ST. IPPOLYTS CHURCH APPEAL
As everybody is aware most charities are going through a difficult time with the coronavirus pandemic causing the amounts of money they receive being severely reduced. St. Ippolyts Church is no exception and for the year of 2020 we have had a deficit of approximately £9000 and as a result we are delving deeply into our dwindling reserves to keep our beautiful church running.
Our regular Church expenses are about £60,000 each year and include our Parish Share to the Diocese of St. Albans (which in turn pays for Reverend Ginni), our worship costs, regular maintenance, utility bills, churchyard maintenance and administration costs.
Over 90% of our income comes from members of our church family and local community. We receive nothing from either Government, the central church or from other charities to meet our regular expenses.
We are fortunate that a number of people give regularly via regular standing order payments. This has been a Godsend during the pandemic and without these payments our finances would have been even more severely compromised. Regular giving enables people to plan their giving and support our valuable work even if they are unable to attend a service and put money in the collection plate.
We are therefore asking that you:-
- Consider making a commitment to our church by setting up a standing order to give to our church on a regular basis whatever amount you feel is within your means.
- If this is not possible make a one off donation to help us through this difficult period.
- For those that already give on a regular basis perhaps you may feel it is possible to increase your monthly amount.
If you decide to make a one-off donation there is a facility on our web site to make a gift though we are unable to collect gift aid through the web site donations.
An alternative is to make a donation by text. To make a text donation,
Text - STIPPSCHURCH 5 to 70085 to donate £5 or if you wish to donate a larger amount then substitute the
5 with the amount you would like to donate up to a maximum of £20.
Texts cost the amount you have donated plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.
If you’d like to give but do not wish to receive marketing communications,
Text - STIPPSCHURCHNOINFO 5 to 70085 to donate £5 etc.