Newsletter 19th September 2021 Read
Newsletter 12th September 2021 Read
Newsletter 5th September 2021 Read
Newsletter 28th August 2021 Read
Fr Paul's summary of Muslim networks in the UK - Read
Diocesan Vision leaflet - Read
Archbishop's pastoral letter for 12th/13th June -Read
Bishops' prayer leaflet for when Mass cannot be attended - Read
Parish Contacting information sheet: Read
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Homily for 6th Sunday od Easter (YrB) 9th May, 2021 - Listen
Homily for 4th Sunday of Easter (Yr B) 25th April, 2021 - Listen
Homily for the Easter Vigil 3rd April 2021 - Listen
Homily for Good Friday 2nd April 2021 - Listen
Homily for Sunday 28th February 2021 - Listen
Homily for Sunday 14th February 2021 - Listen
Homily for Sunday 31st January 2021 - Listen
Homily for Sunday 17th January 2021 - Listen
New Parish Contacting Initiative To help us stay in touch, St Mary’s Brewood parish is offering each parishioner the opportunity to be kept in touch with by someone from a team of parish volunteers. A team member would offer to keep in touch with you from time to time, to see how you are and to offer further pastoral help if needed, such as a call from Deacon Stephen or Fr Paul. To take part in this initiative, any parishioner can send Fr Paul their name and telephone number; either by email at: email@example.com or by post to: Fr Paul Smith, St Mary's Presbytery, Wharf Lane, Brewood, ST19 9BG.
If people find this parish ministry helpful; we could continue it on a long term basis to help us stay connected and to make sure we all receive any pastoral care we need. For more information, including how your information will be kept safe, please click on the information sheet 'read' link below.
Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for Lent 2021. See 'Lenten Reflections page'.
Bishops' latest advice on Covid-19 Vaccination - Read
Message from Archbishop Bernard on Safeguarding - Read
Standing Orders/ Gift Aid
Standing Order/ Gift Aid form- Read
Video showing what happens at church to make it Covid-secure
You can watch this video showing Fr Paul by clicking on the following link and then clicking on the first picture that comes up: Watch
You can give to the mission of the parish by offering cash on the collection plates on the way out after Mass but, especially during the current pandemic, you can also:
- Post a cheque to Fr Paul at St Mary’s Presbytery, Wharf Lane, Brewood, ST19 9BG; cheques made payable to ‘St Mary, Brewood’. If you normally give by the envelope scheme could you also enclose the number of your envelope.
- Pay by BACS payment.
- Set up a Standing Order (even if you have a Gift Aid envelope)
- Give Online via the Diocesan website.
To pay by BACS, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number so that Teresa or Fr Paul can ring you to give you our bank account details (sort code, account number and account name). The reference would be ‘Donation St Mary Brewood’. If you are already registered for gift aid and are giving by BACS; can you please also let us know the date and amount of money you have given and your envelope number (if you normally give this way) so we can update the records. You can do this by email: email@example.com
Although BACS is the most convenient way for most people to give to the parish; in the long term, it would really help the parish if you could set up a standing order for future giving. You could set up an order for a reasonable amount each month which you could then add to if you want. The parish would then have some idea of its regular income.
If you do internet banking, you can just set a standing order up this way up; having received the parish’s bank account details from us and preferable letting us know by email the amount and frequency you are intending to give and your envelope number (if you normally give this way).
If you don’t have internet banking:
- Download the Standing Order form below and print it.
- Fill in your bank account details and how much you wish to give etc. and sign it.
- Contact the parish for the parish bank account details and add them in and post the form to your bank. Please ensure you get the correct title of the parish account.
- Please also let us know by email the amount and frequency you are intending to give and your envelope number (if you normally give this way).
If you are a tax payer, paying sufficient tax, please consider making a Gift Aid Declaration which would mean that the parish could receive some of your tax back. To do this, please complete the Gift Aid part of the Standing Order form as well, ensuring that it is dated on or before the date of your first payment. Can you then return the completed form to the parish; either by post to St Mary’s Presbytery, Wharf Lane, Brewood, ST19 9BG; or as a scanned document emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Standing Order/ Gift Aid form - Read The form is also available at: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/pages/FAQS/category/finance-resources
You can also donate online by going to the Diocese website: https://www.birminghamdiocese.org.uk/support-our-work following instructions; selecting ‘Brewood’ when a box prompts you with: ‘Donating to’. The only down side of this online option is that there is a transaction charge on a sliding scale; equating to 39p for a £10 donation. If you are already registered for gift aid and are giving via the Diocese online; can you please let us know the date and amount of money you have given and your envelope number (if you normally give this way) so we can update the records. You can do this by email: email@example.com
Thank you for your continued support and generosity at this difficult time.