How to Support the Church
By far the most important way you can support our church is through prayer: prayer for our Bishop, his Grace Bishop Irenei; prayer for our clergy – Priest Antony, Priest Mark, Deacon Andrew and Reader Christopher; for our church warden, Maria; for our choir mistress Matushka Elizabeth and choir members; for our secretary & treasurer, Daniel; for our trustees, Deacon Andrew, Priest Mark, and Servers Nicholas and Daniel and for all the parishioners of our community.
If you feel moved, the church would also appreciate donations of the following items for the divine services:
- White Flour for making prosphora. Please make sure that the flour is of the highest quality and 100% wheat flour and Very Strong. We are currently using Tesco’s Finest Very Strong White Bread Flour.
- Sweet Red Communion Wine. We currently use Mavrodaphne of Patras which is available in most supermarkets.
- Olive Oil (not Extra Virgin) for vigil lamps.
The parish also has a new “wish list” where we have listed a range of liturgical items that we are in need of and will serve to greatly enhance the beauty of our worship. Perhaps you would like to gift something to the church in memory of a departed relative or in gratitude for a blessing you have received? If you would like to purchase something, please contact Fr Mark.
The Church of the Ikon of the Theotokos: “Joy of All Who Sorrow” is managed by the Mettingham Orthodox Trust which is registered with the UK Charity Commision No. 1145765. To make a financial donation:
Please use the PayPal donations facility on this page to make a secure online donation.
Donate by direct debit
Alternatively if you would prefer to donate to us thorugh a regular direct debit our bank details are as follows:
Account No 41428330 in HSBC, 3 New Market, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9HQ – Sort Code 40-09-24.
Don’t forget that if you are a UK Tax Payer, the Trust can claim your tax back from HM Treasury, if you just complete our simple Gift Aid Declaration Form.
Donate by cheque
You can also donate by cheque – please send it to the address on our contact page.
Make a secure online donation
Thank you for your interest in donating to the Joy of All Who Sorrow Church – please use our PayPal facility to make a secure online donation. You can also donate by direct debit – see below.