Bishop Paul encourages churches to hold a Generosity Week in the autumn

First published on: 23rd July 2021

The Bishop of Liverpool has lent his support to the national stewardship campaign to hold a generosity week. Churches can choose the week that suits them and the national church has produced a whole bank of useful resources to support us.

Generosity Week is a "celebration of God’s generosity that is lived out in our churches and parishes. It gives us an opportunity to engage with and support the wider community as we celebrate the generosity found. This isn’t a celebration of ‘our’ generosity but God’s, which is found within the church and outside of it." Churches can hold this at any time but many are opting for the autumn to coincide with Harvest Festivals..

With churches looking for ways to encouraging giving and generosity and as disciples on the Rule of Life we are Sent to Give, holding a Generosity Week could help you and your church create a beneficial culture of generosity.

Bishop Paul said “Under our Rule of Life we believe that God sends us to give. This includes financial giving of course, and we’re summoned to give cheerfully and generously. Having high-quality tools and ideas to promote generosity in our worship communities is a real bonus and I commend this material from the national church to you. Parishes are free to engage with this as they like, but as people sent to give we have ourselves been given a gift which I encourage all to use, so that the gift of generosity may indeed flow through your church.”

Support for Generosity Week 

As part of our commitment to Talking Money, we are supporting Generosity Week. If you want help and support then contact

Support your Generosity Week with high-quality resources 

The Church of England has produced a range of service material, resources to engage with the community, and promotional and marketing material to support Generosity Week. You can access them here.

Join a Generosity Week webinar: 

How to have a good Generosity Week 
Join the national team as they go through the resources and support to help you run a good Generosity Week in your context
29 July, 1pm | 11 August, 10am | 23 August, 1pm).


Great Generosity Week podcasts 

Churches can listen and share the podcast series where TV presenter Gemma Hunt uncovers stories of generosity in churches across the country. 

Each podcast is accompanied by a daily reflection and activity to help us reflect on God’s generosity and activate it in our daily lives. We recommend listening to an episode each day over Generosity Week,.

Podcasts are available to listen to and download from all major podcast platforms including Apple PodcastGoogle Podcasts and Spotify.

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