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Learning Christian Generosity In Synod

Why do we give presents to people? Because we love them, because there’s a special reason or occasion, to say thank you or sometimes because we feel it is our duty to give something.

These thoughts were part of the short discussions in Diocesan Synod during a session which focussed on Christian giving, stewardship and generosity. Dr John Preston, the National Stewardship Adviser for the Church of England outlined the Biblical and ethical principles on Christian generosity as well as suggesting that relying on “passing the plate” collections was neither an efficient or effective way of churches raising money.

You can hear highlights from his talk here GIVINGAUDIO