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    belmarks Guest

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    hi just wondering if anyone knows what would be an acceptable donation to make to a church for a christening?


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    Sal Guest

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    Hi Bel, my sister gave her church $50. If that is stretching your purse-strings too far, make it less, after all that's what churches are there for!

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    lilyd Guest

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    Hi,

    For my DS we gave $100, because the priest was lovely and it goes directly to him, not the church.

    With our DD, we gave $70, didn't like the priest all that much, although on the day he was wonderful and I felt guilty that we didn't give as much.

    We figure you are paying for a service, and a lovely one at that so I would give what you can afford.

    Kylie

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    the church i had DD baptised at told me in our first meeting that a $200 donation would be appreciated! i was a bit shocked but we gave $100 - luckily it was only eliana done that morning - would have made heaps if they had more kids - my nephew was baptised at the same church 6 weeks later & they weren't asked to donate anything!!!

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    I was wondering about this too - DH reckons $100 is too much!

    Hmm..., maybe we'll give $70

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    Debbie Lee Guest

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    We will probably donate around $100 but that's because it's Mum's church and they have helped us out SOOOO much over the years. They even supplied all the food and drinks for Neil's Dad's wake a few years ago after Mum told them our story.
    If it was just any old church we were going to, I'd say about $50??

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    We gave $50.00 - it was sugested a donation up to $50 but seeing as there was only one of us to be done on the day I felt a bit embarassed if we gave any less. Give what you think is reasonable and what you can afford.

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    We didn't give any, but we have been a part of the church for 4 years now and we made all the "supper" for afterwards Also as ours was a dedication we had our close friends do it.

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    My MIL actually did the information night at the Catholic church where Eliza was christened...she told us the usual donation was $50.

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    Pietta Guest

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    OOps we didnt give any and it wasnt discussed either with the priest!! #-o

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