A number of parishioners have asked what they should do with their weekly contributions during the isolation period. To try to answer their query the following suggestions may help.

1. Keep your contributions and hand them in as one amount (perhaps as a cheque) when we get back to normal and you can then put the cheque (or cash) in one of your envelopes, or in the normal offertory if you don’t have a numbered envelope.

2. Raise a cheque in favour of St. Frances of Rome R C Church for four or five weeks, for example, and post it together with your numbered envelope (if you have one) to:
St. Frances of Rome Church,
Sussex Avenue,
Ross on Wye,
Please mark it for the attention of Parish Office/Nigel Stewart.

3. Set up a standing order or make a direct payment by BACS from your bank account to the Parish Bank Account as detailed below.

Account Name: Archdiocese of Cardiff
Bank:                       Barclays
Sort Code:               20-18-23
Account Number: 93776085

Please use your name as a reference and add your envelope number if you have one.
A blank standing order mandate is available at:

This will need to be completed and returned to you bank. Please use your name as a reference together with your envelope number if you have one.

Fr. Nick has asked us to stress that these are suggestion only for those who wish to maintain their contributions during the current situation and is not a request for monies outside your normal giving. However, should Parishioners feel able to donate, the actions suggested at 2 and 3 above will help to ensure the continuation of parish income over the coming weeks.

Aidan Browne & Nigel Stewart