“I came that they many have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

Generosity is at the heart of our faith. Our own generous response to God’s love helps to shape our Christian discipleship and use our time, talents and money to further the mission of the Church.

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There are many resources to help encourage a culture of generosity in your parish on the Church of England website:

Talking about giving in church

Regular Giving, also known as Stewardship, is an essential pillar of church income. Across London over a third of parish income comes from our congregation members giving on a regular basis either by the Parish Giving Scheme, standing order or cash in envelopes.

Giving regularly to church is not just about keeping the Sunday service going or looking after a building, it is an essential part of our Christian calling to mission. Giving to church allows us all to support the ongoing Christian ministry within our communities.

Knowing this, it is important that we talk regularly and confidently to congregations about giving. We recommend talking to parishes about giving at least twice per year, one of which will include a renewal where you ask the congregation to consider their giving and whether they can increase. Every 2-3 years churches should undertake an extended (2-4 weeks) targeted giving programme.

When discussing regular giving it is important to understand the needs and position of your audience. This means that in each church’s context the giving conversations may be slightly different but underlying it all is the commitment of our whole lives to Christ and the dedication of our whole selves to His mission.

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Giving Programmes

Various resources available to help you plan a giving programme are listed below:

1. The National Church has two frameworks for giving programmes:

2.Popular frameworks which originated in other Dioceses and which are free to access:

If you would like to speak to someone about planning a giving programme, or about any other aspect of regular giving, you can contact the Finance Adviser for your area whose details can be found here.