Emmanuel Church, Greenfield Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1JJ
"Expecting great things from God
...attempting great things for God"

Charitable Giving.

At Emmanuel Church, giving takes many forms – It is a response to God’s generosity, and whether you can give time, money, expertise, prayer or encouragement you are giving not only to the church, but to God.

Prayer and Encouragement

One thing Emmanuel Church encourages everyone to give is prayer and encouragement for all God’s People – the Church.

We all need reminding from time to time of the hope that God offers for our daily lives. Likewise, we all need prayer; many of us struggle with finding the time or even how to pray, but in doing so, we will draw nearer to God and there is no regret in that. Please support us in these two invaluable ways if you can.

Church Membership

Being ‘received into membership’ means that you are welcomed into the Church where you will find a support network for you in your Christian life and a place where you can support others too.

It is essentially saying ‘I belong to and am committed to supporting Emmanuel Church’.  Membership will enable you to take part in the life of the whole Church, including its decision-making bodies.  If you would like to become a member or would like to know more, please have a word with the minister, who will be happy to advise you and guide you through the process.

Volunteering & Expertise

The majority of activities at Emmanuel Church are run by volunteers. Whether you would like to offer your expertise in a particular area or would like to serve on one or more of our many ministry teams, we would love to hear from you.

Training will be provided if necessary and all our volunteers who work with children, young people or vulnerable adults will be subject to DBS checks.  There are many teams you could be involved in, some are on Sundays, some midweek and some ad-hoc. These are a few examples of ministry teams at Emmanuel Church that may be of interest to you:

  • Little Wrens Toddler Group
  • Messy Church
  • Jenny Wren Nursery School
  • Leadership Training
  • Worship & Choir
  • Refreshments
  • Projection and Sound
  • Local Preaching
  • Readers & Prayers

If you have any questions or are interested in serving in some way, please contact the appropriate team leader or the Minister.

Financial Giving

Emmanuel Church is able to build on the mission and ministry of the church thanks to the generous monetary contributions of its donors.  There are many ways to give money to Emmanuel Church:

Tax-Efficient Giving (Gift Aid)

Gift Aid makes a huge difference to all donations. If you pay UK Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax, Emmanuel Church can claim through the Government an additional 25% on your donation at no extra cost to you.

It does not matter by what means or how frequently you donate, we would ask you advise us in a one-off ‘Gift Aid Declaration‘.  This can be declared on paper, online or verbally to the Treasurer.

Standing Order

This can be setup via online banking or by visiting your bank branch.  The details below can be used for  single Bank Transfers or for regular Standing Orders:

Bank Name: CAF Bank
Payee: Emmanuel Church, Eastbourne
Sort Code: 405240
Account Number: 00031723
Value of Transaction
Reference: Please include this if you are giving for a specific purpose (eg Building Fund).

If you are donating regularly, the Treasurer kindly requests (though you are not obliged), for transactions to be made on a monthly basis, at the start of the month, rather than the end.

CAF Donate

With CAF Donate you can make single or regular online donations to Emmanuel Church using:

  • Direct Debit
  • Credit or Debit Cards
  • PayPal
  • CAF Charity Account
  • CAF Charitable Trust

Follow this link to make a donation using CAF Donate:

Give As You Earn Scheme

If your employer, company or personal pension provider runs a Payroll Giving scheme, you can donate to Emmanuel Church straight from your wages or pension. This happens before tax is deducted from your income. Ask your employer or pension provider if they run a Payroll Giving scheme.

During Services

A collection is offered at all our services, a collection plate is found at the entrance to the Sanctuary for this purpose.

Weekly Envelopes

Weekly Freewill Offering Envelopes, are collected during all our services. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Emmanuel Church, Eastbourne’. Please contact the Treasurer if you would like to give financially in this way.

Give as you Live

Raise money for Emmanuel Church Eastbourne, when you shop online at thousands of big brand websites such as M&S, Sainsbury’s, Booking.com, Ebay. No cost to you, the customer.  Sign up here: https://www.giveasyoulive.com/charity/emmanuelchurcheastbourne


You may like to consider leaving a legacy to Emmanuel Church in your will. Please ask your solicitor when you make or change your will, or ask the Treasurer for more information.


If you have any questions about giving financially to Emmanuel Church, please contact the Treasurer:

Alan Reid
01323 735520
Emmanuel Church, Upperton Road, Eastbourne BN21 1LQ

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