The Cathedral is open for everyone 7 days a week.  We rely on your generous support, as it costs over $2,500 a day to run our Cathedral ministries of pastoral care, social outreach, social justice, hospitality, worship and music in a heritage building.

Please be sure to identify yourself when you donate, in order to receive a tax receipt for your gift at the end of the year.

We are very grateful for your support!

During this time of physical isolation while the Cathedral is closed, we invite you to light a virtual candle by making a donation.

God doesn't want to coerce generosity. The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:6–8

There are many ways to make a donation to the Cathedral

Support the Cathedral Operations Budget, the Spire Campaign, our Music program...

Etransfers: Online or Bank App

Send etransfers from your account directly to the Cathedral's account.

Set up [email protected] as a new recipient.

No security question/answer is needed.

Bank example:

Please enter your name and what your donation is for (i.e: regular, spire, flowers) in the message box provided by the bank and/or follow up with an email to alert the  bookkeeper.

Doing so will ensure that your donation is recorded correctly for your tax receipt at the end of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

Canada Helps: Online Giving


Set up up a recurring donation: monthly

Tax receipts are issued by CanadaHelps.

Tithe.ly: Online Giving or App



Set up a recurring donation: weekly, twice a month, or monthly.

Tax receipts are issued by the Cathedral (at the end of the year).

PayPal Giving Fund Canada


Your donation will be made to PayPal Giving Fund Canada, a registered charity, who then sends it to the Cathedral.

Tax receipts are issued by PayPal Giving Fund Canada and will include the name and mailing address from the PayPal account you used.

Donation Envelopes

Give your offering (cash or cheque) using weekly donation envelopes provided by the Cathedral. Monthly  envelopes for PWRDF are included.

If you would like to use envelopes, please speak to or email the Treasurer.

Cheuqes can be mailed to the Bookkeeper:
1444 av Union
Montreal, QC H3A 2B8

PAR: pre-authorized remittance

Set up monthly donations from your bank account

You can assign your monthly PAR donation to the Cathedral Operations Budget, and/or the Spire Campaign and/or PWRDF.

Complete the PAR authorization form and send to the Cathedral along with a VOID cheque. Or scan the form and  VOID cheque and email to the Treasurer.

The United Church of Canada offers the PAR service to all churches.

Tax receipts are issued by the Cathedral.

Fees incurred by the Cathedral

  • etransfers - free
  • PayPal - no fees. Donations held by PayPal Giving Fund Canada for up to one month.
  • donation envelopes - $ 3 per box
  • PAR - $6 annually per person (credit card charge, if used instead of bank account: 2.5%)
  • Tithe.ly - .30 per transaction plus credit card charge: 2.9%
  • CanadaHelps - varies between 3.75-5.5%

Thank you for your support of Christ Church Cathedral ministries!

Making an annual pledge

Cathedral members have many ways to express gratitude for the blessings God has given: in the liturgical life of the Cathedral, in their prayer life, in their social service and social justice activities for building up God's kingdom on earth, and in financial contributions for all the ministries of the Cathedral.

Regular, grateful giving back to God is part of Christian life. By pledging each year you allow us to budget responsibly.

Here is the pledge form for 2020.

Please speak to or email the Treasurer or the Bookkeeper if you have any questions.

The Spire Campaign

The Spire campaign began in 2015, a fund-raising effort to repair the Cathedral’s spire. The steel-aluminum structure dates from 1940. It replaced the original stone spire, taken down in 1927 because it was leaning two feet towards Ste. Catherine Street.

As we now know, the Spire’s steel and aluminum components should have been physically distancing. Instead, where the two metals touched, the steel corroded and weakened.

The original budget in 2015 to repair the Spire was $4 million. That has blossomed to over $10 million in 2020. Phase one was completed in 2018, at a cost of $5 million. Phase two work began in late 2019. (See our Campaign website for more information.)

We have raised upwards of $5.5 million, and the Phase one bills have been paid.

We need to raise the remaining $4.5 million. All donations gratefully received!

Bequests

Giving from one's accumulated assets needs careful planning. Bequests are only one way to do this.

Sometimes a gift during one's lifetime offers significant tax advantages.

Please contact the Treasurer if you would like to find out more.

Memorial and in-honour gifts

You may choose to make a gift in memory of a loved one who has died, or in honour of someone, or to commemorate an event.

Such gifts may be dedicated (given for a particular purpose) or left to the discretion of the Dean and Wardens.

Please contact the Treasurer if you would like to find out more.