Giving is purely voluntary at Hope Church, however we do encourage it as part of our worship and gratitude to God. Also, in the Bible Jesus tells us that there’s a deep relationship between where our attention and money to, with what our hearts are focussed on. We are called to be good stewards and as we give into His kingdom, we find that this can bring real transformation in the world and in our hearts. We want to be a generous church because we have such a generous God.
As well as giving our time and our talents to serve others, we can also give our money in order our Vision of ‘More people more like Jesus, in more places’, supporting key ministry roles, community projects and needs, as well as the completion of the Hope Centre.
Where your money goes
Good stewardship is at the heart of our Christian values and meeting our statutory obligations with the requirements set our for CIOs (Charitable Incorporated Organisations). Our Trustees take this responsibility very seriously and fully audited accounts are produced and available upon request. Outside of capital expenditure on the building, our biggest cost relates to staffing and operating budgets for both ministry and mission. We also encourage sharing the workload and minimising costs through volunteer roles.
Hope Centre funds needed
The original estimated cost of completion for the Hope Centre was £1.9m. Although the Centre is mostly operational we still have just under £150,000 needed to finish the remaining fixtures, fittings and equipment in some rooms. Items remaining include Auditorium audio visual, additional visual impairment support, blinds, stage, baptistery, balcony seating, further office and board room, external play area and some landscaping
Please continue to consider what you are able to give. Thank you.
Here are some questions you might have about giving to Hope Church or the Hope Centre Building Fund
What is the best way to give?
We are thankful for any gift, no matter how small or how it is given. However, giving regularly via a standing order really helps us to plan our projects long-term. We are very grateful to those who are able to give in this way. Alternatively there is an electronic ‘tap and go’ card reader in the foyer of the Hope Centre where you can quickly donate multiples of £5 or to a specified amount that you choose to enter.
How do I set up a Standing Order?
To set up, or amend a standing order, log in to your online banking or visit your local branch with our bank account details:
Account Number: 39779568
Sort Code: 30-90-89
If your gift is for the Building fund, please quote reference as: Building Fund
Can I make a direct bank transfer?
Yes. Our bank details are:
Account Number: 39779568
Sort Code: 30-90-89
Can I send a Cheque?
Yes. If you would like to send a cheque, please make it payable to “Hope Church”. It can either be put in the collection box at the back of the auditorium, or posted to:
If your gift is for the building fund, please write a note to accompany your cheque.
Can I choose where my money goes?
Please note: All extra gifts and pledges given between 23rd July– 1st September 2023 (unless otherwise specified) will go to the ’40 days of giving’ fund, which will be supporting ministry roles within Hope Hub.
Normally, unless specified, your money will go in to our general fund. This helps pay for the day-to-day running of Hope Church. If you specifically want your money to go towards the building project, then you can let us know.
Standing orders/ online donation: Please quote reference as: Building Fund
Cheques: Included a note with your cheque
Sunday service/ cash donation: please put your donation in an envelope with a note.
Can I give in a Church Service?
Yes, there is an electronic ‘tap and go’ card reader in the foyer of the Hope Centre where you can quickly donate multiples of £5 or to a specified amount that you choose to enter. Alternatively, there is an offerings box at the back of the church for cash offerings. If you are a visitor to the church though, please don’t feel under any pressure to give. You are our guest. Our online services just contains a link to this page.
Can I give through a charitable aid agency?
Yes. You can support the Hope Centre Building Fund and Hope Church via Stewardship. This can be used for fundraising appeals, one-off credit and debit card donations or regular giving by Direct Debit. There are no subscriptions. They take a small cut (3%) of the gift aid contribution.
Why is Hope Church listed as “Dawlish Christian Fellowship” under Stewardship?
Hope Church was called “Dawlish Christian Fellowship”. The Charity Commission agreed to us changing our name to Hope Church in August 2021. Our account number, sort code and Charity Registration number remained the same.
What is Gift Aid, and can it be added to my gift?
What should I do if I’m concerned about a vunerable person giving to Hope Church?
If you have any concerns about a friend or family member donating because of a physical or mental medical condition, disability, learning difficulty, or they are in a time of stress or anxiety, or you are concerned that they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, please contact our Safeguarding officer, Jane Coombes.
Jane Coombes: 07399 572192