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Our clergy are amazing, but COVID-19 means we need help to continue to meet the costs of their stipends.
As churches and church halls remain closed, parishes are having a reduced income. This means some may have to reduce their ‘Parish Share’ contributions, which largely pay for our clergy. The Diocesan Board of Finance has a limited ability to make up the shortfall.
We need to continue to pay our clergy and support staff throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. This central fund is for anyone who wishes to contribute to stipend and wage costs.
Can you help?
Please continue to support your local church as your first priority.
However, if in addition to this, you are able to give to the ‘Diocese of Worcester Ministry Fund’, your donation will be used to help pay for our clergy now and in the coming months. The ministry of clergy is so important at this moment for both those in the church and in our communities. They are hard at work and therefore the church receives no support from the government to pay for them. Can you help?
Each Priest costs £100 a day (stipend, National Insurance and Pension). A gift of £80 would, with Gift Aid, fund a person for a day; £560 (with Gift Aid) would cover a week’s costs for one of our clergy. Every gift of £20, £50 or £100 will make a real difference.
Some clergy are in the fortunate position not to need a full stipend. We are grateful to all those who have offered to take a reduced stipend in the present crisis. However, reducing stipends is a very difficult process to manage, so please do consider contributing to this fund instead.
The more we raise, the less we will need from our churches. Please give now, as generously as you feel able, to ensure that we offer the love of God to as many people as we can at this time.
Regular giving through Parish Giving Scheme
You can give regularly to the Ministry Fund through the Parish Giving Scheme. PGS can now sign up new donors by phone – call 0333 002 1271.
You will need to quote ‘Diocese of Worcester Ministry Fund 42A646000’ Existing PGS donors can set up their donation by email to PGS Team email@example.com.
If you would prefer to send a donation by cheque, please make it payable to: 'Worcester DBF' and mark it clearly for the Diocese of Worcester Ministry Fund. This should then be sent to:
Diocese of Worcester Ministry Fund, The Old Palace, Deansway, Worcester. WR1 2JE