Teach us, O Lord, as Thou deservest;
To give and not count the cost;
To fight and not heed the wounds;
To toil and not seek for rest;
To labour and not ask for any reward
Save that of knowing that we do Thy will.
‘Prayer of Generosity’ (1548), St Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556)
There are many ways to give at Sacred Hearts. Whether volunteering one’s time for a charitable cause, taking Communion to the housebound, or giving to the weekly offertory collection, giving comes in many forms. Included in this section are just some of the ways Sacred Hearts makes giving possible through charitable donations, parish collections and special appeals.
We welcome your ideas and initiatives as to how all people in our community may serve and be served.
For further information on giving, please contact the Parish Office (01242 524932).
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Supporting the Parish Financially
We appreciate all the support received from our parishioners and visitors to our Church throughout the year. These donations along with the rental fees from the hall and the subscriptions from the squash and racket ball club for the upkeep of our Church and facilities and to support parish initiatives for the benefit of our community.
Donations may be given at weekend Masses. Standing Orders and Weekly Envelopes may be arranged through the Parish Office.
If you are able to Gift Aid your donation, this will be much appreciated, as this allows us to claim at extra 25p. on every £1 you give from the Treasury.
Please print and complete the gift aid form Gift Aid Declaration & Standing Order Instruction [Oct 2020]. Sign the form and send the original to The Parish Treasurer, Parish of Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, Moorend Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 9AU • Tel: 01242 524932
For further information on parish offerings and donations, please email the parish secretary, Linda Portwain,, or the parish treasurer Kevin Allen, [by clicking on the blue links] or by telephoning the parish office on 01242 524932
Sacred Hearts supports local and UK charities and many good causes internationally. We contribute to charities, special appeals (e.g. natural disasters, wars/conflicts), local outreach programmes, overseas missions and other worthy causes through second collections at Mass. We raise funds and build awareness for charities and non-profits through quiz nights, cakes sales and other events.
Charitable donations are considered throughout the year by the Parish Finance Committee, with charitable funds being raised through many of the activities done on behalf of the parish, including the Justice and Peace Group and proceeds from the yearly operations and activities of the bar and hall.
We are a giving parish, not only with funds but with our time, effort and prayers. This is no more apparent than during our summer fete, which, through happy and willing volunteers, has provided significant donations to a number of charities including MindSong, Bees Abroad, the COBALT Foundation, Winston’s Wish, Open Door, Gloucestershire Air Ambulance, MacMillan Trust, Nazareth House, Sue Ryder among others. We would particularly like to thank local businesses and organisations who support the fete each year so generously for the betterment of those in need.
For further information on Sacred Hearts’ charitable support, please contact the parish secretary, Linda Portwain, on 01242 524932 or email Parish office
The 200 Club was first set up in April 2006 with the purpose of raising funds to help finance specific projects for the parish church, hall and site..
Money raised over the years have gone towards refurbishment, decoration, the purchase of new chairs for the hall and bar and refurbishment of the kitchen.
In 2017, it funded the installation of the choir loft screen and in April 2018 has contributed towards the cost of installing roller blinds in the church.
The Big project for 2018 will be to fund the installation of a new sound system in the church.
Over the years the 200 Club, through the contributions of its members, has raised money to help finance many projects, around the parish site.
200 Club Co-ordinate: Jeanne Flanagan.
The prize draw happens every month usually in the Parish Hall and is reviewed by the parish finance committee.
NEW members are always welcome
Please download the enrolment form, complete it and return it to the 200 Club Co-ordinate: Jeanne Flanagan.through the parish office. Thank you
200 Club Draws
£100 Angela Gregory
£50 Lloyd Surgenor
£25 Romala Jane
£100 Mr P Chronnell
£50 Robin Hall
£25 Andrew Thornton Norris
£100 Sarah Walsh
£50 Rosemary & Callum Dick
£25 Aileen Flanagan
Free Christmas Draw
£100 Stephanie Jamieson
£50 Aloysius Okeke
£25 Iris White.
Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to those who support the parish by membership of the 200 Club.
Special Collections 2020
Annual Special Collections 2021
Poor Missions of the Diocese (1st Sunday of Advent)
Racial Justice Sunday (3rd Sunday before Lent) OPTIONAL
CCS Adoption (2nd Sunday of Easter) OPTIONAL
CAFOD Lent Fast Day Collection (2nd Sunday of Lent) OPTIONAL
Holy Places (Good Friday)
Clergy Training Fund (4th Sunday of Easter)
Catholic Communications Network (Ascension Sunday)
Priests Retirement Fund (Trinity Sunday)
Day for Life
Peter’s Pence (Sunday nearest SS Peter &Paul)
Apostleship of the Sea (2nd Sunday in July)
Bishop’s Charitable Fund
Catholic Education Service (2nd Sunday in September)
Home Mission Sunday (3rd Sunday in September)
CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Collection (Sunday after 1st Friday in October) OPTIONAL
World Mission Sunday (Penultimate Sunday in October)
Cathedral (1st Sunday in November)
Catholic Youth Service (Feast of Christ the King)
Poor Missions of the Diocese (1st Sunday of Advent)