Giving to our Parishes
If you wish to donate securely on line to our Parishes, please follow the links below:
St. Mary Magdalen and St. Teresa, Penwortham
St. Oswald, Longton
A Message From our Parish Priests:
Sacred Heart Parish benefits from the Gift Aid Scheme. Parishioners who pay tax on their income, both PAYE or investments, are invited to join the scheme. The Tax refunds boost the parish income at no extra cost to the donor. Unlike the Covenant Scheme, which preceded the Gift Aid Scheme, one does not have to make a commitment of a fixed sum of money – weekly, monthly or annually. You can make contributions by: Cash or cheque in a numbered envelope placed in the Offertory Collection or a Standing Order with your bank
The Inland Revenue assumes that your donations have been taxed at the Standard Rate, i.e. 20%, and refunds the Charity at the rate of 25p in the £. You may not be paying at the Standard Rate so you need to be sure that your tax for the year covers the refund that your Gift Aided donations will create.
How can I Join The Scheme?
Simply sign a Gift Aid Declaration Form and this will remain current until you inform the Parish Gift Aid Organiser that you are no longer paying tax or that you are leaving the Parish.
Interested? Contact either Father Roy or Father Michael. (You can reach them through their respective Parish Offices). We have a gift aid organiser for each Parish who treats all information in the strictest confidence.
Gift-Aided Donations for Special Collections: Throughout the year, special collections are taken for e.g. CAFOD Family Fast, Priests’ Training Fund, Priests’ Retirement Fund and others. For these charities to gain tax refunds, special envelopes must be used.