Church of England Diocese of Truro Probus

An Appeal for Funds

We are in economically uncertain times and there is concern all around managing finances. The Church is no different in this respect. Although the building may be closed, there are still many ongoing costs which we must pay. We therefore as a parish, need to pull together to support each other and our Church at this time.

Probus Church is committed to £1,665 expenditure every month. This is to pay a reduced monthly MMF contribution to Clergy salaries and other Diocesan costs, the monthly insurance premium and the monthly standing charges for gas and electricity supplies.

The Church gratefully receives £670 via monthly bank standing orders and the Parish Giving Scheme. At the moment the £300 or so that is usually received at Church services in the form of weekly envelopes and cash is not coming in.

Please, if you are an envelope giver or a cash giver, continue to give your contribution either:

Directly to the Church’s bank account, (Lloyds, in the name of PROBUS PARISH CHURCH, sort code 30-98-76, a/c no. 01999176, quoting your envelope number and the number of weeks – OR – Cash collection.)

By CHEQUE, payable to PROBUS PARISH CHURCH, mailed to Robert Dodd, Lelissick Barn, Probus, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 4LP

By depositing cash in a sealed envelope at Robert’s home, Lelissick Barn, on your exercise break during lock down, or

By asking Robert (01726 883408) to collect from your home on one of his exercise breaks.

Parish Giving Scheme - This is a new donation scheme available for everyone. The big advantage to us is that we receive the gift aid on the donation right away, rather than the next year when Robert makes the total claim for all donations. You may also agree to maintain the value of your donation automatically by increasing your donation by the rate of inflation each year. The scheme is also available to non gift aid givers.</span>

You can enrol on the Parish Giving Scheme by phone (0333 002 1271) on weekdays 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. You only need to be able to quote Probus Parish Church, the PGS Code (390 639108) your bank account details, and the amount of your donation. PGS will then set up the direct debit on your behalf. It all takes less than 10 minutes.

If you are replacing your standing order donation, then you may wish to access your bank account to cancel it.

Thank you very much for your help.

Joachim  - Team Rector

Andy - Church Warden

<span style="font-size: 1rem;">Robert - Treasurer</span>