Giving at Hope Church

Finance Update (June 2020)

Download a copy of the recent finance update from our Treasurer, including information about how the ongoing Coronavirus situation is affecting the church's finances.

How to give

Different ways you can give financially to Hope Church

Bank transfer

Give by standing order or one-off BACS transfer.

You can set up a regular Standing Order or make a one-off bank transfer to the church's bank account using your online banking, telephone banking, or in person at your local bank branch by asking for the relevant form. The church's bank details are:

Bank: Barclays Bank
Name: Hope Church Lancaster
Sort code: 20-47-61
Account no: 80562769

You can also do this by filling in a giving form - see below for details.

Stewardship

Give through our online giving platform.

Stewardship provides an online giving platform which allows you to easily set up and manage monthly giving, as well as make one-off donations. You can make payments using a debit or credit card or set up a Direct Debit mandate. They will also handle claiming Gift Aid on your donation if you're eligible. You can find Hope Church's giving page at here: https://www.give.net/20258429

Note: Stewardship charges a small percentage fee on what you give.

Cash or cheque

Give through a physical means.

During our Sunday Services we normally take up an offering where you can give with cash or a cheque. This isn't currently an option as we are only meeting virtually at the moment, and even when services resume, we won't initially be taking a physical collection until the risk of spreading Coronavirus has gone.

However, you can post cash or cheques in an envelope to church, or put it directly through the post box at the front of the building, which is emptied a couple of times a week. If you'd feel more comfortable passing it directly to the treasurer rather than posting it, please contact treasurer@hopelancaster.co.uk to arrange this (we will take the necessary precautions to do this in a Covid-secure way).

You are also welcome to switch to giving by another means (such as by bank transfer) and return to giving in the weekly offering when services resume as normal again.

Contactless giving

Make a card payment.

We have a contactless card reader you can use to make a donation to Hope Church by credit or debit card (it also supports chip-and-pin payments if your card can't make contactless payments). This can be found on the welcome desk near the refreshments after the Sunday service.

Our Sunday services are currently online-only, but this option will be available when we resume meeting in person, and will be the only way to give at the service since we won't be taking a physical offering until the risk of spreading Coronavirus has gone.

Note: you can still give by credit or debit card using the online Stewardship platform - see information above.

Giving form

Download a giving form, which you can print out and fill in to make a one-off donation through your bank or set up a standing order. If you'd like a paper copy posted to you please contact our treasurer Tim Morris at: treasurer@hopelancaster.co.uk