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Witney Benefice Giving Campaigns 2022

Thank You for your Extravagant Generosity!

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected so many individuals, families, and communities in so many ways. Lately global events have conspired to increase the cost of living, with disastrous effects for so many people.  Your amazing generosity enabled us to raise enough money to meet all our day to day running costs for our Parish Budget and as of June 2021, raised in excess of £23,000 for the Hardship Fund to help hard pressed local families in need.

Sadly, this year we cannot run the fund-raising events needed to balance our 2022 budget. Local families continue to need our support, with the additional efforts required to support refugees from war torn countries.  So can we again ask you to consider prayerfully whether you can make further donations to the Witney Parish Budget 2021 Appeal and/or Hardship Fund Appeal, according to your means.

Witney Parish Budget 2022 Appeal

At the beginning of 2022, we were projecting a shortfall in the overall Parish budget of £60,000. As such, the PCC agreed that we should launch an Appeal to our congregation to make up this shortfall for the third year running. Once again, the response to last year’s appeal has been amazing, and reflects wonderfully on the huge generosity of so many in Witney (and beyond), who wish to see the Parish continue to flourish and grow. A sign of God’s grace working powerfully among us!

We remain hugely thankful to all who have contributed so far, and also for any that are prayerfully considering a donation to support the Parish of whatever amount. Any such gift is hugely valued and appreciated.

The PCC will review our Parish Finances in detail regularly, and we will provide a further update on our progress then.

For all the details as to how to give to the Parish, please see the associated tile on the Parish Website.

You may choose to give a one-off gift or phase your contribution over several months.

Account Name: Witney PCC

Account Number: 00971626

Sort Code: 20-97-48

Reference: 2021 Parish Appeal

Hardship Fund 2021 Appeal

So far, we have distributed over £16,400 to families in need across Witney. I cannot tell you how much these gifts have been appreciated by every recipient, and they are very much seen as a practical outpouring of God’s love. However, the harsh financial impact of the pandemic is still being felt by many in our community

Payments to be made to the same bank account as above but using the reference: Hardship Fund

Safeguarding

    If a child or adult is in immediate danger or requires immediate medical attention, call the emergency services on 999. If there are concerns about their immediate welfare, don’t delay: call Children and Adult’s Social care on 0345 050 7666 or the MASH Out of Hours Emergency Duty Team: 0800 833408. Also please inform one of Parish Safeguarding Team.
    For other safeguarding concerns please immediately inform our Parish Safeguarding Officer, Alison, on 07884 074812 or her Deputy, Sarah Jane, on 07506 515 952 or Pauline on 01993 648136. You can also email concerns to safeguarding@witneyparish.org.uk
    If you are unsure or worried about how serious a situation is, contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Team on 01865 208295 or safeguardingreferrals@oxford.anglican.org. For enquiries outside of operational hours, contact Thirtyone:eight on 0303 003 1111.

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Prayer Tree

    Please feel free to post a prayer on our Benefice website.
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