It takes time, support and above all prayer to grow a generous culture. This Harvest we are launching Generosity Week to give us the time and space to reflect on God’s Generosity and celebrate God’s generosity within our church’s ministry and mission. We invite you to explore God's generosity through eight days of service and worship materials, as well as stories from our churches of God's generosity in action.
We hope that by the end of Generosity Week you’ll have a deeper understanding of God’s generosity towards us and how we can live more generously in our daily lives.
We will be running a national online Eucharist to celebrate generosity on Sunday 26 September. The service will be led by St Gabriel's Church, Greystones and Bishop Guli will deliver the sermon from Chelmsford Cathedral. We hope you are able to join us and take part here.
Our faith starts with the most generous gift of all– God’s gift to us of life itself and new life and new hope in Jesus Christ. What we call ’generosity’ is just our response to these great gifts. I’m therefore delighted to commend these resources that help us explore God’s amazing generosity. This is what Generosity Week is all about. The stories in these podcasts, reflections and resources are moving, inspiring and encouraging. Just like in the parable of the sower, where the seed that falls on good soil grows a crop a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown, we see that every generous act grows further generosity.The Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York