.At the beginning of April every year parishioners renew their parish envelopes, if you would like to join the list of those who contribute through the envelope system you can do so by phoning the Parish Office with your details. If you would prefer to set up a Direct Debit payment to contribute to the upkeep of the Parish this can also be facilitated by contacting the Parish Office.  The Parish is indebted to all who continually support our work.

Some of those who use envelopes have also signed up for the Gift Aid programme.   The Gift Aid programme allows the parish to claim some of the tax you have already paid to the government which helps us continue to carry on the work and paying the bills that are part and parcel of parish work and ministry. It costs nothing extra to you as you’ve already paid the tax. If you have already signed up for it all you need do is return the first white Gift Aid envelope in your box.  This year in our parish we hope to undertake a number of minor improvements to our Churches with necessary painting and repair, the investigation of providing a modern disabled toilet facility in the Holy Family Church and outside improvements to enhance Church grounds.  We also hope to begin the next stage of graveyard development in the cemetery at St Mary and St Joseph’s Church.  Gift Aid funds will go part of the way to meeting this huge expense so please think seriously of completing a Gift Aid declaration.  Just click on this link to download a copy of the form and send it in to the parish office at your earliest convenience.  Gift Aid Declaration Form



“A lawyer, to disconcert Jesus, put a question , ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’  Jesus said, ‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the greatest and the first commandment.  The second resembles it: You must love your neighbour as yourself.  On these two hang the whole Law and the Prophets also’.

Matthew 22:35-40

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