The Bear is a self-funding community of people so everything we do we have to pay for! If you are coming to the Bear regularly then we ask you to think about making a regular contribution to fund the work and pay for the staff who keep everything going.

The best way to do this is through a standing order because it enables us to plan our income and spending.

We publish our budget each year and are open about our pay policy for staff so you will be able to see where your money is going.

While most of the money goes on making the Bear itself work we donate around 10% of all our income to support the work of members of the Bear who are living as missionaries in different parts of the world.

Some of the Bear’s income also comes through grants from the government and other bodies to support particular projects we carry out in the local community.

If you are a UK tax payer:  

The Bear is able to claim back the tax you have paid on your gift.  So make sure you let us know and sign a declaration, and we will deal with HMRC.  

Please contact to let us know If you set up a standing order online.

Bear Bank details

HSBC - The Bear Church - Sort Code: 40-02-25 - Account Number: 21361317