Reduced income threatens our ability to deliver our mission
Thank you for your generosity both on the Donate button on the website and in the cheques that you have sent to the parish office.
The reduced income stream that we have experienced since our churches closed is clearly having an impact on our ability as a church to minister to our congregations and to fulfill our mission to them and to the wider community. The government’s furlough scheme has helped us to keep paying our staff but on the other hand our reduced staff is struggling to continue to provide the support that a busy parish like ours needs. Our Treasurer is keeping a very tight control on our day-to-day expenditure but buildings like ours need continual maintenance if they are to continue to meet health and safety standards and we shall have to spend money to ensure that we meet social distancing requirements when we are allowed to re-open. This is why I am encouraging you again today to continue to support us financially through the PGS, your banks and also online. Further details are below.
We are enormously grateful to those of you who make your donations by direct debit through the Planned Giving Scheme, by standing order from your banks and by using the Donate option on the website. If our regular cash donors could please consider changing their methods of donating during the crisis, you can do this most easily by joining the PGS by telephoning 0333 002 1271 or asking our Giving Officer for a Gift Form to complete. Our Parish code that you will need to give the PGS is 416012161. Alternatively you could send a cheque or cheques payable to the ‘PCC of Romsey Abbey’ in an envelope addressed to our ‘Giving Officer’ at the Parish Office, Church Lane, ROMSEY, SO51 8EP.
If you have any questions, concerns or need any help, please contact Colin Davis, our Giving Officer on 07785 983524 or firstname.lastname@example.org. I shall be most grateful for any support that you are able to give.
Thank you very much, Thomas.
Revd Thomas Wharton, Vicar of Romsey