St Mary’s is a charity which receives no funding from the government and is entirely dependent on donations and fees to keep operating. During this time of crisis the work we do is more important than ever, but we need your support.

If you would like to support the Church it’s easy. You can either give a one-off donation or you can commit to giving regularly, and you can use your credit or debit card, set up a Direct Debit, or send the money directly to our bank account.

We promise that every penny will go to supporting the work of the Church here at Whitkirk and across the Diocese of Leeds.


Donate online

You can donate to the work of St Mary’s Church quickly and easily – either as a one-off or on a regular basis – using your card or by setting up a Direct Debit.

Make a one-off donation now

Start making a regular donation


Other ways to donate

Donate by cheque

You can donate by cheque, payable to “St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk”. Just write your name on the back (so we know who it’s from) and pop it in the post to:

The Parish Office
390 Selby Road
Leeds LS15 0AA
United Kingdom

Donate by bank transfer

You can either send a one-off donation or set up a standing order to our bank account. Please add your name to the reference so we know who it’s from.

Account name: St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk
Sort code: 05-00-50
Account number: 11893281
Reference: Your first initial and last name, for example, “J SMITH”


What does my donation do?

Your donation will allow us to continue in our work, both within the Church and across the entire Diocese of Leeds. It might be used in a number of ways depending on what we need at the time; it might go towards our day-to-day running costs, it might be used to make a one-off purchase, it may be used to pay our Parish Share, we might put it towards a larger project, or we might invest it for the future.

If you’d like your donations to go towards a specific area of our work then please get in touch to talk about how you’d like your gift to be used.


Gift Aid

If you’re a UK taxpayer and haven’t yet made a Gift Aid declaration, you can make one online right now to increase the value of your donation by 25%.

Make a Gift Aid declaration


Leave a legacy

Have you made a will? The Church has been here for the best part of 1,000 years; we plan long term and if you would like to do the same by making a bequest of either a specific amount or a percentage of your estate, please either speak to your solicitor or let us know and we’ll be happy to talk with you about this. If you’d like to read more, please see our Legacy Policy.