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Generous Giving


Giving: What Christians believe

As Christians we are called by God to give and to live generously. This will enable God’s work to happen, both in your local community and church, and in the wider world too.

Christians have a distinctive understanding of giving and sharing; it shapes and changes how we live and all our decisions and actions; giving is at the heart of faith, when we choose to follow Jesus Christ.


Giving and Stewardship: Tools for your Parish

Our Diocese uses The Church of England Giving for Life as its preferred suite of resources for parishes. Using the eight-point guide, you should be able identify materials to help you and your parish.

PCCs and church officers are encouraged to take proactive steps to secure regular financial giving to our churches to ensure that ministry, mission and outreach can continue during these uncertain times. So this could be a good time to join the Parish Giving Scheme.

There are many other ways that you can attract direct, non-cash donations to your parish. For example, church and charity software provider Data Developments are offering a free trial of their MyGiving.Online donations software, with free technical support.