St Annes Catholic Church BUXTON
Tel 01298 23777

Diocese of Nottingham Sick and Retired Priests Special Appeal (RPA)

Dear friends in Christ,

Retirement brings with it hopes and fears for all of us. Your Parish
Priests are no different. Once at the centre of busy parish life,
retirement can bring loneliness and the threat of hardship.
After a life of dedicated service to the Church, a priest needs support
and guidance as this new chapter in his life begins to unfold. He
may be concerned about where he will live, how he will maintain
contact with friends and manage financially. Without the day to day
responsibilities that have characterised his working life he may wish
to explore how he might continue to serve the church in new ways.
When a priest falls sick and has to retire, he needs our support.
Our Diocese has always supported its priests at these crucial points
in their lives and must continue to do so. This document sets out what
is needed to help us avoid burdening the next generation. In short we
need to raise £5 million. This is an ambitious target. I am immensely
grateful to the lay people of the diocese for taking on this challenge.
You do so with our prayers.
Right Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP
Bishop of Nottingham

Please read form completion instructions carefully, especially the requirement to initial any alterations and/or strikeouts you make.

St Annes RPA Team (207kb)

Completed forms (with cheque or charity voucher if Single Gift) should be placed in an envelope marked "Fr Gerry - RPA" and dropped through the Presbytery Letter Box. Many Thanks.