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Cathedral moving to contactless cash to boost donations

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is trying to beat dwindling donations. Credit: ITV News Anglia

St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk is now taking contactless card payments in a bid to boost dwindling donations.

Parishioners can already give to the 11th Century gothic building by direct debit.

However The Rev Cannon Graham Hedger said "alot of people don't carry cash on them anymore."

A contactless bank card reader has been placed next to the church's traditional donation box.