Whilst currently the opportunities to meet in person for worship are limited the life and mission of the church continues. Many people contribute to this work in many different ways through their time, talents and finance. Without any one of these we could not continue.
Historically our main sources of income have been from hall rentals, fees for weddings and funerals, fundraising events and regular giving by our congregation. With the current lockdown in place due to the coronavirus then we are no longer able to hire out our rooms and halls, and fundraising events are no longer able to go ahead.
Taken together, this all represents a significant loss of income for our church but we are still required to pay fixed costs such as buildings insurance and maintenance, and our contribution (Parish Offer) to the diocesan costs continues to be as relevant as ever, as the clergy continue to work and need housing.
How can you help at this time?
Please consider setting up a regular gift by standing order. This can be stopped at any time. If you don’t wish to set up a regular gift, you may wish to make a one-off gift instead
For the purposes of setting up a regular gift or a one-off gift via your online banking, the church’s bank details are:
Account Name: PCC of the Church of St. Martin
Account number: 80687448
Sort code: 20-06-72
Please put your name in the payment reference so we know the gift is from you. This is particularly important if we have a signed gift aid mandate from you.
Alternatively, you can fill in a standing order mandate, available here and via the "Download" button below, and return it direct to your bank by post.
If you are a UK taxpayer and you haven’t done so already, please also sign a Gift Aid form, available here, and send it to the treasurer so we can enhance the gift by claiming back the Gift Aid.
Saint Martin's now has an On-line giving page.
We are also running a fund raising campaign for some much needed work on the church hall. This is explained on the following JustGiving page: Hall Rewiring.