One of the more mundane worries that this situation has caused is that we have been unable to collect money from the envelopes and loose cash given each week. While our income has therefore reduced, our costs have not; apart from saving on heating almost everything else is a fixed cost – parish share, insurance, church security and wages. We have also had to forego income from Outlook and hall lettings.

As well as praying for each other and for a safe outcome from this epidemic, our duty as Christians is to provide for the church in a time of need and we would like to encourage you to make your usual level of giving by bank transfer to the church’s account (details below).

After this is over you may care to set up a standing order and donate this way in the future too.

If you would like to make a donation, please either use the bank details shown below, or click on this link to make a one-off donation via The Giving Machine.

We thank you for helping to keep your church afloat.

Yours sincerely,

St Mary's Finance Committee

Church Bank Account details
Bank: TSB
Account Name: PCC of Great Dunmow
Sort code: 30-92-76
Account No.: 00072320

EASYFUNDRAISING CLOSES IN ON £2,000! Yes that’s right, as of 21st April, between us we have raised £1,947.90 through easyfundraising. It’s miraculous how all those little bits add up. If you’re not sure what easyfundrasing is, just click on the link and find out how by shopping online or choosing a new utilities provider, you may be able to support St. Mary’s. Not every on-line retailer is on easyfundraising, but there are two other schemes where St Mary’s has registered; Amazon’s Smile and also thegivingmachine. It costs us nothing, but really does help St. Mary’s.

Maybe we can get to £2,500 by this time next year.

If you need some help getting set up, please contact Nigel Dodd, Michael Ryley or Patrick Whittick.

Gift Aid form. If you would like us to claim Gift Aid back on your donation, please fill in this form and return it to Nigel (details on the form).

GIFT Declaration revised 2016.doc