Bishop David has invited us to set aside Advent Sunday, 29 November, as a Gift Day throughout the diocese. 

Dear Friends

I have invited every parish in the diocese to make this Advent Sunday a special Gift Day. God has been merciful towards us in this challenging year and this is an opportunity for us to thank him by blessing others through our generous giving.  

I am asking each parish to set aside 80% of what is given on that Sunday for a local project in the parish, to give 10% of what is raised to our link Diocese of Maridi’s COVID–19 relief and recovery fund and 10% towards our own Diocesan Church Planting Fund.

Parishes will know best the needs within their own context and I am looking forward to hearing about the different projects that our churches will choose to invest in.  

Please begin to think and pray about what you could give on Sunday 29 November. It would be such an encouragement if, together, we could begin this Advent season of hope with a generous offering that brings hope to others.

In Christ

+David

Ahead of our diocesan–wide Gift Day on Advent Sunday, Bishop David shares some biblical principles for the generous sharing of our finances. 

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