- As incumbent or priest-in-charge I beseech you to lead your congregation in praying through its God-given calling and how it will express its commitment to our wider diocesan family through its Free Will Offer for 2020.
- As treasurer I ask you to offer wise counsel and a generous heart as well as sound book-keeping.
Archbishop Sentamu's June 2019 letter to incumbents and treasurers
Archbishop Sentamu has asked each church in the Diocese to send him your Free Will Offer pledge for 2020 by the 30th September 2019, so that the Diocesan Finance Team can get to work on the 2020 budget that will fund the mission and ministry to which God calls us next year.
The Free Will Offer supports our Diocesan Common Fund; every penny of the Common Fund pays for the clergy who serve in the Diocese of York.
This year the process for collating your responses has changed slightly; there is no paper 'response form' because you're asked to respond by email, and a template for that response is offered with other Free Will Offer information and resources at www.dioceseofyork.org.uk/freewilloffer.
That page gives you the timetable, the Archbishop's letter to all incumbents and treasurers about 2020's Free Will Offer, details of how to respond, a number of support contacts, information including a guide to the Diocesan budget, and links to some liturgical resources offered by the Diocesan Generous Giving Team to help you develop a culture of generosity within your church.