Thank you for visiting this page. With limited Sunday Mass collections, your giving matters now more than ever.
There are various ways to contribute to the parish.
If you do online banking, the quickest and most direct way to donate is with a bank transfer. If you can, please also consider a monthly gift by Standing Order. Our account details are:
Account Name: WRCDT Bishops Stortford
Sort Code: 40-05-20
Account Number: 31094629
Please add your surname and first name as a reference, to help our bookkeeper.
If you are a taxpayer, please Gift Aid your donation. The government will top up your gift by 25 percent, meaning a £20 offering becomes £25, at no cost to you.
The quickest and easiest way to do Gift Aid now is to send an email to email@example.com with the following information:
- Your parish name
- Your title, first name and surname
- Your address and postcode
- The date of your gift, or start date of Standing Order
- The amount
- Please add the line: ‘Please Gift Aid my donations’
The Diocese Gift Aid office will add your declaration immediately, on behalf of your parish, and email you a confirmation.
This is the most effective way of giving. Less hassle and less paperwork. If you have a current account, the best and most effective way to give regularly is by standing order. Please contact us for a standing order mandate, complete and return to us and we will do the rest.
Weekly Giving Envelopes
If you prefer, you can have a special set of envelopes which have the dates of every Sunday on them. You just put your weekly gift in the dated envelope and place it in the collection on Sunday. However, to make this work as planned giving, if you miss church one week, simply put that week’s donation in the following week’s envelop. You can apply at the parish office for this way of giving and we will send you the form.
Wills and Legacies
Legacies in Wills are a good source of income for your church. They give an opportunity to say thank you for the care and support, love and friendship you have received from your church over the years. They can also a benefit to your estate. As property prices increase more people are potentially becoming liable to pay inheritance tax. This tax can be legitimately avoided or reduced through proper tax planning, including charitable gifts. Wouldn’t you rather benefit your parish church for many years instead of possibly yet more tax when you die?
What is a legacy?
Legacies to the church or charities are a means of leaving them a proportion of your assets after you have died. Everyone should consider leaving a legacy – it’s not just for those we think are ‘rich’. Christians are called to give generously during their lifetime as a response to God’s love, but legacies are a means of expressing generosity at a level which many not have been possible earlier in life. For more information about Legacies and Wills, please contact the parish office, who will refer you to our diocesan representative on Legacies and Wills.
How do I make or amend my Will?
If you have already made a Will, you will need to keep it up to date as you get older and a new Will can be made at any time. More simply, you can add charitable legacies to your Will by consulting your solicitor about a short codicil. For more information contact the parish office or:
Office of Fundraising & Stewardship, Vaughan House
Telephone: 020 7798 9375
Thank you very much for your donation. Everything that happens in our parish is only possible with your support.