Generosity Week in the Diocese of Leeds will be held from Sunday 25th September to Sunday 2nd October 2022.
Generosity Week is an annual event where we invite your church to explore God’s generosity through eight days of service and worship materials. Together we celebrate the generosity that has helped us through difficult times, reflect on God’s generosity to us and explore how we can grow generosity in our churches. Developing a generous culture is essential for enabling our churches to have a sustainable and growing ministry and we hope that by the end of Generosity Week you’ll have a deeper understanding of God’s generosity towards us and how we can live more generously in our daily lives.
You can hold a generosity week at anytime to suit your church calendar too, you don't have to wait for the Diocesan event. You can use any of the materials below at anytime to suit you but more information about the 2022 event will be added to this page as it becomes available.
- Generosity Fika
- Living Faith Materials
- Resources for Children and Young People
- Weekly Service Material
Generosity Week Events and Webinars:
For our Facebook Live broadcasts we are delighted to welcome some special guests:
Tuesday 28th September Rev Canon Robin Gamble
Bishop’s Adviser for Church Growth
Wednesday 29th September Rev Canon Sean Robertshaw CF
Team Rector of the Upper Holme Valley Benefice and Army Reserve Chaplain
Thursday 30th September Mrs Kay Holden
Licensed Reader, Clayton Parish
To access the Facebook Live broadcasts visit: https://www.facebook.com/leedscofe/
And if you wish to promote your PGS scheme to your community during Generosity week, resources can be found here.
Are you having a generosity week?
Let us know what you will be doing and we will publicise your activities on this page and on social media.
A Generosity Fika
In Swedish culture, a fika is a break from activity during which people drink coffee, eat cakes or other light snacks, and relax with others. A Generosity Fika is a half day programme, for small groups to explore God's generosity to us, biblical generosity and generosity around the world. Through short films, reflections and discussion we can be inspired and encouraged to live more generous lives. Fikas can be an enormously effective way of developing a generous culture within your church.
You can run a Generosity Fika in your church and we have a handbook to help guide you through your session. You will need to download the following resources:
Generosity Podcasts Reflections and activities
In this podcast series, TV presenter Gemma Hunt uncovers stories of generosity in churches across the country. We hear about the fantastic initiatives many churches run to support their communities as well the actions of generous individuals in those communities.
Each podcast is accompanied by a daily reflection and activity to help us reflect on God’s generosity and activate it in our daily lives. We recommend listening to an episode each day over Generosity Week, perhaps when going for a short walk or over a cup of tea during a break.
Click on the Image below to be taken to the podcast resources
Living Faith Materials
These two sessions aim to help communities gain a deeper understanding of God’s generosity towards us, celebrate the gifts we have received, and how we can live more generously in our daily lives.
Celebrating Our Legacy
- Download Celebrating our Legacy Leaders’ Guide
- Download Celebrating our Legacy Participants’ booklet
Giving in Community
Posters are here for you to display or put on social media. You can also customise with your own church details at Church Print Hub, search for generosity week.
Resources for Children and Young People
The seventh Faith at Home episode for Parents published by the National Church of England focuses on the theme of Generosity – reflections, prayers, thoughts, fun and ideas to try at home - featuring contributions from children and young people across the UK. View more here.
'How to have a good generosity week' webinars were held in July. Watch a recording of the webinar we conducted on 21st July below:
Join us in celebrating generosity and sharing the love of God.
Weekly Service Material
Clicking on the images below will take you to the resources. They may take a while to download as they are large files, thank you for being patient!
These materials not quite suitable? Content packs have been produced so you can plan your own service: