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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 14:48 PM   1
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Church donation for a christening


My friend is having her lo christened on Sunday and asked me what I think is a reasonable donation to make, I haven't got a clue! So I said I would ask you lovely ladies and get a few opinions



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 14:50 PM   2
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Ours was 50....thats what the vicar suggested xxx



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 15:48 PM   3
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We were never asked to contribute, didnt realise people did tbh x



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 16:04 PM   4
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never heard of this every christening i've been to has had a dish for donations on the way out and people put something in.. but i think the dish is always there, it's not just for the christening x



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 16:07 PM   5
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i think between 50-100 would be a good
donation depending on how long the service is
and how much you like the church lol

the last one i went to had a donation plate
go round for the guests too, so if you have stingy
guests maybe pay a bit more, if you think they'll
put in a few quid each maybe just give the lower
end

i mean you don't HAVE to give them anything but i
think it's always nice especially if the service is
a nice one but it's up to you really xx



 
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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 16:13 PM   6
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i think it depends on how involved you are with the church if you attend regularly you don't want them to think theres the stingy people
my friend donated 100 for her LOs christening but she is very actively involved in the church where as my gran's neighbor told everyone she put 10 in the donation dish to pay for her twins christening



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2011, 14:29 PM   7
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We donated 100 to out church for Madi's Baptism. I don't think they really tell you to make a donation but its kinda expected. We had to give them double that when we got married



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2011, 15:37 PM   8
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^^ Yup, the 'donation' for church weddings is around 200, so for a christening, I would be thinking along the lines of 50-100 since they would be holding a service anyway xxx



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Old Mar 31st, 2011, 15:38 PM   9
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we donated 75 for my sons and will do same for my daughters and also pass the plate round x



 
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Old Mar 31st, 2011, 17:24 PM   10
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we didnt have any of that when we had my kids one, there was a donation plate but thats it :s



 
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