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Charity work and partnerships

by Michael Ford last modified 09 Mar, 2022 11:53 AM

We are linked with a large number of charities, church organisations, mission agencies, non-government organisations, retreat houses and trusts. Click a purple letter in the A-Z or scroll down.



Additional Curates Society

Religious charity; missionary society; vocations to the priesthood.
Gordon Browning House, 8 Spitfire Road, Birmingham B24 9PB
General Secretary, Father Darren Smith: 0121 382 5533,

Alabaré Christian Care and Support

Working with vulnerable and marginalised people, supporting and enabling them to live an enjoyable and independent life. Patron: the Bishop of Salisbury
Riverside House, 2 Watt Road, Churchfields, Salisbury SP2 7UD
01722 322882,

Aldhelm Mission Fund

Grants for new mission initiatives in the Diocese of Salisbury, excluding buildings.
Diocesan Office, 99 Crane Street, Salisbury SP1 2QB

Ammerdown Retreat and Conference Centre

Ammerdown Park, Radstock, BA3 5SW
01761 433709,

Anglican Cursillo

A Church movement empowering Christians to grow through prayer, study and action and share God’s love with everyone.
10 Oatlands Way, Durham DH1 5GL
BACC President, Sally Henniker-Major: 0191 374 9193,

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BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship)

Resourcing the spiritual journey of individuals, churches and schools. Home of Messy Church.
15 The Chambers, Vineyard, Abingdon, OX14 3FE
01865 319700,

Bible Society

Offering the Bible to the World, making Scriptures available where there are none. Working to help the Church engage with the Bible more effectively. Endeavouring to make the Bible accessible and credible.
Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DG
01793 418222,

Bishop Wordsworth Educational Trust

Grants for schools up to £3,000 (2015 figure).
The Clerk: Church House, Crane Street, Salisbury, SP1 2QB
01722 411922

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CCLA Investment Management

Formerly the CBF Investment Office. Investment and property fund management services to The Church of England, eligible charities in England and Wales and local authorities.
Senator House, 85 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4ET
0800 022 3505

Charities Aid Foundation

Independent charity providing products and services to other charities in the UK and internationally.
25 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, West Malling, Kent ME19 4TA
0300 0123 000

Children's Society

Working to support vulnerable children in England and Wales.
Diocesan President, Mrs Mary Gange: 1 St Ann Place, Salisbury, SP1 2SU
01722 322214,
Supporter Action Line (office hours): 0845 300 1128

Christian Aid

An international development charity working with people, of all faiths and none, in around 50 countries, to eradicate poverty. Speakers are available if required.
Regional Co-ordinator (Dorset), Stephen Dominy: Isaac Watts Memorial Church, 315 Winchester Road, Southampton SO16 6TS
023 8070 6969,
Regional Coordinator (Wiltshire), Katrine Musgrave: 57 High Street, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2AP
01454 415923,

Church Army

Evangelistic Anglican society based in the UK.
Wilson Carlile Centre, 50 Cavendish Street, Sheffield S3 7RZ
Fundraising Team Leader, the Revd Paul Critchlow:
0114 252 1661,

Church Commissioners

Managing a well-diversified investment portfolio, producing money to support the Church of England's work across the country.
Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3JZ
Page here
020 7898 1000

Church House, Westminster

Our national headquarters.
Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ
Page here
020 7898 1000

Church House Bookshop

The official bookshop of the Church of England.
31 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BN
020 7799 4064

Church Housing Trust

A charity dedicated to the rehabilitation and resettlement of homeless people of all ages and backgrounds.
PO Box 50296, London EC1P 1WF
020 7269 1630,

Church’s Ministry Among Jewish People

A witness to the Jewish People about the Jewish Messiah, educating the Church on the Jewish roots of her faith and that God hasn’t finished with Israel.
Eagle Lodge, Hexgreave Hall Business Park, Farnsfield NG22 8LS
01623 883960,

Church of England Guild of Vergers

Promoting Christian fellowship and spiritual guidance among the Vergers of the Cathedrals and Parish Churches of England.
Salisbury Area Branch are on Facebook

Church of England Pensions Board

Provides retirement services set by the Church of England for those who have served or worked for the Church of England.
29 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3PS
Page here
Secretary & Chief Executive, Shaun Farrell: 020 7898 1800,

Churches Conservation Trust

Saving historic churches at risk.
Society Building, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL
0845 303 2760,
Director (West), Colin Shearer: 07721 866424,

Churches Together in Dorset

County Ecumenical Officer, Katja Babei: 07500 984705,

CMS (Church Mission Society)

Committed to evangelistic mission, working to see our world transformed by the love of Jesus. On 1 February 2010, SAMS (South American Mission Society) became part of CMS. Particular concerns about South America should be directed to Bishop Henry Scriven.
Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ
01865 787400,
Mission Director for Latin America, Bishop Henry Scriven: 01865 787500,

CPAS (Church Pastoral Aid Society)

Enabling churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus.
Sovereign Court One (Unit 3), Sir William Lyons Road, University of Warwick Science Park, Coventry CV4 7EZ
0300 123 0780


A mission agency that works mainly with Anglican churches to train overseas personnel.
251 Lewisham Way, London SE4 1XF
General Secretary, Canon Andy Lines: 020 8691 6111,

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Diocesan Forces Welfare Fund

Mr Mark T D Butler: Castle Hill Cottage, Cattistock, Dorchester DT2 0JH
01747 850194,

Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Loans

A loan facility for parishes wishing to change their church building to reduce their carbon footprint, repair costs, following thefts or installing security systems.
Secretary, Jill Hockham: 01722 438650, 

Dorset Association of Organists
Secretary, Prof NR Webb: 11 Hollow Oak Road, Stoborough, Wareham BH20 5AH
01929 553375,

Dorset County Association of Church Bell Ringers (and Bell Restoration Fund)

Website here
Public Relations Officer, Maureen Frost: 2 North Street, Charminster, Dorchester DT2 9QS

Dorset Historic Churches Trust

A trust fund set up to fund essential repairs to historical churches.
Hon Secretary, Mr RCM Fox: Kingsley Cottage, Kingsley Paddock, Maiden Newton DT2 0DR
07850 383269,
Grants Secretary, Mrs Sue Bruce-Payne: 3 Beech Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT3 5NP
01305 816178,
Hon Treasurer, Mrs Liz Ashmead: The Old Forge, Frome St Quintin, Dorchester DT2 0HG
07854 312707,

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Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

The leading provider of insurance cover and advice to parish churches.
Beaufort House, Brunswick Road, Gloucester GL1 1JZ
0345 777 3322,

Embrace the Middle East

Formerly Biblelands. Tackling poverty and injustice in the Middle East.
24 London Road West, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP7 0EZ
Regional Manager (South of England), Neil Graham:

Erskine Muton Fund

Provides grants towards funding repairs, maintenance and development of church buildings in Dorset.
Mrs Elizabeth Wallis: 01722 438665,

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Fairtrade Foundation

Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade deliver for farmers and workers. The international Fairtrade system represents the world's largest and most recognised fair trade system.
3rd Floor, Ibex House, 42-47 Minories, London EC3N 1DY
020 7405 5942,

Feed the Minds

Helping marginalised people across the world transform their lives through education.
The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR
020 3752 5800,
Salisbury Branch: David Lilley, 8 Potters Way, Laverstock, Salisbury SP1 1PY, 01722 324315

FFLAG (Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)

A national voluntary organisation and registered charity dedicated to supporting parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual daughters and sons.
Helpline: 0845 652 0311

Frances Ashton’s Charity

Grants are available for Church of England clergy, serving or retired, or the widow/widower of such.
Mr Raymond Alan Henley Fca: Ramridge Cottage, Weyhill, Andover SP11 0QG

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Garfield Weston Foundation

A family-founded, grant-making trust which has been supporting charities across the UK for over 50 years.
020 7399 6565

Green Pastures Christian Retreat Centre

Established in 1955 as a place of Christian retreat, inspiration and healing.
17 Burton Road, Branksome Park, Poole BH13 6DT
01202 764776

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Hilfield Friary

A Franciscan place for peace and the environment.
The Friary, Hilfield, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 7BE
01300 341345,

Hospital of St John, Heytesbury

Retirement/sheltered housing.
Hospital of St John, Heytesbury, Warminster BA12 0HW
01985 840441

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Intercontinental Church Society

An evangelical Anglican mission agency to English-speakers of any nationality.
Ensign Business Centre, Westwood Business Park, Westwood Way, Coventry CV4 8JA
024 7646 3940,

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Latin Link UK

Supports and works with Latin American churches.
87 London Street, Reading RG1 4QA
0118 957 7100,
Area Representative, South of England: Jonathan Leeson, 119 Woodside Road, Tonbridge TN9 2PB telephone 01732 351558,

Leprosy Mission

An international Christian development organisation that diagnoses, treats and offers specialist care, including reconstructive surgery, to leprosy patients.
The Leprosy Mission England and Wales, Goldhay Way, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough PE2 5GZ
01733 370505,
Area Co-ordinator, Martin Pitman: 01733 516092,

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MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship)

MAF uses planes to transform the lives of the world's most isolated people in need and can supply speakers as required.
Castle House, Castle Hill Ave, Folkestone CT20 2TQ
0845 850 9505
Regional Co-ordinator, Carrie Pither: 01489 890382

Mission to Seafarers

Around the world, the Mission to Seafarers provides help and support to the 1.5 million men and women who face danger every day to keep our global economy afloat.
St Michael Paternoster Royal, College Hill, London EC4R 2RL
020 7248 5202,

Modern Church

An international society promoting liberal Christian theology.
0845 345 1909,

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Pace Trust (Programme for Applied Christian Education)

A Christian charity which was established in 1994 with the vision of presenting a practical Christian message to children and young people in our local schools.
01202 730023,

Prayer Book Society

Promoting and preserving the use of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer - the traditional service book of the Church of England containing the Church's historic beliefs and its official standard of doctrine. Patron: the Bishop of Salisbury
Lady Grove, Goring Heath, Reading RG8 7RT
0118 984 2582
Salisbury Branch Chairman, Mr Barrie Waterfall: 01380 726791,
Salisbury Branch Hon Secretary, Mrs Lucy Pearson: 01747 825392,

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Retired Clergy Housing Fund

Assisting with the housing of retired stipendiary clergy from Salisbury Diocese.
Secretary, Elizabeth Wallis: 01722 438665,

Reverend Dr George Richards’ Charity for Poor Clergymen

Provides financial assistance to clergy of the Church of England forced to retire early owing to ill-health. Widows, widowers and dependants can also apply for assistance.
Flat 96, Thomas More House, Barbican, London EC2Y 8BU
Secretary, Dr Paul Simmons: 020 7588 5583

Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG
Senior Chaplain, the Revd Alastair Davies: 01225 824039,

RSCM (Royal School of Church Music)

Supporting a world-wide network of over 8,000 churches, schools and individuals; committed to achieving the best use of good music in worship, whatever the resources, whatever the style. Through education, training, publications, advice and encouragement, RSCM supports church music today and invests in church music for the future.
19 The Close, Salisbury, SP1 2EB
01722 424848,

Rural Theology Association

Resourcing churches to engage with rural issues from a theological perspective and theological issues from a rural perspective.
Secretary, the Revd Caroline Pinchbeck: 01227 459401,

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Salisbury and District Organists' Association

Advancing the education of the public in the art of music with special reference to liturgical and organ music.
Hon Secretary, Ms Janice Brown: Kestrels, Mill Lane, Winterslow SP5 1PX
01980 862680,
Hon Treasurer, Mr Ian Davidson: 40, Upper Street, Harnham, Salisbury SP2 8LY

Salisbury Cathedral Guild of Stewards

Hon Secretary: 9 Francis Way, Salisbury, SP2 8EF
01722 321113,

Salisbury Cathedral School

A co-educational independent school founded in 1091 by Saint Osmund.
1 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EQ
01722 555300
Scholarships and bursaries are available. Contact the Burser, Sasha Stagg:

Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship

The Salisbury Diocesan Evangelical Fellowship seeks to bring together evangelicals within the Diocese of Salisbury, so that it may be more effective in extending the Kingdom of God in the Diocese.  It does this by:

  • Holding meetings where clergy and laity meet together to consider issues of common interest and to encourage one another
  • Representing the views of evangelicals to the bishops and diocesan staff
  • Encouraging evangelicals to stand for election to synods and to diocesan boards and committees
  • Providing a safe place for dialogue between evangelicals of different traditions, so that they may hold together on essentials

If you are interested in joining or attending meetings on issues such as church growth and the place of the church in a changing world, please contact one of the DEF officers for more information:
Chaiman, the Revd Peter Breckwoldt: , 01202 886551
Vice-chair, Canon Chris Tebbutt: , 01202 883382
Secretary, the Revd David Price: , 01202 740235

Salisbury Diocesan Social Welfare Fund

Provides small grants for work deemed to promote Christian principles in human relationships and personal and social morality.
Contact Colin Brady: 07779 345408,

SAMS (South American Mission Society)

Global mission with a Latin heart. Now part of CMS: see 'CMS (Church Mission Society)' entry above.

Sarum College Bookshop

Salisbury's most established independent Christian and theological bookshop.
Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EE
01722 424800

Scripture Union

Bringing the Bible to life for children and young people.
207-209 Queensway, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK2 2EB
01908 856000,

SDCFG (Salisbury Diocesan Choral Festival Group)

1 Redgrave Close, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 0HW
Web pages

SDGR (The Salisbury Diocesan Guild of Ringers)

Established in 1882.
Hon Secretary, Vicki Rowse, 01722 714877 or 07565 396928

Society of Catholic Priests

A growing society of men and women serving as Priests throughout the Anglican Communion, seeking to promote priestly spirituality and Catholic Evangelism.
16 Ambleside Gardens, South Croydon CR2 8SF
Salisbury Chapter Rector, the Rt Revd Bill Ind:

Society of Mary and Martha

Specialist resources for people in ministry and groups.
The Sheldon Centre, Dunsford, Exeter EX6 7LE
01647 252752,

Sons and Friends of the Clergy

The leading grant-making charity helping Anglican clergy and their families in times of need.
1 Dean Trench Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3HB
Registrar and Secretary: 020 7799 3696,

SSMEC (Sarum St Michael's Educational Charity)

The advancement of education within the Diocese, in accordance with the principles and doctrines of the Church of England, via school, corporate, parish, teaching and personal grants.
The Clerk, First Floor, 27A Castle Street, Salisbury SP1 1TT
01722 422296,

St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy

Providing physical healthcare for the clergy and psychological health services to Anglican Clergy and their families since 1892.
Room 201, Church House, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ
020 7898 1700
Referrals are handled by the Medical Secretary, Hazel Adams: 020 7898 1700
Information contact, Dr Clair Walker: 020 7898 1700
Fundraising contact, Becky Millington: 020 7898 1700

St Mary’s Fund

Grants for single parent families in need and related projects
Administrator, Mrs Diana James: c/o Church House, Crane Street, Salisbury SP1 2QB

St Nicholas Hospital

A flourishing and vibrant Christian community of men and women called to live in fellowship with one another.
St Nicholas Road, Salisbury SP1 2SW
The Master, Canon Michael Goater: 01722 340369
Clerk to the Trustees: 01722 340369

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Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through partner organisations.

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USPG (United Society Partners in the Gospel)

A church-based charity working in direct partnership with Anglican churches around the world. Speakers are available if required.
Harling House, 47-51 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0BS
020 7921 2200,

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See 'Church of England Guild of Vergers' entry above.

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Wiltshire & Bath Organists' Association

Assisting organists and Choir Directors, helping them to offer advice to performers, teachers, students, clergy and members of the public.
Tim Eyles: 01793 486581,

Wiltshire Churches Together

Administrator, Mrs Liz Overthrow: 01380 722404,

Wiltshire Historic Churches Trust

An independent non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting and supporting church buildings of historic, architectural and community value across the county.
101 St Mark’s Avenue, Salisbury SP1 3DW
Secretary, the Revd Morris Munns: 01722 328686,
Ride+Stride Co-ordinator, Charles Graham: 01672 514301,

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