Stephen Cottrell writes: “Our faith starts with the most generous gift of all– God’s gift to us of life itself and new life and new hope in Jesus Christ. What we call ’generosity’ is just our response to these great gifts”.
The following few paragraphs are taken from the Diocese of York publication “The Journal”:-
“The Diocesan Generous Giving Team is excited to be leading a new diocese-wide event which offers the opportunity to spend eight days collectively focusing on nurturing and encouraging generosity.
Our brand-new Diocesan Generosity Week takes place from Sunday 26th September to Sunday 3rd October 2021, coinciding with the Church of England’s national Generosity Week.
The Diocese of York’s Generosity Week gives us the chance to explore the values and priorities of our refreshed diocesan vision, ‘Living Christ’s Story’. As we think about the new ‘transforming’ strand of our diocesan strategy, being generous with God’s transforming gifts is key on our journey of that transformation, as we seek to put mission at the centre of all that we do.
In this Diocese of York Generosity Week, we are encouraged to give time and space to inspire, encourage and celebrate how generous giving enables mission and ministry to flourish, deepen our understanding of God’s generosity towards us, and explore how we can live more generously in our daily lives.”
During this week and particularly at the Benefice Service on 26 September, All Saints will be giving thanks for the recent Generous Giving campaign, which has resulted in the majority of regular givers now using Parish Giving Scheme (PGS) and in an increase in regular donations. This increase will help our mission and ministry at All Saints to continue and flourish.