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 boy of about six years old playing on soft play equipment

    How God blessed our first ever Gift Day

    The encouraging story of a successful Gift Day at St Margaret’s Community Church in Southsea, in the Diocese of Portsmouth.

  2. A close up of the contactless giving machine in St Barts church London

    Historic London church leads the way with digital giving


    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
  3. Woman giving to her church online

    Christmas resources to help your church encourage giving


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

    3 min read
  4. Grant Forrest

    Supporting a generous culture


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

    3 min read
  5. St Nicholas Church

    Leicester Church raises £5,500 through online giving


    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
  6. Parish Giving Scheme Digital Service

    Parish Giving Scheme makes regular online giving safe and easy


    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
  7. St Andrew's Church Hove

    How one Hove church put vision at the centre of giving


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

    4 min read
  8. St John's Egham

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


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

    2 min read
  9. Knitted snowmen

    How one Guildford church took a crafty approach to online giving


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

    3 min read
  10. St John Ancient Chapelry

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


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

    1 min read