Sunday 19th July 2020
We continue to be very grateful for your generosity through your online donations and cheques to the parish office and especially for the donations coming into the Abbey using the offertory box or contactless devices. The small device has been updated and now accepts donations of £3 to £45. As the impact of the crisis develops, we know that our financial situation will continue to be a challenge in the months and years ahead and we shall need to look at new ways of fundraising.
Last week I invited you to come up with ‘socially distant’ ideas involving your own gifts and talents that would help our fundraising drive. Please give this some thought as there’s so much innovation and talent in our congregation. For example, recently Dick Hewett’s ‘slow marathon’ set out to raise £1,000 and at the time of writing has collected over £2350+ for his six chosen charities. Well done Dick! Here is one idea that has been suggested: Walk the Test ’another’ Way https://www.walkthetestway.org.uk/
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 use the offertory box or one of the two contactless devices inside the north door or 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