An update on Christian Aid Week
This year – as with last – the ongoing pandemic meant we couldn’t run our usual doorstep collections for Christian Aid. Instead, we set up our own St Mary’s e-envelope for Christian Aid, which allowed people to donate securely online. Through generous donations, this raised a total of £780. Alongside this, Christian Aid envelopes were made available in the church. Despite only limited numbers being able to attend services in person, these envelopes raised an additional £561.
In total, after adding Gift Aid, a stunning £1,341 was raised by the parish of St Mary’s.
It looks unlikely that doorstep collections will return in the future years. Online donations remove the need to handle cash or cheques and simplify the process of counting contributions. However, we will continue to make paper envelopes available in the church for those who prefer to continue giving in this way.
Many thanks to all who donated to Christian Aid, either through us here at St Mary’s or elsewhere. Your gifts are helping to build a safer, healthier, and fairer world for all.
Worshipping in person
In line with the Government’s plan for easing lockdown, and based on our own risk assessments, our doors are open for public worship. You must book to attend any of our services in person, and you must follow additional rules around cleaning your hands, covering your face, and maintaining distancing whilst in the church. If you want to attend a service you can either book online, or you can call us on 0113 450 8554.
We will continue streaming all our services, both during this period of limited availability and into the future. You can join us online every Sunday morning at 10.00 am, catch up any time through the week, listen to our services over the phone, or listen using our podcast.Continue reading “Parish Notices: 20 June 2021”