Reflecting God in our giving

In the Bible, God has shown himself to be a giving God. He is both faithful to His people and overwhelmingly generous; not stopping short of giving His own Son (John 3:16). Because He has been so lavish with us, we live to reflect our Father in the way that we give.

For God's people, the point of giving has never been 'paying God off' but rather thanksgiving - recognising that He has given (and will always give) the absolute maximum to those who love Him.

God underlines to us as His people that our material debt to Him is irreparable yet he is eternally generous towards us! As we grasp such truth, we can’t help but be motivated to sow the best of our income in thanks towards Him.

Ultimately, the issue of giving is an issue of worship. Jesus tells us that where our heart goes our money follows. If we are Christians, we give the first priority in our finances - as in all things - to glorify God; showing our thanks, love, commitment to and faith in Him.

How to give

There are a number of different ways to give at Emmanuel:

Online Via ChurchSuite
Click here

Please be aware that ChurchSuite charges a card processing fee of 2.5% of the value of your donation for their services. For direct transfers into the church bank account, on the other hand, Emmanuel Brighton incurs only very small charges.

Online Direct Transfer
You can set up a direct transfer via your personal online banking. Log on to your online banking and request to set up a donation to be made to Emmanuel Church General Account:

Account name: Clarendon Trust
Sort Code: 53-61-02
Account Number: 62212540

Please use your surname and initials as your reference when doing transfers and email to let us know you have set up a new transfer.

On Sundays
Every week at our Sunday services there is an opportunity to make a financial offering. You can use the giving envelopes provided to give via cash or cheque.

If you would like to send us a cheque, please send it to the Accounts, Emmanuel, 21-23 Clarendon Villas, Hove BN3 3RE and make it payable to 'Emmanuel'.

Payroll Giving
If your employer offers this scheme contact them for details.

Are you a tax-payer?
If so, did you know that the government top up every pound you give by an extra 25p? To enable us to claim that money, please download, complete and return the following declaration form to

Interested in leaving a legacy?
Read more about legacy giving

The Power of our Generosity

As a team of elders, we are so grateful for your ongoing faithfulness and generosity, and we're honoured to partner with you in the work of Jesus' Kingdom. Whilst we've faced some real challenges this past year, your commitment to the church has been a constant source of encouragement and evidence that God is with us and He is at work amongst His people.

Below, you will find a financial breakdown of how we have stewarded the resources that God has given us.Thank you again for your generosity. Let us continue to partner together for the advancement of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the extension of His kingdom both locally and in the nations.

Very much love,

Neville Jones

Here’s the finance update for Clarendon Trust and its subsidiaries. This covers Emmanuel church, its trading subsidiary (event hire, cafes, etc.), our support of other churches within Newfrontiers, our wider family. It also covers our work with the poor and disadvantaged through our Care for our City projects.

Between September 2023 and April 2024, income was £1,631,820 and expenditure was £1,582,005 meaning we had a surplus of £49,815 for the period.

A more detailed breakdown can be found here.

Gift Campaigns | Above and Beyond the Regular

Across the month of June, we will be giving to continue helping establish churches in key cities. We are committed to helping people find their way back to God, and starting new churches is something that we feel God has called us to.

Watch the video above to learn more.

The money raised will go towards:

Present church plants:
Good News Church Krakow
Emmanuel Belfast
Redemption Church London Bridge

Furthermore, we are giving towards taking the gospel to unreached people groups through the work of Wycliffe Bible Translators and newfrontiers.

Here's what we raised in our previous 3 Gift Campaigns

Time to Plant Summer 2023 | £233.5k given towards establishing churches in key cities.

Care for Our City Autumn 2023 | £145.4k given towards helping people out of poverty

Time to Build Spring 2024 | £113.7k given towards investing in our people and our buildings

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