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David Dorricott

A Conversation on Patronage with David Dorricott

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1 min

We are delighted to be able to share the experiences and testimonies of those who are on a philanthropic journey in the hope that these stories will help others embarking on a similar path. In this interview, our CEO, Stewart McCulloch, speaks with David Dorricott about his 30-year patronage of Spring Harvest and Essential Christian. David and his wife Alison have been involved in the Christian festival since its inception. 

Exploring themes around Christian philanthropy, patronage and how to deal with financial resource, David shares what stewardship has meant for him and his family:

We remain open to saying, God, what do you want us to do with this cash you've blessed us with?

David offers some practical advice and encouragement to those starting their philanthropic journey, discussing the relational difficulties around being a Christian philanthropist and how to wrestle with the complexities of choosing how to give.

He reflects that “God’s call on our money is no different to God’s call on any other aspect of our lives” and encourages anyone who is seeking to obey God financially to be brave and to start with what God has placed in front of you:

I would encourage you to get on your knees and say, "God, what do you want me to do with the money you have given me? and be prepared that with that obedience you may be unlocking the gates of heaven to bless you and to be another channel of blessing.

We hope that in listening to the full interview you will be as inspired and challenged by David’s story as we are.


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Written by

Hannah Gibney

Hannah joined the Philanthropy Services Team in 2019 to help reach out to new and emerging philanthropists. Her previous roles have been in the Christian and secular spheres and she is passionate about seeing people released into the fullness that God has for them.

She loves working in a team where its primary aim is to help people experience freedom through generosity.

She lives and worships in Bristol at Christ Church Clifton and is concerned about Justice and Children and Youth.