Thank you for your continued support:
Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), all public Acts of Worship are suspended, and the staff have been placed on temporary leave ('furlough'), therefore our parish church and office will remain CLOSED until further notice.
We will still stay in communication with you during this time of isolation.
Emails will be answered as best as possible, but it may take time to reply. If you wish to have urgent contact with Fr Mathew, please telephone him at St Hugh's on (01522) 528961.
Some parishioners have asked how they can continue to make their offerings during this period when our churches are closed. This is much appreciated; our Parish needs your continued support at this time. Coronavirus has raised some very particular financial challenges for us. Not only do we have no plate and envelope collection, but we cannot hire out our parish rooms either. We must, however, continue to pay for essentials, such as our priests’ living expenses, the upkeep of our buildings, and other ongoing costs.
Of course, we realise that the current emergency is affecting many people’s income, and they may not be able to continue their level of offerings. If this is the case, we fully understand, and our prayers are with you.
If you currently pay by Standing Order, this will continue as usual unless you tell your bank to vary it.
If you usually give, by envelope or by cash in the collection, you could now make a donation, via your online or telephone banking. You can either make individual payments whenever you like, or you can set up a regular giving by Standing Order. This can be stopped at any time, for example, if you wish to resume giving by cash or envelope once Sunday Mass is resumed.
The Parish (Lloyds Bank) Account details are:
Account Name: Our Lady of Lincoln RC Parish / Sort Code: 30-95-05 / Account Number: 01917420
It is particularly important if we have a signed Gift-Aid Declaration from you, and you normally use numbered envelopes you should quote your NAME and envelope NUMBER as the payment reference.
(so AN Other, the holder of envelope 38, would quote AN OTHER ENV 38).
If you are a UK taxpayer, you also have the option of adding Gift-Aid, whereby the UK Government adds a further 25% to your donation.
Anyone wishing to set up a new Standing Order Mandate or Gift-Aid Declaration, should access the parish webpage, where you will find the form in the Newsletter section. http://www.ourladyoflincoln.com/newsletters
Please return it by post, or email (with a telephone number, so that we can contact you).
Our parish relies on donations to stay open, and provide care and support to everyone in our community. Only if you are able to, now more than ever, please consider giving generously, to support our mission and ministry.