At a time when traditional services are not taking place, the work of the church continues. Congregations have therefore been urged to make every effort to remit their Ministries and Mission contributions in the normal way.
This note is to advise members, adherents and anyone sympathetic to the work that the church does in the community, how they can still contribute at this difficult time.
1. Standing Orders: Whilst many of our supporters already give regularly by standing order, we would encourage others to do so and a mandate form can be found here:
The sort code for the Bank of Scotland general account for Edzell Parish Church is 80-12-66 and the account number is 00322820. The SCO (charity) number for the Church is SCO13105, which you will need if you are kindly completing a Gift Aid form, as a UK tax payer.
Our Treasurer, Tim Ambrose (tel 622286 and e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org) can assist further, if required.
2. Internet Banking: Anyone who undertakes internet banking can also give their offering via the congregation's bank account.
3. Freewill Offering Envelopes: If you would rather not make your offerings in any other way while buildings are closed, please simply put your normal offering aside each week and then give the appropriate amount when buildings reopen. You can nevertheless deliver envelopes to the Minister, Wayne Pearce (17 Lethnot Road) the Session Clerk, Andy Turnbull (8 The Glebe) either of the two Deputy Session Clerks Carol Webster and Douglas Gow (24 Castle Gardens/Glen Almond, Dalhousie Street) or the outgoing Treasurer, John Clark (Eskdale, Duriehill Road). Ideally, only cheques will be included and not cash in order to comply with the Church's advice that all cash should be counted in the presence of at least two independent persons and also to comply with current guidance on the handling of cash due to the Covid 19 virus, but notes and coins are still OK, if that suits you!
4. Gift Aid: Anyone who has not signed a Gift Aid declaration form is encouraged to do so. An information leaflet including a declaration form can be found here:
5. Online Donations:
Although not yet live, the Church of Scotland will shortly be setting up an online donation facility which enables donors to give to their local congregation through the national website. This will offer a safe and secure online platform for members, and indeed anyone else in the community, to continue to support the church financially. Donors will be able to direct their offerings and donations to their chosen congregation, which can then be tracked and transferred to our bank account.
In the meantime, we thank everyone for their good wishes sent to the Church in these most trying of circumstances.