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ChurchWorks Commission

Bringing Churches and Government Together for Change

Working with over 1,500 churches across the country
Impacting 2m+ people through projects
Bringing together 15 denominations

The mission of ChurchWorks

The ChurchWorks Commission brings together 16 major UK Christian denominations to unite and promote action on urgent social issues in our local communities, with a particular focus on supporting the most vulnerable. We help churches and Christian organisations to collaborate with each other and the Government to catalyse partnership working around our mission areas:

Wellbeing & Mental Health

Growing the church’s role in supporting people’s mental health and improving their wellbeing

Vulnerable Children & Families

Promoting the church's contribution to ensure children and families thrive in their local communities

Anti-Poverty

Supporting churches to help and advocate for those experiencing poverty or struggling with the cost of living

"Thank you for all that you and your team are doing to help energise and mobilise the church to respond to the community needs around them, and make a real Kingdom difference"

Major Matt Butler

Salvation Army

Upcoming Events

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30 Jan
2025
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Online

Faith and Social Prescribing launch event

This online event is for anyone interested in increasing the links between faith and social prescribing.

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Our Partners

We're fortunate enough to partner with some brilliant organisations

What people are saying about ChurchWorks

Excellent opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for God’s people everywhere to make a difference in bringing healing, reconciliation and raising hope for so many people.

Bishop Tedroy Powell

We are partnering

As a charity focusing on addressing loneliness and social isolation across the UK, we are acutely aware of the prospect of a combination of factors affecting the physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of many people this winter. Concern about bills, heating and food are already leading to increased levels of anxiety and this – in turn – leads to increased feelings of loneliness. This is why we are partnering with Warm Welcome to provide training for volunteers in their key roles and to promote this crucial initiative.

Jeremy Sharpe

A conduit for bringing groups together

We believe that to serve local communities and see community transformation, churches, government, and charities need to work together in partnership. This is exactly what ChurchWorks aims to do – it is a conduit for bringing these groups together to work more holistically and not in silos, to see those who are most in need supported well.

Kids Matter

A key partner

The influencing potential is impressive, and the commitment to diversity of representation is also an important element of what helps make ChurchWorks a key partner to Sanctuary. Your work is both valued and vital

Corrin Pilling (UK Director)

Better when we do it together

In this time, we are needed. There is loneliness, despair, hopelessness which the church is able to engage with and the church is far better when we do it together.

Anthony Cotterill

Maximise our community engagement

The team at ChurchWorks have helped us to maximise our community engagement and have encouraged us to become a church with a voice in the community. They have provided the tools that we needed to work closely with local authority partners such as the Family Hub to increase our impact.

Andy Chadwick

Senior Pastor of Reach Church, Stalybridge

Simple and effective

We know this is going to be a tough winter for many, with our youngest children most at risk. Having places for families to go that are local, warm and welcoming will make a big difference. The Warm Welcome initiative is a simple and effective way of connecting people and places so no one needs to struggle alone.

Dr Eli Gardner

Solving the needs of its community

The church should be involved in solving the needs of its community… the Church can play a wonderful role in reaching people, connecting people, in praying for people, in dealing with issues such as mental wellbeing and domestic abuse for people within and outside the church.

Pastor Agu Irukwu

Appreciate our partnership

The Salvation Army appreciates their partnership with the ChurchWorks Commission. Working inter-denominationally is a priority to us and we see how mission and ministry can serve our communities when we work in partnership together. It is helpful to share ideas, resources and common desire for raising Kingdom Values in government, state and Church partnerships.

Lisa Lloyd-Jones

Helps us see the bigger picture

The ChurchWorks Commission helps us as a team to see the bigger picture - political, faith, church and community; serving alongside other organisations.

Paul Weston

Maximise our community engagement

The team at ChurchWorks have helped us to maximise our community engagement and have encouraged us to become a church with a voice in the community. They have provided the tools that we needed to work closely with local authority partners such as the Family Hub to increase our impact.

Andy Chadwick

Senior Pastor of Reach Church, Stalybridge

Appreciate our partnership

The Salvation Army appreciates their partnership with the ChurchWorks Commission. Working inter-denominationally is a priority to us and we see how mission and ministry can serve our communities when we work in partnership together. It is helpful to share ideas, resources and common desire for raising Kingdom Values in government, state and Church partnerships.

Lisa Lloyd-Jones

Excellent opportunity

This is an excellent opportunity for God’s people everywhere to make a difference in bringing healing, reconciliation and raising hope for so many people.

Bishop Tedroy Powell

Solving the needs of its community

The church should be involved in solving the needs of its community… the Church can play a wonderful role in reaching people, connecting people, in praying for people, in dealing with issues such as mental wellbeing and domestic abuse for people within and outside the church.

Pastor Agu Irukwu

Demonstrates the willingness of churches

The Warm Welcome Campaign demonstrates the willingness of churches and different community organisations across the UK to partner, and most importantly, to come alongside and serve those most in need this winter and beyond.

Alicia Edmund

Better when we do it together

In this time, we are needed. There is loneliness, despair, hopelessness which the church is able to engage with and the church is far better when we do it together.

Anthony Cotterill

A vital ecumenical partner

ChurchWorks has been pivotal not only in bringing churches together to coordinate the warm welcome campaign but to convince inter church conversations about mental health and isolation too. ChurchWorks is a vital ecumenical partner of CTE and we remain committed to supporting the work it commissions.

Bishop Mike Royal

Helpful to make the connections

As one of the leaders of the Methodist Church in Britain it’s been so very helpful to make the connections that ChurchWorks offers, working with others has meant that we’ve been able to be more than the sum of our parts, and that level of mutual learning and honesty really only happens in the commissioners meetings.

Jude Levermore

Helps us see the bigger picture

The ChurchWorks Commission helps us as a team to see the bigger picture - political, faith, church and community; serving alongside other organisations.

Paul Weston

A practical partner

The ChurchWorks Commission provides for the Church of England with a practical partner in engagement on policy and in action on the ground in responding to key issues affecting our communities.

Mark Betson

A conduit for bringing groups together

We believe that to serve local communities and see community transformation, churches, government, and charities need to work together in partnership. This is exactly what ChurchWorks aims to do – it is a conduit for bringing these groups together to work more holistically and not in silos, to see those who are most in need supported well.

Kids Matter

Helped us to collaborate with other charities

Working with ChurchWorks has helped us to collaborate with other charities focusing on social impact. There is so much to be done presently in the UK, and it has been such a blessing to not only hear how other charities are working on these issues and sharing the load, but also how we can collaborate and use our skill sets to support one another to be more efficient as we move forwards.

Growing Hope

A key partner

The influencing potential is impressive, and the commitment to diversity of representation is also an important element of what helps make ChurchWorks a key partner to Sanctuary. Your work is both valued and vital

Corrin Pilling (UK Director)

Enabled us to think wider about our work

Partnering with ChurchWorks has enabled us to think wider about our work, and encouraged us to seek more partnerships with networks that we might otherwise not have been able to. We have found contributing towards the work of The Warm Welcome Campaign valuable, by being able to contribute towards this national initiative, we have been enabled to see the bigger picture of all that churches are doing in their communities to reach individuals who have spiritual and practical needs.

Acts 435

I'm hugely encouraged

I'm hugely encouraged that the church is stepping up and reaching out! So much going on and it's great to know so many helping across the country. Keep up the good work and keep letting us know what's going on.

Attendee

Social Isolation & Our Churches Webinar

Helping energise and mobilise the church

Thank you for all that you and your team are doing to help energise and mobilise the church to respond to the community needs around them, and make a real Kingdom difference

Salvation Army Church Leader

A great opportunity to collaborate

“Working with ChurchWorks has been a great opportunity to collaborate across denominations and organisations. We've been part of projects that would not be possible without this network of partners. In particular, we've valued playing a role in the Warm Welcome Campaign and sharing our expertise with spaces across the country”

Dan Lane

Simple and effective

We know this is going to be a tough winter for many, with our youngest children most at risk. Having places for families to go that are local, warm and welcoming will make a big difference. The Warm Welcome initiative is a simple and effective way of connecting people and places so no one needs to struggle alone.

Dr Eli Gardner

Proud to be a partner

At Libraries Connected we know that public libraries are determined to help people during the difficult months ahead. We’re proud to be a partner of the Warm Welcome Network, which is playing such a vital role by bringing together all the community organisations that have stepped up to offer a warm space and friendly face this winter.

Isobel Hunter MBE

We are partnering

As a charity focusing on addressing loneliness and social isolation across the UK, we are acutely aware of the prospect of a combination of factors affecting the physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing of many people this winter. Concern about bills, heating and food are already leading to increased levels of anxiety and this – in turn – leads to increased feelings of loneliness. This is why we are partnering with Warm Welcome to provide training for volunteers in their key roles and to promote this crucial initiative.

Jeremy Sharpe

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