Giving and Generosity

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At the heart of the Christian faith is the generosity of the self-giving God who entered the world to save humankind for a relationship with himself.

The Generous Giving team at the Diocese of Oxford is here to help you nurture a culture of giving and generosity within the context of Christian discipleship. Please click on any of the links below to find out more about each topic or you can contact Joshua Townson, the Generous Giving Adviser, by email or on 01865 208 757.


In this section...

Why do people give?

Giving is the financial lifeblood of most churches, but why do people give?

Promoting regular giving

What is your mission and how are you going to communicate it people? 

Parish Giving Scheme

The Parish Giving Scheme is an excellent way to encourage greater generosity within your church.

Online donations

Guidance on how to set up an account and create your online donation page. 

Contactless & QR codes

Online payment methods that require a potential giver to interact with something physical.


Capital appeals and fundraising campaigns to raise large, specific sums of money.

Friends of... schemes

Friends of... schemes operate independently or semi-independently to raise funds for maintaining the church building. 


Information for church leaders on legacy giving.

Lotteries & raffles

Lotteries and raffles can be an appealing fundraising option for churches as part of a creative toolbox to raise funds.

Gift Aid & Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASD)

Gift Aid and GASDS are important sources of income for churches, increasing the potential value of donations by 25%.

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