Generous Church blog

Welcome to the Generous Church blog. Here you'll find the latest news and advice on giving and generosity in our churches written by members of The Church of England Giving team and other guest bloggers.
  1. A close up of the contactless giving machine in St Barts church London

    Historic London church leads the way with digital giving

    21/09/2022

    Rector Fr Marcus Walker shares an account of the difference digital giving has made to St Bartholomew the Great in the West Smithfield area of London.

    3 min read
  2. Woman giving to her church online

    Christmas resources to help your church encourage giving

    22/11/2021

    As we experience Advent and Christmas this year, here are some ideas to help encourage giving in our churches. 

    3 min read
  3. Grant Forrest

    Supporting a generous culture

    23/07/2021

    Parish Giving Scheme CEO Grant Forrest explains the impact a generous culture has on giving.

    3 min read
  4. St Nicholas Church

    Leicester Church raises £5,500 through online giving

    03/06/2021

    St Nicholas Church is an ancient building that has stood in Leicester for 1140 years. Although the building is old and steeped in history, the community at St Nicholas has embraced the digital age and adopted new ways to worship and give. 

    3 min read
  5. Parish Giving Scheme Digital Service

    Parish Giving Scheme makes regular online giving safe and easy

    20/04/2021

    This Spring, the Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) has introduced a digital service that’s simple and secure for donors to support their church with a regular gift and eases the admin burden among parish staff and volunteers

    3 min read
  6. St Andrew's Church Hove

    How one Hove church put vision at the centre of giving

    30/03/2021

    St Andrew's Church embarked on a journey to reach their aim of being fully giving-funded by the end 2021.

    4 min read
  7. St John's Egham

    Egham Church uses online giving tools to raise £10,000

    25/02/2021

    How St John's set-up online giving during the lockdown, opening up new opportunities for giving.

    2 min read
  8. Knitted snowmen

    How one Guildford church took a crafty approach to online giving

    28/01/2021

    "Worthy Pewley Knitters" help St Saviour's Church engage the local community with their Christmas campaign raising money for worthy causes.

    3 min read
  9. St John Ancient Chapelry

    Deadline for PCCs to register with the Charity Commission to be extended by ten years

    21/01/2021

    Certain religious charities (including PCCs) are excepted from registration with the Charity Commission if their income is below £100k.

    1 min read
  10. Using a laptop

    Monthly giving just got easier

    27/11/2020

    Setting up and encouraging monthly giving online

    3 min read