Chelmsford Cathedral
Giving Campaign 2018

Giving Generously to our Generous Cathedral

This November we’re celebrating our life as a Cathedral by giving thanks for the many generous ways we face out into our community and the wider region.

We are committed to being a generous Cathedral in as many ways as possible. From 7.30am every day we open up the Cathedral and warmly welcome everyone without charging anything. We run various young people’s groups, and often subsidise trips and activities to help everyone take part. We host the Friday Lunchtime Concerts, completely free for the hundreds of people who attend and we run a weekly drop-in with tea and chat, free to all. There are many ways in which we are generous and we need your help to be able to continue giving.

Giving Generously to our Generous Cathedral is our giving campaign which runs from 4 – 25 November 2018. During the campaign we’re asking everyone involved in the life of Chelmsford Cathedral to think and pray about the money they give regularly to support the Cathedral. There will be sermons and articles in Cathedral Life Weekly to help us do this. There’ll also be a series of short one-minute videos showing you some of the wonderful things we are doing, and can do, with your gift. You can watch the videos on our You Tube channel by clicking here.

When we give to the Cathedral it’s not like giving to a private club or paying a membership fee. We give to the Cathedral so it can be generous, welcoming all and serving our City and Diocese. We give because God gives so generously to us – the gift of life and friendships and possessions too.

When we give to the Cathedral we help make it possible for it to stay open every day of the year, to host events for the community, to provide chaplaincy and other ministry, to support those who need us and to do all this freely.

This year we’re asking all our givers to consider joining the Parish Giving Scheme. The Parish Giving Scheme is a way of giving by direct debit and enables you to opt in to a yearly inflation-linked increase in your giving. Every penny you give goes straight to the Cathedral and you can still Gift Aid what you give if you are a UK taxpayer. You can find out more about the scheme on their website, by clicking here.

You can pick up a Giving Generously to our Generous Cathedral information pack containing everything you will need at the Cathedral or you can email to request one. Please return it on or before Sunday 25 November to the Cathedral Office, 53 New Street, Chelmsford CM1 1TY

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