If you would like to make a donation towards the restoration project, please use the Donate button below, which will take you to a secure PayPal donation form. A PayPal account is not necessary.
GIFT AID YOUR DONATION
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can add 25p to every £1 that you give to Corpus Christi (at no extra cost to yourself) through Gift Aid. All you have to do is to download and complete a gift aid form and send it to the parish: either with your donation or giving details of the donation/s you have made online to which it is to be applied.
OTHER WAYS TO DONATE:
Please make cheques payable to:
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
and post to:
Corpus Christi Catholic Church
To set up a standing order with your bank, please use the details below:
Account Name: WRCDT Corpus Christi Building Appeal
Bank: HSBC, 69 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5EY
Sort Code: 40-05-20
Account Number: 51690264
OUR FINANCIAL STATUS
Corpus Christi is entirely financially dependent on what it receives in donations from parishioners, visitors and friends. In some countries, Italy for example, the State pays for the maintenance and repair of Catholic churches. This is not the case in the UK. Whilst the Archdiocese of Westminster owns the church and the land it is built on, the parish is entirely responsible for every aspect of its own upkeep, maintenance and repair, internally and externally.
Contrary to what is often wrongly assumed, we do not receive any financial support either from the Vatican nor from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Westminster of which this parish is a part. Together with all other parishes in Westminster Diocese we also make an annual financial contribution, according to our means, to the running of the diocese and its various public charities. We also contribute annually to Peter’s Pence and other public funds administered by the Holy See in Rome.
REMEMBERING THE PARISH IN YOUR WILL
Every adult with any form of assets or savings should have a legal Will in place. Wills are not just for wealthy people or seniors. If you’re married, have children or other dependents, having a Will is a ‘must’, to protect your loved ones and see that they are cared for. Most of all, a Will speaks for you in the settling of your estate. A Will ensures your charitable wishes are fulfilled as well.
A Will also allows you to donate to your favourite or heartfelt causes, reducing your taxable estate. Wills enable ‘the gift you’ve always wanted to give.’ Many Catholics hold their Faith dearly. They grew up in the Faith and lived their lives with the Catholic Church. Accordingly, leaving a legacy gift to their parish or to the diocese would be a natural and wonderful way to pass their faith on. Such a gift allows the Church to serve others and to help perpetuate our Catholic presence. Any legacy provision in your Will, large of small, counts and is needed. Please make a Will, or if you have one already, please consider designating a legacy gift to your parish. There are a number of ways to add a legacy provision to your Will, noted in this downloadable leaflet.
For many, our Catholic Faith is at the centre of their daily lives. A Legacy Gift is a great way to continue your generosity to the Church, expressing your love for our Catholic Faith and your parish, and to pass an example of Faith to the next generations. There are several ways in which you can make a Legacy Gift:
- A bequest of a specific, fixed amount to your parish, to be included in your Will…. it can be £500 or £1,000…. or £50,000 to over £1 million – any amount!
- A bequest of a percentage of your remaining estate to your parish after other provisions are made.… a substantive amount when you’re not exactly sure.
- Designating the Catholic Church – your parish – to receive the remainder of your estate after beneficiaries are looked after…. a way to do something.
- You can also designate specific items of property to your parish – your house, land owned, artwork, jewellery, antiques, precious metals, your car, and other appreciated assets or shares. For these, you must show a clear title of ownership and they must be appraisable.
Your priority will be to protect your family and loved ones, of course, and we hope your parish and the Catholic Church hold a special place too.
For more information on how to remember the Parish in your will, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and resources and further information will be sent out to you.