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King Charles III: a patron of Christian charities

The newly crowned king will be a key advocate for many Christian charities. 

Matt Holderness Portrait Matt Holderness
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Millions of people from every corner of the world will watch the coronation of King Charles on Saturday 6 May. The crowning of a monarch in the UK is a significant event, and especially so for Christians. Just like every ruler since Henry VIII, the newly crowned king will carry the title ‘Defender of the Faith’ and act as the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. In a practical demonstration of this commitment, he will be the first monarch to pray aloud at his coronation, taking his inspiration from Galatians 5:

“God of compassion and mercy, whose Son was sent not to be served but to serve, give grace that I may find in thy service perfect freedom and in that freedom knowledge of thy truth. Grant that I may be a blessing to all thy children, of every faith and conviction, that together we may discover the ways of gentleness and be led into the paths of peace. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

A vital aspect of the new king’s work will be his role as patron of a wide and diverse group of Christian charities. Like his late mother, Charles has chosen organisations that are close to his heart and fit with what he thinks befits the work of Christians in the world. We are proud to be partners with a number of them, and we will continue to champion their causes.

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Christian Charities supported by King Charles III


Caring for God’s Acre

Established in 2000, Caring for God’s Acre promotes the conservation of burial grounds across the UK. They offer advice to the many volunteers up and down the country who are keen to preserve the monuments that are under their care. One particular focus in on protecting and preserving the many rare species of plants and wildflowers that often grow in these ancient locations.  

Support God’s Acre 


The Prayer Book Society

New generations are discovering the beauty, poetry and majesty of the Book of Common Prayer through the work of this charity. You can help the Prayer Book Society in their mission to promote the use of the prayer book in all churches across the country, and also support the clergy who use it regularly in the mission work of the Church.

Support The Prayer Book Society 


Churches Conservation Trust

The Churches Conservation Trust is a national charity rescuing historic churches that are at risk. They have saved over 350 buildings which now attract almost 2 million visitors a year. Their unique collection of English churches includes irreplaceable examples of architecture, archaeology and art from 1,000 years of history. With your support the important places can be kept open and in use – living once again at the heart of their communities.

Support Churches Conservation Trust 


Partner with charities supported by King Charles III

The King will be instrumental in raising awareness of the work of many Christian charities in the UK. He recognises the unique value of these Christian organisations and the positive impact that they can have upon the nation. Each one of them represents a distinct opportunity to share the good news of Jesus with those around them. The three we have highlighted above are all partners with Stewardship and they would greatly benefit from your prayers and support during this time. Charities like these especially value regular gifts which allow their ministries to become more effective.

In addition to the ones mentioned here, there are many more charities that you can support to help people in the UK receive the love of Jesus. You can search for them on our website and use a Stewardship Giving Account to strategically channel your money to where it is needed the most. 

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Matt Holderness

Matt joined Stewardship in 2022 with over twenty years of marketing experience from roles at Kendal College and Capernwray Bible School. He has degrees in Business and Marketing, Theology, Management and most recently a Masters in Hermeneutics. 

Through raising awareness of Stewardship’s services, Matt helps people explore the impact their generosity can have on the church and Christian charities. He’s passionate about supporting Evangelism and Bible causes, and has a particular interest in charities that are helping people in Poverty and Debt in the UK.