We do not receive any direct funding from the government or other statutory bodies. All of our regular income comes from donations and fees.
If you would like to support the Church financially, there are a few ways to do so from a one-off donation through to planned giving or leaving a legacy in your will.
Some people wish to donate for a specific purpose, such as helping the Church’s mission, maintaining our Grade 1 listed building, or any one of a whole range of other things we do. If you’d like to give for a specific reason just let us know when you make your donation, and we’ll be happy to make sure it is set aside for that purpose.
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.
Other ways to donate
Donate by cheque
You can donate by cheque, payable to “St Mary’s Church, Whitkirk”. Just pop it in the post, along with a note saying if you wish it to be used for any specific purpose, to:
The Parish Office
390 Selby Road
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”
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%.
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.
Thank you for your gift.
— Matthew Peat, Vicar