Parish Money Counters  

It was traditional in most parishes that a group of gentlemen were invited by the parish priest to count the offertory collection each week. With the introduction of “Covenant Committed Giving” and the subsequent Gift Aid tax relief schemes and a further tax relief scheme, it became more important than ever to record the money in the offertory. A substantial addition to parish income can be claimed from the Inland Revenue via thee schemes.

As a parish we have moved on and are no longer a male only group. We now consist of three ladies and four gentlemen and work in teams of two for security reasons. The work involves a commitment of approximately sixty or seventy-five minutes each time a team counts.

Father Paul is very flexible with us as to when a count is undertaken and supplies a cup of tea/coffee whilst we go about the task in hand.

We would very much appreciate additional volunteers to lighten the frequency we currently operate. So please think about doing this simple but rewarding work with us.

We would finally like to thank the parishioners who have helped over the years and who for various reasons can no longer do this work.

              To find out more or to volunteer, please email

St Ambrose Barlow, Moorside Road, Swinton, Manchester M27 9PD
Parish Priest: Rev Mgr Paul F Smith STL

Tel: 0161 794 1089 Email:



 The Week Ahead …..

 Sunday 22 November.   Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. World Youth Day.   10.00am Zoom Mass.  (access code in newsletter)                                     

Monday 23 November .    10.00am - 12.00noon Saint Mark's church open for private prayer.

Tuesday 24 November.   Saint Andrew Dung-Lac and companions, martyrs. 10.00am - 12.00noon Saint Charles church open for private prayer.

Wednesday 25 November.  Saint Catherine of Alexandria, virgin and martyr. 10.00am - 12.00noon Saint Charles church open for private prayer.

Thursday 26 November.  Weekday in Ordinary Time.    10.00am - 12.00noon Saint Charles church open for private prayer.

 Friday 27 November.    Weekday in Ordinary Time. 10.00am - 12.00noon Saint Mark's church open for private prayer. 12.30pm Funeral Mass in Saint Charles church for Mavis Helena Roberts RIP.

 Saturday 28 November.    No Mass in the parish this Saturday, including Saint Mary's chapel, Wardley

Sunday 29  November.  First Sunday in Advent.    11.15am Mass live-streamed from Saint Charles church. Details for access in next week's newsletter..


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