A big “Thank you” to everyone who took part and has donated so far!

Palm Sunday (28th March) was the final day of counting. Many of you have been adding up and made your donation to St Mary’s and by 21st April an amazing £4190.21, had been given. And with additional gift aid the total is approximately £4,890.

If you missed out on this, please read below to find out more. It’s not too late to carry out this little exercise – it’s quite and eye opener and interesting to do – or simply make a small donation to help get the total up to £5,000!

  • By BACS to the Ross PCC Account, Sort Code 08 92 99 Account no 65437016. Please put CYB in the reference box.
  • Post a cheque made out to Ross PCC to the Treasurer c/o The Benefice Office marked on the envelope Count your blessings.
  • Take cash or a cheque to the Benefice Office (Monday to Friday mornings only). Please phone 01989 562175 before you leave home.

If you are able to add Gift Aid, please complete the form, so that we can reclaim a further 25% at no cost to you. If you’re using a paper form it can be handed in with your donation. If you use the button above

Lent 2021

For almost a year now there has been very little opportunity to raise any funds for the work of St Mary’s so we hope that you will help us during Lent by taking part in this fundraiser.

Each day until Palm Sunday, we invite you to consider how blessed we have been despite the difficulties we have encountered during the pandemic and offer opportunities to make donations to our funds. Although we are suggesting an amount you might like to give, feel free to give less or more as you can afford and fill in each daily amount as you go. We hope you will enjoy counting your blessings.

On some days we are not asking you to make a donation, but rather to do something or pray about something instead. The final day will be Palm Sunday.

To take part you can download our 40 blessings spreadsheet (.xlsx) and fill it in on your device (it will do all the sums for you) or download and print a booklet.