1. PayPal Donations can be made from where-ever you are in the world – they are fast and easy to make. PayPal also allows you to set up monthly donations, which are very much appreciated;
2. In the UNITED KINGDOM, apart from our PayPal option, you may write a cheque for Kilninian Trust and send it to:
25 Howard Terrace
Morpeth, NE61 1HT
Until we manage to build the monastic cells on Mull, Kilninian Trust (the charity through which we function) is based at the address above.
3. Our friends in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA may, of course, make a PayPal donation, as well.
Alternatively, if you would like to receive a US tax receipt for your donations, please send your contribution to our sister monastery, Protection of the Holy Virgin. The cheque should be made for
Protection Monastery / SCOTLAND Monastery
and sent to PO Box 416, Lake George, CO 80827.
If you would like to receive a tax receipt for your donation, please specify that in your letter and make sure to include a return address.
The two monasteries – Monastery of Sts Cuthbert and Ninian (Mull, Scotland) and Protection of the Virgin Monastery (Lake George, Colorado) – have become sister monasteries with the blessing of our two bishops: Metropolitan Joseph and Archbishop Nathaniel, respectively.
What we are fundraising for
It’s very simple, really. To found the first Orthodox monastery in the Hebrides in over a millennium, we need everyone’s help – that includes you, as well, no matter how insignificant your help may seem. A monastery should not be a single man’s creation, it should be built on the foundation of everyone’s love and sacrifice.
A long time ago, you could have helped by coming over and giving a hand at the actual process of building the monastic cells or cleaning the ground, digging the septic tank or the water system, by cooking or washing and so on. Today though, most of us are professionals, working in offices and only being able to help by making a donation. But that is just as good: we know (and God definitely knows it!) that your donation, you money doesn’t just fall from the sky. That donation comes from hard-work, long hours in your office, patience, sacrifice and, above all, love.
When you make a donation, you donate more than just money, you give us and this monastery the fruit of all those long hours of work, you sacrifice to God and to this monastery that part of your time (that part of your life) which you spent working in order to make that money. And for that sacrifice, we thank you. For that sacrifice, we pray that God blesses you and all those you carry in your heart. May He repay you when you need it most.
We have the church, we have raised the funds to buy five acres of land around it, all that’s left to do is raise the money to build a small monastic house. We are not fundraising to build a palace; we had problems with our first architectural plans precisely because our monastic cells were too small (illegally small!). Once we have the monastic house, we shall be able to move at the monastery and start our proper liturgical life.
If you’ve read so far, please consider making a donation; we know that it represents more than just money. It is your sacrifice (of time, hard work and love) for God, for this monastery and the wonderful Saints the Hebrides have given us. May God bless you for your love.