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Christ Church London is about to embark on a significant new chapter. Find out more

Giving

Our vision is to work for the renewal of London, and one of the ways we can play our part is by becoming a radically generous community.

Gift Day

The story of Christ Church London is marked by incredible generosity. Every year, when we gather to give towards our Gift Day, we are amazed, every time, at the generosity of this church.

With the new chapter, we are not just giving into what God is doing now, we are also giving into what God will do next. For our 2024 Gift Day, starting on Sunday 19th May, we are hoping to raise £150k across all of our services. Some of what this will go towards will be to help us to continue to grow our Children and Youth Ministry, find better and more permanent venues for our service, and many other things that we’re trusting God will do through us over the coming years.

You can find out more about how to give or pledge to give at a later date from the link below. If you are a UK taxpayer, please sign the Gift Aid declaration, which will enable Christ Church London to claim back 25p from HMRC for every £1 you donate, at no additional cost to you.

Please pray about what you might give to our 2024 Gift Day, as we give in anticipation of what God will do through Christ Church London in the Next Chapter.

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Why we give

We believe that everything we have is a gift from God, and therefore giving is both an act of personal worship, and a way for us to reflect God’s generous heart for our city. In giving sacrificially, we not only contribute to the mission of our church, but we also help bring that vision to life through the way we live and the people we become.

In the Bible, the church is described as a family where everyone participates. To be fully engaged in the life of the church means contributing our time, our gifts and our money, but we know there may be seasons in life where giving financially is more challenging. This is not about creating a rule, but an invitation to each of us to “give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:6-8). We’d encourage you to prayerfully consider what you can contribute towards the mission of the church.

Where your giving goes

Your giving goes towards all of our different services, ensuring that they have what they need for mission, community and discipleship. It also goes towards running events and courses, hiring buildings, and paying our staff team.

We also partner with social action projects that provide food to those in need, a homeless shelter and support for refugees, as well as supporting organisations internationally that bring an end to poverty and injustice.

Each year, we publish our Annual Report which details how we use your contributions as a church. You can read a summary of the Annual Report for the financial year August 2022 to July 2023 from the link below. Accounts for previous years are available to read on request.

Annual Report Summary

How to give

Talks and articles

The Community of Generosity

Helen Marasha 19th March 2023

Generosity is an invitation to share in what God is already doing and His heart for those in need – both spiritually and materially. In this talk, Helen explores our opportunity as a church community to use what we have to love God and our neighbour, which the Bible promises will result in many ‘thanksgivings to God’.

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The Gift of Generosity

Andy Tilsley

In the Bible, giving is described as an act of grace and a privilege. In this talk, Lars considers the gift that a life of generosity can be to all of us.

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The Heart of Generosity

Joel Wade 5th March 2023

In His teachings, Jesus painted a stark contrast between those who trust in money for security, and those who trust God to provide all they need. In this talk, Joel helps us look at generosity as a powerful way to free our hearts from the grip of money. Giving is one way to redirect our hearts to the promises of God’s kingdom, especially when we feel tempted to worry about not having enough.

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Christ Church London is both a registered charity (Registered charity: 1111950) and a limited company (no. 05546205). You can find out about our Board of Trustees here.

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