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Generosity Week

First published on: 6th September 2023

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. The ministry and mission of our diocese are largely funded through the incredible generosity of those who give to it.

Generosity Week normally takes place in the Harvest season, but you can hold one at your church whenever you wish.

This special week enables us to thank God for his generosity to us and to also use it in other ways to have the opportunity to think about how we might respond to that generosity. By the end of Generosity Week, everyone attending your church will have a deeper understanding of God’s generosity towards us and how we can live more generously in our daily lives.

If you want to join in this year’s activities here's how to start:

1. Pick a week. The national week runs from Sunday 24th September to Sunday 1st October, but if another time works better for you, do it then.

2. Contact your Diocesan Giving Advisor for help and advice.

3. Choose what to do by looking at the summary of resources available. Make sure you have enough people to help you out with the initiatives you want to do.

4. Plan your Sundays - two Sundays works well because it gives you one chance to explore gratitude, and one for generosity.

To get you started, there are service outlines, sermon starters and prayers, and they are all generosity-themed.

There will be a national online Eucharist to celebrate generosity on Sunday 24th September.


If you’d like to receive this year’s Generosity Week newsletters, you can register here.

Last year’s back issues are also available to read here


To help you start promoting Generosity Week and begin planning, there are plenty of materials provided by the national church. Everything from resources for services, prayers, and bible readings to marketing resources, podcasts, and printable leaflets. These can be accessed from this web page.

Recorded webinar

A recording of a webinar from the National Giving Team all about Generosity Week can be watched here.

Youtube playlist

A Generosity and Thankfulness Conference playlist is available on our YouTube channel. The keynote addresses and workshops from last year’s online conference are still available to watch; there are lots of sessions that you may find useful on a wide variety of topics.

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