Regular giving campaigns

In general it is good practice to talk about generosity and financial giving during at least one service per year. We also suggest every 2-3 years holding a longer "regular giving campaign" lasting 3-5 weeks.

Below you will find resources to help you plan for teaching about regular giving. You might also want to look at our page on the Parish Giving Scheme, which can be a great way to generate a discussion about regular giving, as well as helping you safeguard your income into the future.

If you are just looking for some guidance on writing a request for regular giving you might want to read through our own guidance paper here. You can also find a series of sermon notes based on the lectionary for harvest time on the national church's giving pages.

Of particular interest may be a recent case study with St James' Church in Downley, who have worked hard to become a Giving Church and to model generosity. Click here to read their story.

If you are looking for a more holistic, step-by-step programme then there are several outlines available to support you in planning a regular giving campaign.

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Sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start when planning a stewardship sermon. This resource looks at five Bible passages with the topic of money and provides suggestions for planning and writing a sermon.

Download the preaching resource

The Generosity Week

With a focus on generosity and gratitude, the programme runs over two Sundays with service content packs and example liturgies. This approach takes the form of a traditional request and response regular giving campaign - where you ask your congregation to review their giving in week one and ask them to respond and confirm their gifts in week two - with the benefit of a strong grounding in the bible and in personal faith.

To support this focus on biblical, personal faith the programme includes an eight-day morning prayer series to run between the two services, a week of podcasts, and two small/home group sessions. Click here to access the materials.

Other national church programmes:

  1. A Parish Funding Programme (a generic programme)
  2. A Simple Giving Programme (this is more targeted at small and/or rural churches)
  3. Give10 (a programme to introduce tithing)

Programmes from other dioceses:

There are also some popular frameworks which originated in other dioceses and which are free to access. Both of the below focus on responding to God’s generosity and have extensive online resources:

  1. Giving in Grace
  2. Giving is God’s Way

Living Generously

The Diocese of Oxford has produced seven reflections on the theme of living generously, based on the story of Mary anointing Jesus’ feet. You can download them in pdf format here, or to request printed copies free of charge, please email

Giving Checklist

The Giving Checklist enables churches to review how effective they are at encouraging giving within the church, during the service, on their website and on social media. We recommend that reviews are undertaken by the PCC, or by a relevant sub-group, such as the stewardship committee.

For help or advice on any aspect of regular giving please contact the Generous Giving adviser for the diocese, Joshua Townson, on 01865 208 757.

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