Enabling Giving and Encouraging Generosity

Thank you!

If you have found your way to this page you are probably one of the many people across the diocese who give of your time and energy to encourage and enable the giving to your church. Your work has always been important, and in these difficult times of pandemic, is more so than ever.

On these pages we will concentrate on financial gifts, but the principles are the same for other forms of giving as well. 

This page will be regularly updated with events, tips and advice to aid and inspire your work. You are welcome to contact Chris Boden the Stewardship & Resources Officer for further support and advice by clicking on the email link above or call 07943 326411.

Children's Work

Make it Easy

We need to make it easy for people to give the way they want and when they want. This can be through the collection plate, but could now include a Direct Debit or be through their mobile phone, the Internet or a contactless card machine. It could be they want to give a one-off donation, or they may want to set up regular giving, either monthly or annually.

Find out more

Youth Work

Make it Meaningful

People give to causes they believe in. For some people they might give to maintain their church building for their grandchildren, for others it may be the outreach work of the church, for others it may be the work the church is doing with those in need. If you are asking people to give, make sure they know their giving matters and makes a difference.

Find out more.

Children's and Youth Council

Make it Missional

We easily get caught up in what we see as the work of encouraging giving that we forget to celebrate the gift of giving. Living a generous life is a God given gift. Everything we have is a gift from God; it is a duty and a joy to respond generously. Generosity speaks louder than words as a witness to the gospel.  Kingdom people are generous people.

Find out more.


Upcoming events and training
Make it easy

- Video instructions on setting up and using an online donations button can be found here.

- ‘Give a Little Premium’ offer extended through 2021, more information here.

The National Church are offering free on-line giving and generosity webinars

Wednesday 21 April, 2.30pm - Getting started with contactless giving

Monday 26 April, 12pm - Saving money and increasing income with Parish Buying

Wednesday 28th April, 1pm - An Introduction to the Parish Giving Scheme

Tuesday 11 May, 10.30am - Getting the most out of Give A Little

Wednesday 12th May, 2pm - The Parish Giving Scheme Digital Service

Thursday 13 May, 12pm - An introduction to Gift Aid

Make it meaningful

- New National Churches Trust (NCT) report ‘The House of Good’ values the economic contribution of churches nationally as £12.5 billion, £2.5 billion of direct economic activity and £10 billion of contribution to the social and wellbeing of the nation. Each £1 income to the church realises more than £3 of identifiable benefit.

The National Church are offering free on-line giving and generosity webinars

Monday 12 April, 11am - Why people give (and why some don’t) 

Tuesday 13 April, 10.30am - Running a successful Generosity Fika (coffee morning) (Also 17/5/21)

Thursday 15 April, 12pm - Sharing your giving message online (Also 13/5/21)

Monday 19 April, 2.30pm - An introduction to the Generosity Toolkit

Thursday 22 April, 12pm - Getting the most out of your contactless unit

Tuesday 27 April, 3pm - Getting started with legacy giving

Wednesday 28 April, 10am - Giving in the wider community

Thursday 29 April, 10am - Communicating legacy giving in your church

Friday 7 May, 11.30am - How to run a giving review

Thursday 13 May, 2pm - Sharing your giving message online

Monday 17 May, 2pm - Running a successful Generosity Fika (coffee morning)

Make it missional

- ‘Generosity Week’ – new resources from the national church for use in the Parish. Suitable for use at any time of year. More information here.

The National Church are offering free on-line giving and generosity webinars

Wednesday 5 May, 2.30pm - The theology of giving

Monday 10 May, 11am - What does out congregation think about giving?

Thursday 20 May, 2.30-3.30pm - Tales of Generosity

Quick Links

You should find everything you need under the three headings above, but here are some quick links to specific areas.

Parish Giving Scheme

Parish Giving Scheme

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Contactless Giving

Contactless Giving

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Online Giving

Online Giving

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QR Code Giving

QR Code Giving

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Text Giving

Text Giving

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Page last updated: 12th April 2021 7:50 AM
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