Giving and stewardship webinars 2021









Over the coming months, a number of workshops and webinars will explore different aspects of good stewardship practice.

Click on each heading below to find out more and reserve your space.

Each session will be run twice: once in the morning and then again in the evening, so that as many people as possible can attend. While it's preferable to attend the live session, so that you can participate and ask questions, they will be recorded and uploaded here for anyone to watch again.

Giving in the wider community, including rural settings

This explores the specific challenges and opportunities of encouraging giving in rural church contexts. It looks at how you can enhance what you already offer, and includes info on contactless devices left in unmanned churches, inviting gifts from the wider village community, and resources for stewardship in your benefice. View recording of Rural Giving Webinar

Giving & resources update

The session covers contactless giving, online giving platforms, the Generosity Week materials, the freshly launched Finance Forum, and the new PCC Giving Review. View recording of Giving & Resources update

An introduction to the PGS

Monday 22nd March, 11 - 12.30am, and 7-8.30pm

If your church hasn't yet signed up to the Parish Giving Scheme, and would like to find out more, this session will introduce how the scheme works, its benefits, and the added incentive of the free online giving function. 

Launch of Parish Giving Scheme digital platform 

Wednesday 24th March, 2-3.30pm and Thursday 25th March, 7-8.30pm

The Parish Giving Scheme has been running in the Diocese of Bristol since 2017, but this year the long-awaited new digital giving function is being launched. This will allow donors to set up and manage their direct debit to your church via a secure online portal, and allow Treasurers to easily access their donation information online too. Come along to find out how the new website works, and take a look at the refreshed materials that accompany the relaunch. 

You're welcome to come along whether your church is part of the PGS or not; however, the webinar won't focus on the basics of the scheme, but instead simply introduces this digital platform. If you'd like more of an introductory workshop, we suggest you register for the session on 22nd March. 

National Church Stewardship Webinars 

The National Stewardship Team of the Church of England are also offering a series of webinars to support giving in churches. These are all available to book by clicking here

National Churches Trust free webinar

22nd Feb - you can book for their free webinar about how to apply for grants from the National Churches Trust here.

Easy Fundraising

Easy Fundraising enable people to give a little bit to your church while they are doing online shopping - at no cost to themselves. They are running a couple of free webinars and have sent us the following information:

" is a free, safe and pandemic proof funding option for your church in 2021. Join the free webinar to find out how it works, see a live demo, get advice on how to make the most of it and ask the easyfundraising team questions. Plus, there’s the chance to win a £50 donation for your church."

Register here: 
Thursday 11th February 2021, 2.00pm:
Monday 15th February 2021, 7.00pm: