Canon Anthony Dwyer
Our Lady of Lourdes
1 Kirkwick Avenue
01582 712245

Church Address:
Our Lady of Lourdes RC Church
Rothamsted Avenue

Office Administrator: Mrs Melanie Armitage
Office hours: 9.30am - 12.30pm, Mon to Thu
Safeguarding Representative: Mrs Brigid Brennan

Our Lady of Lourdes is a Fairtrade Parish and a LiveSimply Parish.

DWG Finance

The Group’s income, from the proceeds from Parish fundraising events and from parishioners directly, amounted to around £20,000 in each of 2017 and 2018. 

Receipts are reported through the year in the Parish Newsletter and broadly quarterly financial reports are discussed at each Group meeting. 


The Group’s fundraising events such as the Quiz Night, Barn Dance, Open Garden, Golf Day, Wine Tasting and Opera Evening provide a significant source of income, as well as a great way to socialise within and thus strengthen the Parish community. Suggestions by parishioners for fundraising events would be most warmly received. 

Direct donations

Parishioners’ donations in cash or by cheques can be put into the DWG collection box which is stationed in the vestibule after all weekend masses.  They can also be put into the permanent wall safe at the back of the church or given to the DWG Chair, Treasurer or Parish Office. Please write cheques to: ‘WRCDT Harpenden Catholic Church – Third World’. 

You can also donate by Standing Order (see below) or by Bank Transfer.

Bank Details are as follows:

Account Name: WRCDT Harpenden Catholic Church – Third World
Sort Code : 40–05–20
Account No: 71098969
Bank: HSBC, 69 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5EY

Gift Aid

Add 25p to every pound you give by completing a Gift Aid declaration. In both 2017 and 2018, the total rebate amounted to nearly £2,000. To make a declaration, please print off and complete the form below and hand it to the Parish Office, addressed to the DWG Treasurer, or scan and email it to the DWG Treasurer, care of the Parish Office (

Standing Order

To set up a Standing Order, please print off and complete the form below and send it directly to your bank.

NB Paper copies of the Gift Aid & Standing Order form are also available from the DWG Treasurer, Noel Whittle. 

Green Boxes

Green Collection Boxes for the DWG were made available to parishioners in 2016, who were invited to take a box home and deposit their small change in them. DWG members themselves paid for the first set of boxes. Boxes are recalled once a year in January to be emptied, counted up and paid into the DWG account. However the Box Holder can hand them in before the annual count if they are full. Please contact DWG Treasurer Noel Whittle (  if this is necessary or if you would like a box. 

Link to Form