News and Events

Synodal Pathway: As mentioned in the bishop’s pastoral letter a few weeks ago, we are all asked to participate in preparing for the Synod in Rome in 2023.  From the First Sunday of Advent until the First Sunday of Lent a
questionnaire will be available on the diocesan website – www.rcdea.org.uk . Type ‘Synodal Pathway’ in the search box and it will lead you to the questionnaire.  If you are unable to access the internet, please speak to either Fr David or our team leader, Sudeep Mathias.

Foodbank: Don’t forget that we are a collection point for the local foodbank.  If you can, buy an extra item when you go shopping and put it in the basket in the church porch.

‘Gift Aid – the good way to give to your Church’

Gift Aid is an arrangement that allows charities, including churches, to reclaim tax on donations made by a taxpayer. It covers weekly giving as well as one-off donations.

This means that every donation you make is worth 25% more to your Church, at no cost to you. For example, if you donate £20, we will be able to reclaim £5 on your donation from the government, meaning the Church gets £20 from you and £5 from the government. If you’re already paying tax on earnings, pensions or income/capital gains from investments, the government simply gives back to the Church some of the tax you have already paid. We don’t need to know your personal details such as income, nor your National Insurance number. Your donations will qualify as long as they’re not more than 4 times the tax you have paid in that tax year (6 April to 5 April).

All you have to do is complete a simple form called a Gift Aid Declaration with your name and address.

Please help us to make the most of this scheme to benefit our Church.

Mass Online: In addition to the details already given about Mass from Walsingham www.walsingham.org.uk/live-stream and the Cathedral www.sjbcathedral.org.uk , you will also find a huge number of Masses from around the world available online by visiting www.mass-online.org