Generous Giving News


£384,000 National Lottery Heritage Fund Grant Pays for Restoration of Medieval Devon Church for the Community - A year after receiving a £384,300  from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, St Sylvester’s Church, Chivelstone, is now watertight with facilities and furnishings enabling it to be used by the whole community. The funding has allowed for new bathroom and shower to be fitted as well as a new stairway to the bell ringing chamber. Church warden, Vicky Tucker is looking forward to the renovations “making it a far nicer area for the services and...
How the Parish Giving Scheme Has Helped A Devon Parish Over The Pandemic - The coronavirus pandemic has been a strain on the finances of many churches across Devon and the rest of the country. James Devonport, Parish Treasurer at St John the Baptist church in Paignton, explains how the Parish Giving Scheme has been a helpful resource for him and his parish to support the mission and ministry of the church. “The various lockdowns have had an effect on the churches in our parishes financially. With the various...
Serving Cream Teas With Joy In North Devon Raises Over £3000 - A church mission community in North Devon has been making and delivering cream teas as a way of cheering people up during the pandemic and raising funds. Stella Scoins, from St Mary Magdalene church in the South Molton Mission Community, has been offering cream teas for special occasions including Easter, the May Day bank holiday and Father's Day.
COVID Cash Course Helping Communities Cope - The COVID Cash Recovery Course was created by the Just Finance Foundation. It provides free training and resources for churches, community leaders and organisations. The course gives them the tools to help people plan, budget and cope financially during this period of uncertainty.
Church Life in Lockdown: How the community around St Luke’s in Buckfastleigh delivered in the pandemic - Since the pandemic started, a number of churches across Devon have been running foodbanks and delivering food and other essential items to people who have needed help. Read how St Luke's in Buckfastleigh made a huge difference in their community, delivering nearly 13,000 meals.
Reflections from a Church Treasurer - Church Treasurer, Maureen Richards, met with our Missions Resources Adviser, Brigit Kiyaga, to reflect on how the pandemic has affected the activities and finances at her church in Combe Martin. As a church they are a member of the Parish Giving Scheme and have continued to receive regular income in this way.
Churches work with Unicef to feed families in Plymouth - Churches in Plymouth have been packing and delivering hundreds of food hampers as part of a £24,000 Unicef-funded project to support families in the city who don't have enough to eat. It’s part of Unicef’s first UK domestic emergency response in its 70-year history.