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Old Mar 30th, 2011, 14:48 PM   1
MNORBURY
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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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