The Bible teaches us to give

generously, proportionally, excellently, cheerfully and lovingly!  

Our giving is a response to God’s generosity to us: ‘For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son…’ Freely, freely we have received…freely freely, let’s give as we can.  Jesus taught us to put God before money, and the Old Testament teaches the principle of tithing – giving the first 10th of all we receive.  (John 3:16, Matthew 6:19-20, Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:6-9, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 8:7, 2 Corinthians 9:7, 1 Corinthians 13:3)

Many people give SO generously.

If you already give to the life and work of the parish – THANK YOU SO MUCH

As you read this page , please pray about how God would like you to help (or continue to help) support his work in and through CUP


WAYS TO GIVE:          

  1. Standing order
  2. Stewardship envelopes (containing cash or cheques) 
  3. By cheque (monthly or annually)
  4. Cash on the collection plates
  5. Online – Simply go to
  6. A mix of the above ways.

Standing orders, envelope donations and cheques (if adding up to over €250 in a year) can be included in our annual tax reclaim which really increases the value of each gift. To include giving in the reclaim application, the parish office has to have an enduring certificate of permission from the donor. 

WHERE DOES IT GO(Expenditure)  

  1.  Annual Fair Share (which pays for clergy stipends, contributes to diocesan funds with a fixed charge of €12,000 and a contribution of €370 per “churchgoer” over 21.  (Total bill for 2019 is €137,660)
  2. Annual Charity Giving (a tithe on  regular giving allocated to other charities by the Select Vestry – €12,000 in 2018)
  3. All general maintenance bills on properties and graveyards. (€20,131 in 2018)
  4. Mission & Worship expenses (€5162 in 2018)
  5. Office wages/taxes, supplies and expenses (€25,038 in 2018)
  6. Heat/light/water(€11,012 in 2018)
  7. Property tax & Insurance premiums (€12,666 in 2018)

NOTE: While many people contribute very generously, at present our regular giving alone does not pay the Fair Share & other expenses. Increases on regular giving to help us keep up with inflation (and insurance increases etc) are much appreciated!


Other helpful info:

  1. In/Out:  Special collections (for other charities) – at services/events, or collections like Bishops’ Appeal, are all separate from regular giving.
  2.  Rental income (mainly Parish Centre, but also Aisling Cottage and more recently, Blarney church) – which covers the running costs of the Parish Centre and Aisling Cottage and contributes towards the running costs of Blarney church.

 Investments held in the RCB (Representative Church Body in Dublin) can NOT be used for on-going maintenance costs, but ONLY be used for ‘Glebe’ projects on our existing parish buildings, that are approved by Select Vestry, then Diocese and then RCB


Separate to general parish finances – therefore NOT covered by general giving:

 Youth Work (wages, taxes and programme – €48,358.87 in 2018) – covered by Bequest funds, which makes this work a ‘free’ service to the parish for the past 12 years, and more to come!  We now have begun the 10 year Youth Work fund – so this work continues when the bequest has been used.  Giving to this fund is ring-fenced. 

 The Carraig Centre account – (with funds from field sale and a grant) is paying the day to day bills for TCC development.  More funds are held in the RCB awaiting building and development costs.  NONE of these expenses are met from general parish funds/giving. The running of The Carraig Centre will be financially separate from the parish finances.   Any specific gifts or grants to this are ring-fenced.

  1.  Other Special Projects.



  • If you’d like stewardship envelopes for regular giving, please contact the Parish Office.
  • If you’d like to set up a monthly/quarterly or annual Standing Order with your bank the parish bank account details are:

 Carrigrohane Union Select Vestry Current Account,

AIB, Patrick Street, Cork. Account:  21109077 IBAN: IE89 AIBK 9342 8321 1090 77

  • Cheques should be  made payable to Carrigrohane Union of Parishes and sent or delivered to the Parish Office or put on a collection plate.
  • Bequests have been gratefully received and carefully used by the Parish – so perhaps you’d like to consider remembering the on-going ministry of the parish in your will so others will be blessed.
  • If you’d like to contribute to the 10 year Youth Work fund for the future, please ensure your donation is marked for this and it will be ring fenced accordingly.