Church Finances (taken from St. Mary’s News #46)

The bad news is that our figures from January – April this year see us with a deficit of £5,000, but this is to be expected given the loss of income since lockdown. The good news is: we received over £6,000 back from the Government through Gift Aid, without which the deficit would be over £10,000 (Thank you to all who gift aid!), our donations have increased, and so far in May we have received over £2,000 in donations. The total income was £57,224 and the total expenditure £62,248. Several of you have also increased your regular giving. Thank you for your amazing generosity, which ensures that St Mary’s will survive the present crisis.

We have just added some new information onto our Donations Page regarding a new way of direct debit payments though the Parish Giving Scheme. Please take a look to see if this might work for you.



DOCTORS: Damian Mayo, Jenny Mayo, Charlotte Cox
NURSES: Caroline Frost, Penny Hensman, Ruth Tunski, Jenny Olding, Stephanie Smith
POLICE: Tom Wrenn, Scott Brodrick (RN)
NURSING HOMES: Jemma Frizelle
RETAIL AND FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Chris Jones (Sainsbury’s home delivery driver), Christine Horton (BP Garage, Portchester), Nick Knight (Tescos at Cosham), Natalie Ejemai (Tescos at Fratton) Debbie Foster and
Wendy Castle at Morrisons, Horndean, Keith Fleming-Brown (preparing hot meals for distribution to the
community)and Mark and Wendy Pyatt (delivering food through Portchester Community Centre to the community)

If you have a special prayer request we will put this on the page and ask for your prayers. Contact the Vicar on or phone 02392 375422.

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