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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


A LETTER FROM THE PARISH CHURCH COUNCIL

Vicar: Rev Cait Walker
30a Broadbottom Road, Mottram, Hyde, Cheshire, SK14 6JB
tel 01457 762268
email revcait@mottramparish.org.uk

 

November 2020

Dear Friend,

We hope you are well and safe in this current Covid-19 pandemic.

We are writing to everyone on our Electoral Roll and our mailing lists regarding the current financial position here at St Michael’s, Mottram. In the September magazine, and again in the November magazine, our treasurer Brian Seaborn explained the changing situation regarding our income and expenditure. Through a combination of fund raising, one-off donations, a slight increase in regular giving and some generous legacies we were able to turn a deficit in 2018 into a surplus in 2019. Little did anyone know what was waiting for us in 2020!

Covid-19 made its appearance early in 2020 and Mottram Church, along with all other churches, was forced to close in March. We reopened on 16th August but now find ourselves in lockdown once again. During the closures there were no cash collections or envelope donations and even on reopening these have been much reduced. Our income has, therefore, inevitably taken a drastic tumble. Those members who give by standing order have continued to do so and we have also received some online donations for which we are grateful.

Our bills for items such as gas, electricity, insurance, and so on have continued to come in and we have managed to pay them. However, every month we are required to pay the “parish share” to Chester Diocese and this is where we are beginning to struggle. The parish share for Mottram Church is just over £5000 per month. We have been using the surplus from 2019 to get by but this is reducing steadily and Brian expects that our funds will be used by early 2021 unless action is taken now. In short, we need your help!

If you support Mottram church through the weekly envelope scheme or cash donation you may not have been able to give as regularly as you would have liked, and may now be wanting to make up the missing weeks. You may consider paying regularly by standing order or perhaps making a one-off donation. Whatever you decide, we really value your support.

We write this without knowing how the coronavirus affects individuals and we’re sorry if this comes at a difficult time for you. For those who are unable to go further please be assured that we understand.

Please see below, details of how you can support us.


Supporting Mottram Church:

If you are have missed some of your regular cash or envelope donations you can send a cheque direct to us (address below) or pay direct into our bank account (details below).

If you do not regularly donate to Mottram Church and would like to make a one-off payment you can send a cheque direct to us (address below) or pay direct into our bank account (details below). Alternatively you can use the “Financial Support” link on our parish website, details can be found below.

The easiest way to support Mottram church on a regular basis is to set up a Standing Order. All the details of our bank account are below.

CHEQUE, payable to “Mottram Parish Church”
Please send to Brian Seaborn, 17 Lee Dale Close, Denton, M34 6BG
or to Revd Cait Walker, The Vicarage, 30a Broadbottom Rd, Mottram, Hyde, SK14 6JB

OUR BANK DETAILS (ONLINE BANKING)

Sort Code:  05-05-29

Account Number  45670614

Please remember to include your name if you set up a Standing Order or make an online donation so that we can keep an accurate record.

JUSTGIVING LINK:

 

If you would like to discuss any of this, here are our contact details –

TREASURER

Brian Seaborn

0161 336 8089

brianseaborn@mottramparish.org.uk

VICAR
Revd Cait Walker

01457 762268

vicar@mottramparish.org.uk

Thank you, and stay safe

Mottram Parish Church Council