Dear Friends, as you will all know the offertory collection at Christmas is for our Parish Priest.   Given the very difficult circumstances at the moment not everybody will be able to gather physically to celebrate the Nativity of the Lord, but this also means that many of us will not be able to put a donation in the basket for Fr Alessandro at the Christmas masses.  Parishioners have been asking if there is an alternative way of making a donation and the good news is that you can make a donation through online banking.  Please put “Christmas Offering” as the payment reference and I will ensure that all the monies are paid directly to Fr Alessandro.  The bank details for each parish are as follows:


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Gt Missenden




I also understand that some parishioners would prefer to donate by telephone instead of via online banking.  The Diocese has established a phone line for making Christmas offerings. Please call 01604 712065 between 9am and 5pm from Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd or between 9.00am and 1pm on Friday 24th December. 

This is an opportunity to show how much we love Fr Alessandro and appreciate what he is doing for us in these very difficult times.

Roger Platt, Chair of the Parish Finance Committees.