DONATIONSGIVING TO YOUR CHURCHESSunday Collections – Belbroughton & FairfieldDuring the current pandemic, we continue to face many of our usual expenses such as insurance, utilities bills and churchyard maintenance. We have suffered greatly with no collections from April to July and can only put out the collection plate by the entrance and exits now rather than pass them round as before. The PCC is genuinely concerned about what the effect of this reduction in income may be on our church finances. Many people give regularly to the church through Standing Orders. Others give through cash collection on the plate and/or an additional donation by cheque. You might like to give by a Standing Order or a donation. We can accept either electronic bank transfer by computer or a cheque. Please send any cheques to the Church Office, put them in the collection bag or give them to John or Wendy at Belbroughton. If you can make an electronic bank transfer, the bank account for St Marks and Holy Trinity is HSBC in Stourbridge with a sort code of 40-43-17 and the account number is 91594095. As you may be aware, any amount that you give can be Gift Aided. There is no cost to you and the church receives at 25% rebate from the Government. For every £100 pound we collect, we can claim another £25 from HMRC. Please contact John or Wendy Penlington for a simple form which you can sign saying you wish to apply Gift Aid to your donation for the past few years and the future. All financial transactions are, of course, completely confidential and the Gift Aid donation is at no cost to you.