Generous Giving in the Diocese of Oxford

Water into Wine

The Generous Giving team is here to help churches across the diocese embrace a life of Christ-like generosity. We aim to aid you in changing people’s perception of giving to your church with a renewed focus on the Kingdom of God and on your local mission. We can also help you to look at developing the ways people give and how much they give.

The Generous Giving Adviser, Joshua Townson, is available to support you in all of these ways and to discuss any other questions you have about giving and generosity. You can contact him by email or telephone, on 01865 208 757.

And they came, everyone whose heart was stirred, and everyone whose spirit was willing, and brought the Lord’s offering to be used for the tabernacle and for all its service.

Exodus 35.21

CoVid-19 Coronavirus

The Generous Giving team is continuing to provide advice/support to parishes during this time.

  • Click here for our latest advice on giving and donations during the crisis.
  • The national church has added some exciting new resources to help you to set up online donations. These are well worth a read and can be found here. You can also read our advice on online donations here.
  • The Parish Giving Scheme continues to accept registrations from new churches and new donors. To help you reach out to people remotely they have launched the ability for new donors to sign up over the phone. The number for this is 0333 002 1271 and you can read more of the details here. In addition you can now get a PDF version of the donation form which you can upload to your website or email to your congregants for them to print at home. You can read about this here.
  • For general financial guidance from the Church of England’s Parish Resources page, including suggestions for churches concerned about cash income click here.
  • Christian Aid week this year is 10-16 May. Even though we remain in lockdown you still reach out to your community using their new “digital envelopes” which you can access here.

For any other queries contact the Generous Giving adviser, Joshua Townson, via email or telephone: 01865 208 757.

Regular giving

Parish Giving Scheme

Regular giving (stewardship) is fundamental to many churches’ incomes. Click here to read more about regular giving in a Christian context and to find resources for use in your church.

Parish Giving Scheme

The Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) is a 21st century solution to regular giving aimed at reducing administration and combating static giving.

Click here to find out more.

Contactless giving

Online donations

With options including card readers, text & mobile giving and online donations, contactless is one of the fastest growing ways to donate to church.

Click here to find out more.

Click here to learn more about different ways of enabling donations online, through your website or a fundraising website.

Fundraising for capital projects

Video tutorials

Capital appeals and fundraising campaigns are when you need to raise large, one-off sums of money for a specific project. Click here to find some resources and ideas for where to start.

With more and more churches exploring online donations we want to make this as easy as possible so we are creating a series of short videos tutorials to help. Click here to see the latest videos.

For further information, contact the Generous Giving Adviser for the diocese Joshua Townson on or telephone 01865 208757.