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Beyond COVID-19: Thinking biblically about hybrid church members’ meetings

In response to lockdown restrictions and ongoing concern for people’s health, many churches have been holding their general meetings online – either amending their constitutions to allow for this, or (when it was in force from June 2020 to March 2021) making use of the Government’s emergency legislation. Some churches will have struggled with online … Read more …

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Client Stories

It is a privilege and a joy to directly support the work of our gospel partners. Providing Christ-centred legal advice to those on the front line of Christian ministry is our great mission. Gospel work can often seem trivial and go unseen, but we want to showcase how ministries are moving forward and flourishing through … Read more …

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Providing Property for the Gospel

Think for a moment how much gospel activity happens through the ownership and use of property. Manses, church buildings, offices, halls, cafes, and many more such venues house all sorts of vital ministries that are seeking to grow God’s Kingdom. Providing that property for churches and Christian organisations is therefore a vital mission of itself! … Read more …

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Caring for the carers – a new statutory right for unpaid carers

The government has published its response to the 2020 consultation on carer’s leave, confirming its intention to introduce a new statutory right for unpaid carers to take up to one week (five working days) of unpaid leave per year when Parliamentary time allows. The right will apply in England, Wales and Scotland. Caring for the … Read more …

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What you need to know about the Fundraising Code of Practice

The Fundraising Regulator turned five this summer and has just published new guidance on the four key values underpinning the Code of Fundraising Practice – legal, open, honest and respectful. Who is the Fundraising Regulator? The Regulator manages a system of fundraising self-regulation and provides advice to two main constituencies – fundraisers and members of … Read more …

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Staying True to Calling

Inspired by the testimony and ministry of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand – author of Tortured for Christ – Release International has a vital mission. Working through indigenous church partners in more than 25 countries, they are helping persecuted Christians across the globe through prayer, pastoral help, and practical provision. It’s a hugely important calling, and help … Read more …

Data Protection Law and Your Church

From May 2018 it’s been a legal requirement for every church to conform to the General Data Protection Regulation, which dictates how you can use people’s personal data. Our Data Protections experts have explored all the ins and outs of GDPR so that you don’t have to. GDPR in practice… It’s the first morning of … Read more …

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A Secure Future

Seeking to provide a secure future for our loved ones is something that we can all relate to.  For many children growing up in less developed countries though, there is no such provision. These children sadly have futures that are far from secure. Fountain of Peace Children’s Foundation UK was set up to provide hope … Read more …

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The highs and lows of homeworking

The last 18 months has seen a huge increase in the number of staff working from home. For some, it has been a blessing; flexibility, no commute, no distractions. For others, it has been a headache: managing the employment relationship at a distance, monitoring productivity, learning how to use Zoom, and balancing working from home … Read more …

Filing extensions for annual returns

Charities registered in England or Wales need to send an ‘annual return’ to the Charity Commission or report their income and spending every year (depending on the charity’s annual income). Find out more about what your annual return should include, and other reporting obligations to the Charity Commission in our article here. Filing extensions – … Read more …