My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Our parishes, our 8 priests and those we employ, depend almost totally on your generous donations for their running costs. We have 2 major historic buildings to maintain, 5 parish churches, the Shrine and various chapels and centres.
Indeed, without your support, we simply could not manage as a Diocese. Without this support we cannot deliver our spiritual and pastoral care. Without you, we cannot look after those in need. Without you we will not be able to look after our priests when they too will fall ill. Without this support, we could not give back to you in the form of the priestly ministry you are accustomed to.
The Covid-19 situation is affecting everyone in our community, individuals and businesses alike. The Church is no different.
Since we operate from your charitable contributions, it means that now that there are no religious services, practically all our normal income through Sunday collections and devotional offerings have suddenly ceased.
Many have been asking how they can continue to support the Church in this time of pandemic crisis. Thank you for showing this sensitivity and interest to help us.
Please support us by donating online or by direct bank transfer [which remains the preferred option to avoid commissions and exchange rate charges on online payments] to the Diocese’s general needs. The donations received will then enable us to support individual parishes centrally, to ensure your donation is fairly distributed according to priority of need.
Thank you and may God bless you all for this act of practical love for your Church and our community in a time of truly urgent need. It will help us immensely to continue to be of service to all during this crisis, but also, to still be here for you once this tragedy is over.
Bishop of Gibraltar
You can donate online on our website:
catholic.gi which will take you to the page dedicated to this: catholic.gi/donate It will open up the donation PayPal page, but you can also access it here directly by clicking: DONATE
Please choose the first option “The Church’s APOSTOLATE/ GENERAL”
Please be aware that Paypal charges us a commission on each transaction and an exchange rate (to convert into Gibraltar pounds). You may prefer instead to make a direct bank transfer as detailed below.
Direct Bank transfers & Standing Orders can be made to:
Account Name: “The Registered Trustees of the Catholic Church”
Bank address: GIBRALTAR INTERNATIONAL BANK LTD.
INCE’S HOUSE, 310 MAIN STREET, GIBRALTAR
Gib or UK format:
|SORT CODE:||ACCOUNT NUMBER:|
|IBAN. INTERNATIONAL BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER||BIC. BANK IDENTIFIER CODE|
|GI64 GIBK 0000 0008 1200 001||GIBKGIGIXXX|