A Knit in Shining Armour

By Ruth Leigh | 16 September 2019

Support comes in many forms. Armed with a basket of rainbow-coloured wool and apparently bionic knitting needles, this is the story of a retired granny in West Yorkshire who’s touching the lives of young girls and their babies thousands of miles away in Kenya.

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Important Updates From The Charity Commission - June 2019

By Alan Hough | 17 June 2019

The Charity Commission have recently published two key updates, which churches and charities need to be aware of. Alan Hough unpacks the guidance. 

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10 Christian environmental organisations to support

By Catherine Durant | 17 May 2019 | Comments (1)

If you’re looking to support Christian charities who are focused on looking after our planet, we’ve compiled a list of organisations for you to look into.

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Should I give to Oxfam?

By Craig Borlase | 21 March 2018 | Comments (11)

7,094. That’s the number of direct debits that Oxfam reported cancelled in the wake of the Haiti scandal. Minnie Driver and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both removed their support from the charity, and for days on end politicians and the media lined up to air their public criticism.

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Too comfortable in our giving?

By Frances Miles | 21 April 2017 | Comments (5)

 Too comfortable in our giving? - A blog by Stewardship

Homeward bound on a Wednesday evening I headed out of my local train station aiming for the tram stop straight ahead.  In between me and the exit were a couple of ‘chuggers’- or ‘charity muggers’ - so called, because of the enthusiastic  way they try to engage in conversation and sign you up to a very worthy cause. Different to the costume-wearing volunteers who stand optimistically shaking a tin on street corners, these guys are seriously bold, salesy and persistent.

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A Great Church Needs Great Trustees

By Alan Hough | 26 January 2016 | Comments (1)

A great church needs great trustees

A good church is made up of a number of ingredients, but a key one—often overlooked—is the need for good trustees.  Good trusteeship is much more than a legal requirement or title and more than a ‘rubber stamp’ for decisions taken elsewhere.

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Share Magazine 32: Legal and Financial extras

By Kevin Russell | 16 December 2015 | Comments (3)

Share 32: legal and financial roundup

In Share 32, we referenced a number of briefing papers and blogs for further reading. You'll find links to them inside.

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A Boxing Day Tradition to Cherish

By Michael O'Neill | 15 December 2015 | Comments (2)

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Sometimes just you have to admit defeat. For me, many of those times seem to come around Christmas. The whole month is a blur of work, school, church, carol concerts, school concerts, work dos, decorating, cleaning and preparing for and hosting visiting family.  I learnt long ago that I was powerless to stop it.

 

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10 charities to help you support the persecuted Church

By Catherine Durant | 6 February 2015 | Comments (16)

If you're looking into how you can support the persecuted Church worldwide, the charities listed below are a good place to start.

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