28th March, 2020 – Weekly Donations

Some parishioners have asked how they can maintain their donations which would normally be given via the collection plate. It is true that church income will significantly reduce as a result of the current ban on public liturgies while we are all being asked to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel. While I will endeavour to keep parish outgoings as low as possible, please could I ask those parishioners who can afford it at this time, and do not currently give by Standing Order, to consider donating online. There are three ways of donating during this crisis so that you do not need to leave home:

This can be done via the Diocesan website which can be found at https://northamptondiocese.org/donate/ . Scroll down to find the ‘Donate’ button and follow the instructions on the Catholic Diocese of Northampton Virgin money giving page. By indicating in the notes section of the donate page that the donation is for “St. Edward’s Kettering” your donation will go into our parish account with the diocese, and will at the same time help our diocese as a whole. Please note that there is the facility to Gift Aid any donation to your parish if you are a taxpayer. Thank you for any help you can give.

Standing Order via your own bank
Alternatively, you can set up a standing order for donations to your parish using your online bank account. The information required to make the donation is as follows.
Bank; NatWest
Sort Code; 60-06-11
Account Name; 46898093
Account Name; Northampton Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust
Payment Ref; St. Edward’s, Kettering

One-off donation by telephone
The facility is available in the central office at Bishop’s House to take donations by card payments over the phone. As above they would need to be informed at the time of the call where the donation is to be attributed to.