In an effort to help reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we need to find ways of avoiding the use of coins and notes. We have already stopped passing the cash collection bags during masses and introduced a basket at the beginning of services for cash collections.
We have also suspended Lucky Numbers as this is cash-based.
An alternative to cash that is worth considering, is to use a monthly standing order.
If you are not able to gift aid then you can pay your donation direct into Christ the King’s bank account. If you want to do this online then you just need to set up a standing order for Christ the King Church using Sort Code 52-10-03 and Account Number 68497342 and enter Donation (and optionally your name) as the reference. If you prefer to take a Standing Order mandate to your bank then a form is attached.
If you are able to gift aid your donation then you will need to complete the diocesan Gift Aid Declaration that is attached and send it to me at the address below so that I can arrange for a gift aid number to be allocated to ensure your donation and the associated gift aid, is directed to our parish. Please do not send the form directly to your bank without including your unique gift aid number.
If you would like to know more about gift aiding an explanatory note and Gift Aid Declaration form are available on the Christ the King website at https://www.ctk-thornbury.org.uk and they are available at the back of church near the Repository.
Chris Hurford, Norfolk House, Hacket Lane, Thornbury, BS35 3TX