We are delivering the National Giving Strategy whose priorities are:
- Enabling more churches to be supported by diocesan giving advisors
- Embedding digital giving within over 50% of parishes
- Improving support, guidance and training for clergy, parishes and dioceses.
Watch the short video below for an introduction to the Building a Generous Church model which underpins our work.
Who we are
Jonathan took on the role of National Advisor for Giving and Income Generation in January 2019. He is responsible for leading the giving team in delivering the National Giving Strategy, as well as the strategic lead for Parish Buying and income generation within the Church of England. Previous to this role he was Generous Giving Adviser for the Diocese of Oxford, and holds an MA in Applied Theology and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising
Eleanor Stead is the Deputy National Giving Advisor, helping to build the Generous Giving Team and implement the National Giving Strategy. She is Chair of the Giving Advisor Fund Panel and delivers a range of giving support including fundraising, legacy and ChurchLegacy.org
Hannah is the Regional Giving Advisor for the midlands and east of the country. Her responsibility is to support dioceses in this area with all aspects of giving and to help deliver the National Giving Strategy.
Helen is the Regional Giving Advisor for the south. Her responsibility is to support dioceses in the south of England with all aspects of giving and to help deliver the National Giving Strategy.
Dave is the Regional Giving Advisor for the North, supporting and encouraging Dioceses and Churches to grow generosity and giving. He is also researching the sustainability of Fresh Expression and Resource Churches, and how giving, commerce, and income generation can help support these churches with long-term growth.
Information to come.
Grace joined the National Giving team in October 2020 in a new role dedicated to digital giving. She is responsible for enabling greater access to digital giving for churches, including contactless donation technology. In addition, she is tasked with creating effective reporting mechanisms relating to digital giving so that Dioceses can harness real-time giving data.
Revd Martha Grace Weatherill is responsible for encouraging, enabling and equipping clergy with the necessary tools and knowledge in order for the Church to grow its ministry and mission through greater generosity.
As Marketing Manger for the National Giving team, Francesca is responsible for developing resources and training that help churches encourage giving and generosity. She is tasked with ensuring a high visibility for giving and generosity across different communications channels.
Ama is our Parish Buying Marketing Officer. Her role ranges from maintaining the Parish Buying website that we all know and love in addition to getting the Parish Newsletter out each month. She is also responsible for a variety of other marketing activities including; monitoring social media channels, ensuring that our suppliers receive the right amount of exposure and enhancing the customer journey for Parish Buying members.
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