Richard the treasurer finally reached that item on St. Someone’s PCC agenda that had rattled them into action in the first place. Those dwindling reserves. Ah, those. Despite the general feeling of positivity that had snuck into the room (perhaps coincidentally) with the arrival of Kevin and his trays of still-warm biscuits, there was a […]

Next item on the agenda. An update on activity since the Generous Giving Project Officer’s last meeting with them. What had they done about their diagnosis and prescribed treatment? Well, in the last fortnight the PCC of St. Someone’s had been diligently meeting in pairs in the vicarage, the vestry and the pub, to work […]

It was a sunny spring evening in Madeupton- le- Tale, and the parish of St. Someone’s was having a PCC meeting. It wasn’t the third Tuesday of the month. It was the second Wednesday. It was an irregular meeting. It was a crisis meeting.

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What should I give? What’s generous? How do I work it out? What does the church say?

Bishop Mark Tanner talks generosity; the discipline of giving, when generosity is tough, teaching his children and fixing toilets.

I’m trying to understand what being generous actually means, and to identify the “marks of a generous church”? Are there certain things that generous people and generous churches hold dear? What’s the approach? So I’m interviewing people called Mark about generosity and church.