Generosity Week

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Every day we see generosity in our churches and Christian communities, reflecting the generous God we believe in. Generosity is at the heart of our faith. We believe in a generous God and our own generosity is a testament and hallmark of our faith in action, as the Right Reverend Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York explains:

"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

It takes time, support and above all prayer to grow a generous culture.  Generosity Week this year starts on 25 September 2022.  It is designed to give us the time and space to reflect on God’s generosity and to celebrate it 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.

By the end of Generosity Week all of us will 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 25 September. 

The Generosity Newsletter

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The National Giving Team will be offering a newsletter for a limited time only to help you get ready for Generosity Week 2022. It's very short, and if you sign up, you'll receive it every Wednesday only until the end of September ... and then it will stop!

Sign up to receive it in your email inbox.

Download and read issue 3 here

Download and read issue 2 here

Download and read Issue 1 here

Generosity Week

Get Involved

Reflections on Bible verses helping us to consider different facets of generosity.

Generosity Week in your church

Generosity Week in your church

Service materials, discipleship resources, ways of engaging the wider community and resources for young people.  As well as guidance to help your church host a Generosity Week.