Giving and Christian Stewardship
Being good stewards requires us to decide what we will do with
all that God has entrusted to us. The familiar offertory response
"All things come from you, and of your own do we give you" reminds
us that all that we have is sourced from God's provision.
We are encouraged to give of time, skills and money to support
the work of the church and that of other charities that build God's
kingdom. Much of this giving may be regular giving from our income,
but we should also consider what we will do with the wealth that we
Encouraging Giving in your Parish
Encouraging giving in a parish can feel daunting, but it
need not be so. Some simple tasks can set the right climate
for people to review their giving and levels of generosity. When
these are done well, a number of important objectives are achieved.
Church members then:
- Connect their giving with their faith, seeing their giving as a
response to the giving of a generous God.
- Understand that their giving enables mission and ministry,
rather than simply paying the bills.
- Feel that they, and their gifts, are valued by the church
Parish Resources Website
Our aim is to support you in your stewardship. Whether
you're looking to raise money, give money, spend money or manage
your money; it's important to be good stewards. We seek to
provide practical, useful resources and services that support you
in your local church life.
The Church of England's National Stewardship & Resources
team offers over 400 pages of resources to support all
aspects of stewardship, parish administration and management.
Click here to visit our website
Church Legacy: A lasting gift to your church
Gifts in Wills are an important part of Christian giving,
and leaving a gift to your church is a way to thank God for all the
blessings you have received in your lifetime. Many of us give
regularly to the church each week or month from our income; why not
from our estates too? It's also a way to give thanks to God for the
gifts of our life and lifetime.
For further information on how a gift in your will could make a
difference to your church, Please visit our Church of England
Parishes Buying Together
Each year parishes spend over £200 million, in addition
to paying for clergy and local ministry. This includes spending on
energy, insurance, photocopiers, office supplies and building
Until now, each parish has been left to make its own decisions
without much support. This also means that we have been largely
buying as independent parishes, without being able to harness
economies of scale.
Parish Buying aims to change that. Whether or not you want to
take advantage of the deals we've negotiated, this website from the
national church seeks to support local decision making. Therefore
as well as offering a range of competitive deals, you will also
find a number of short Buying Guides and other information to help
you make better buying decisions.
Click here to visit our
website Parish Buying