We are very grateful for all donations received towards the upkeep of our two churches and chaplaincy. Most of these donations come from the generosity of those who attend our Sunday Masses – be they long-term parishioners, seasonal parishioners, students or just those enjoying a holiday in St Andrews. Cheques can be made payable to St James’ Catholic Church, Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh.
We have been asked how people can continue to support their parish when we may not be able to put money in the plate at church. If your income has been impacted by the crisis, please do not feel obliged to contribute at this time. Some of you, however, have already been very kindly sending in your envelopes/offering through the letter box. For those who are asking, we are estimating that the parish is currently experiencing around an 80% drop in income. If your income is secure and you wish to contribute, the best option would be to set up a standing order. If you have online banking, you can set this up quickly using the parish sort code and account number (if your circumstances change this can be amended/cancelled). We also have standing order forms available which you can complete, sign and post to your bank (using the branch address on your cheque book or bank statement). Please follow this link for a copy of the form: Parish Standing Order Form
N.B. please forward completed forms to your own bank and not to the parish office.
Online donations can be made here.
Alternatively, you can donate using electronic banking. The Parish account details are:
Sort Code: 80-09-55
Account Number: 00778079
Account name: R C Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh St James’ Ch
If you are a UK taxpayer, you can also start giving through Gift Aid and thereby allow the parish to reclaim 25% tax on your offering. Just contact our Gift Aid co-ordinator, Tony McConachie, on firstname.lastname@example.org. One-off Gift Aid envelopes are also available at the back of our churches for visitors who are UK tax payers.
Alternatively, a gift aid form can be downloaded by clicking here: Gift Aid Form
If you wish to remember us in your will, please contact the parish office on email@example.com.
If you would like to help us to maintain our church buildings, with the added bonus of being entered in our monthly draw, please consider joining the St James’ 200 Club St James’ 200 Club