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“Madly generous” parishes thanked by Archdeacon

16th Jun 2016

Robin King, the Archdeacon of Stansted, has thanked the parishes of Chelmsford Diocese for their “madly generous” responses to God’s love.

The Archdeacon was giving thanks at Chelmsford Cathedral for all the work the parishes do to help pay the cost of ministry for the diocese throughout East London and Essex by raising Parish Share.

“We don’t give for any economic reasons; we don’t give hoping to get value for money, we don’t make weighed and measured responses to anything – because neither does God,”

said Archdeacon Robin.

“God’s response to the human condition, the needs of the world, is almost unbelievable. God loves the world so deeply and passionately that he sent his only Son.  How on earth does that make sense?”

“Because God doesn’t react in a sensible way to what we give him, it may just be that your next gift is another one of those that changes the world."

Read Archdeacon Robin King’s sermon in full.

The Parish Share Service was held on 15 June 2016.