Supporting St Gregory’s

Many parishioners have been asking how they can continue to support our parish financially in the absence of the weekly offering. I certainly am very grateful to them, and to all of you who have continued to support the parish at this time; I know at personal cost to yourselves. Unfortunately, at this time the parish does indeed need financial support and if you can help out in any way please see below. There are several options to be found there, and once again thank you for your support, it is invaluable!

Please use the form below to make ad-hoc contributions to the work of the Parish.
This system does not yet allow you to set up an account for the Gift Aid system, but is the same payment system as the terminals in church ("tap and go" terminals). You will soon be able to register here for gift aid giving, and then your contributions made on the terminals will also be gift aided.

Standing Order

To set-up a Standing Order to the parish, both Gift Aid and non-Gift Aid, please use one of the forms found on this page. If you can gift aid your kind donation, please download a form and return it completed to the parish office. If you can, also send via email a scanned copy of your signed form, this would also be appreciated so that it can be passed onto the Diocese for processing. This is by far the best way to contribute to the parish and thank you very much in advance. You can be assured that your contribution will certainly make a big difference at this time. Once again thank you Gift Aid Form:Gift Aid Form: . . . Non- Gift Aid FormNon- Gift Aid Form
    300 Club
    You can also contribute by joining the 300 Club. All we are asking you to do is set up a standing order donation of £5 per month, or £60 per year. Each member will be allocated a number. The numbers are then entered into a draw that will take place in the Old Priory at St Gregory's Church on the last Sunday of each month, after the 9.30am Mass.
  • 1st Prize £100
  • 2nd Prize £50
  • 3rd Prize £25
    At Christmas there will be an additional free draw. Prizes will be paid by cheque and posted to the winners after each draw throughout the year. It is easy to join the 300 Club and contribute to this worthwhile fund, whilst giving yourself a chance to win a money prize. If you are concerned about playing a lottery, please don't be. If you win a prize you can always donate it back to St Gregory's! Finally, please don't forget that all the funds raised through the 300 Club will go towards the upkeep and development of our beautiful church.
    How do I join the 300 club?
    Please contact the office on 01242 523737 between 9am and 1pm.
    Our beautiful Grade 2* Listed Church is the town's main Roman Catholic Church. About 1,000 attend Mass here each weekend, and there is also a daily Mass congregation of up to 70 people. The Jericho Appeal was launched several years ago to raise money for the urgently needed repairs to the boundary walls, gates, tower and spire of St Gregory's Church. Thanks to the generosity from individual supporters and with the aid of grants from English Heritage and other bodies we now have a fully restored tower and spire, and working tower clock. All the monies owing for these works have been paid, but our beautiful Church is constantly in need of maintenance and repairs. The Jericho Appeal was re-launched in 2007, the 150th anniversary year of Cardinal Wiseman opening our church on 26th May, 1857.
    Parishioners and friends of St Gregory's have generously and faithfully contributed to the Jericho Appeal over the years. In recent years, our Jericho funds have enabled us to provide a new floor and heating system. A large number of donations have been received towards a new carpet to the Sanctuary area of the Church. Thank you to our many friends and benefactors without whose support our Church would fall into a very sorry state.
    How to help?
    If you would like to help us, please send a cheque to St Gregory's Jericho Appeal at the address on our contact page. Cheques should be made payable to: "ST GREGORY'S JERICHO APPEAL".

Dona - coming soon

The pandemic has had many effects on society.  One is a sharp decline in the use of cash.  St Gregory’s Church has now installed two card readers at the west doors and side porch. These card readers are linked to an online giving system known as Dona which has been used successfully across the country and has been trialled in our diocese. The system will not be fully operational until OPAS, the online parish administration system is running optimally in our parish during the summer. When fully operational the Dona system will allow giving, including gift aided giving, to the parish and to the Jericho via card at the card readers or on-line.  It will also allow for giving to the SVP and the parish projects in the same way, but the system will not allow the latter to be gift aided. Those wishing to gift aid contributions to the parish projects will still have to use the current envelopes. On Sundays, Christmas and Easter etc the card readers and the on-line system will only be set to a default for giving so as not to have long delays at the doors.  Monday to Saturdays, the readers and on-line giving, which will replace paypal on our webpage, will display the following 4 options, 4 being the maximum number that can be displayed at any one time:
• Parish Funds
• Jericho
• Parish Projects
Those wishing to give can then pick the option they wish to donate to and then move to the amounts screen. On Sundays this will not be the case and only the amount screen will be displayed and this will go to the default setting of parish funds or another default setting.  Those giving to parish projects when this option is available in church or on-line Monday to Saturday should note that any money given in this way will be divided equally between the four projects.
For gift aided giving, cards only need to be registered once, at the card readers or on-line and in future these cards will automatically participate in the gifted aided scheme for parish funds and Jericho.  This can be done from the Easter weekend when we will initially turn the system on.  The storage of data is by a company SumUp which is GDPR compliant.   During the Easter weekend and the Octave of Easter, the card readers in the Church will be functioning and will be set by default to Easter Collection which is not gift aided.  From then on the card readers and the on-line facility will be on default for parish funds only until OPAS is up and running fully.
I hope and trust this is sufficient information to begin with and I hope that you will support this new way in contributing to parish life.
Images of Dona terminals and web page.