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“And now, brothers and sisters, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own, they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people. And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord...”

2 Corinthinans 8

 

22nd August 2020

A MESSAGE FROM BRIAN SEABORN, OUR TREASURER

Our church building has now reopened - the first step back to regular worship for us all. During the closure our income has inevitably taken a tumble as there have been no cash collections or envelope donations.

The new boxes of envelopes were ready at church just before the "lockdown" happened and so no-one has been able to use them. The new sets are near the entrance to the church, so if and when you attend please pick yours up and, if safe to do so, take the ones for other people that you know. 

Please try as best you can to make up the missing weeks in your giving. One or two have made online donations - thanks so much. And some were able to make cash and envelope donations last Sunday - again, many thanks. Everyone's circumstances are affected by the virus problems and we will of course understand if you cannot make up the shortfall.

While our gas and electricity use at church is lower, the Parish Share (our main expenditure item) must still be paid. That's over £5,000 per month this year. We are using our reserve funds to pay this but that won't last all that much longer.

At present, we are relying quite heavily on those paying by Standing Order (SO). If you wish to set up a Standing Order or perhaps make a donation direct into our account by Online Banking our details are:

Account name: Mottram Parish Church
Sort code: 05-05-29
Account number: 45670614


Please remember to include your name if you set up a SO or make an online donation so that I can keep an accurate record of everything.

If you wish to send a cheque (payable to Mottram Parish Church) to me that's fine too: Brian Seaborn 17 Lee Dale Close Denton M34 6BG. If you need to call me about anything my phone number is 0161 336 8089.

Many thanks.
Brian