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 at or on 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

Latest News

  • The Generosity Week – a brand new regular giving programme from the National Church – has launched this week with materials for use at harvest. Click here to read more.
  • Giving after lockdown – As we begin to look to the future the central place of giving in supporting our mission is being brought into the spotlight for many churches. We will be running a series of seminars on the subject of giving after lockdown and you can read about these here.
  • The Church of England has released a new video (to the right of this message) about the place of generosity as a part of faith and the difference giving can make to a church’s finance. You can find out more on the parish resources website, here, where there is also an opportunity to create a personalised version for your church.

The Generosity Week

If you would like advice about any of the topics on this page you can contact the Generous Giving Adviser, Joshua Townson, via or on 01865 208757.

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


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.

Angels w congregation

Legacies (gifts left in wills) are an important part of Christian giving. Click here for an introduction to talking about legacies in your church.

Gift Aid and GASDS

Video guides

Gift Aid (wide)

Gift Aid and GASDS can increase the value of donations by 25%. Click here for an introduction to the topic and some FAQs.

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.