Giving is purely voluntary, but encouraged as an expressed 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 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.
Our whole budget and financial management processes will be updated as we move from a church without a permanent base, to a fully functioning centre, with growing ministries and missional needs. This will mean that our operating budgets will need to increase significantly from FY22 to FY23, of which we will need an increase in regular giving. Please consider what you are able to give in both volunteering time and financially. Thank you.
Hope Centre funds needed
The original estimated cost of completion for the Hope Centre was £1.926m, however through careful stewardship and project management the revised estimated costs are £1.772m (£154k under budget). As at the 10 April 2022 the total raised was £1.59m leaving £182k to find to complete all of the fit-out. We held our first service on Sunday 29 May 2022 and are starting to use some parts of the building. However completing the final fit-out items and hiring out of function rooms will be on a phased basis according to how and when the remining funds are received. 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 that are able to give this way.
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 in a service, or posted to:
2 Black Swan Business Park,
Black Swan Road,
If your gift is for the building fund, please write a note to accompany your cheque.
Can I choose where my money goes?
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?
You would usually have the opportunity to give at a service as there is a collection. 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.
Can I offer support via Amazon Smile?
Yes. You can support us every time you shop on Amazon by signing up to Amazon Smile. Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price to your chosen charity at no additional cost to you. We are registered as “Dawlish Christian Fellowship”. There is a brief instructional video here.
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Why is Hope Church listed as “Dawlish Christian Fellowship” under Stewardship and Amazon Smile?
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