The UK is experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Places of worship play an important role in providing spiritual leadership and in bringing communities together. However, their communal nature also makes them places that are vulnerable to the spread of coronavirus. Also, many of our members are elderly or in the ‘at risk’ category.
As the UK emerged from the first lockdown a very difficult decision was made with regard to the pattern of worship in our group of four churches. This decision was based on the Welsh Government Guidelines, the statement from the House of Bishops and conversations with other leaders in the Valle Crucis Mission Area. This situation has been reviewed in line with the updates from the Welsh Government and Church in Wales.
The truth is that a great deal of our income has disappeared with the closure of the community hall, the closure of our church buildings, and cessation of services.
Ordinarily, it costs St Collen's Church alone £1,000 per week to keep it open and active. We, like many other churches, will be living off our reserves for the foreseeable future.
Our historic buildings and wide-ranging work come at a price. To be there for generations to come, we need to reach out to those who can help us today.
Whatever you are able to give, please consider this over this period.
Ways to give:
If you prefer to donate by cheque, please make your cheque payable to:
St Collen's Church (or name of individual church: we are part of a group of four churches),
St Collen's Community Hall,
Llangollen, LL20 8PL
If you are a UK taxpayer and would like tus to reclaim the tax you have paid on your donation through the Gift Aid scheme, you can download our Gift Aid declaration form. Just print it, fill it in and send it to us with your cheque.
BY DIRECT DEBIT
To consider setting up a Direct Debit, please contact our Treasurer:
BY BANK TRANSFER
Please use your name as the transaction reference.
Account Name: Vicar and Churchwardens St Collen Llangollen
Account Number: 05406781
Sort Code: 53-81-03
If you are a UK taxpayer and wish to Gift Aid your donation, complete the Gift Aid Declaration form and return to us via email or post.