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Data for financial year ending 30 November 2017

Essential Christian

  • Income

    £4.3M

  • Spending

    £4.2M

  • Status

    Up-to-date

Charity no. 1126997 Company no. 06667924

Contact details

Public address

  • 14 Horsted Square, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QG

Aims & activities

The principal activities are (1) the annual Spring Harvest event for people of all ages and from a wide range of churches to encounter God, inspire confidence in the good news of Jesus Christ, and bring transformation (2) support for other Christian agencies to run events (3) production and publication of audio and video teaching, media and music (4) a service for administering royalties.

What the charity does

  • Education/training
  • Religious activities

Who the charity helps

  • The general public/mankind

How the charity works

  • Makes grants to organisations
  • Provides human resources
  • Provides services

Income and Endowments:

£4.3M

Expenditure:

£4.2M

Assets and liabilities

  • £81.8K Own use assets
  • £0.0K Long term investments
  • £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
  • £883.9K Other assets
  • £1.3M Total liabilities
Financial history
Compliance history

Fundraising

Raises funds from the Public

Trading

This charity has one or more trading subsidiaries

Gift aid

Recognised by HMRC for gift aid

Charitable spending ratios

97%
100%
3%

Charitable objects

TO ADVANCE THE CHRISTIAN FAITH THROUGHOUT THE WORLD AND TO DO SO PRINCIPALLY, BUT NOT EXCLUSIVELY BY 1 SERVING THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH WORLDWIDE 2 ENABLING THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH WORLDWIDE 3 INFORMING, INSPIRING AND EQUIPPING CHRISTIANS TO LIVE OUT THEIR CHRISTIAN FAITH WITH BIBLICAL INTEGRITY, HEARTFELT UNITY AND CULTURAL RELEVANCE; AND 4 ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO LIVE AS DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST

Governing document

MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 08 AUG 2008 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 11 DEC 2008 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 23 MAR 2017

Area of benefit

Undefined. In Practice, National.

Organisation type

Standard registration

Other Regulators

OFSTED
Ofsted (Office For Standards In Education)

Policies

Risk management
Investment
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Volunteer management
Complaints handling
Paying staff

Land And Property

This charity owns and/or leases land or property. Some or all of this land or property must be used for the charity’s purposes.

  • 9 Trustees
  • 32 Employees
  • 910 Volunteers

Trustee board

Trustee Other trusteeships Charity status
The Rt Revd Pete Broadbent (Chair) Spring Harvest Up-to-date
St John's College Nottingham Limited Up-to-date
The London Diocesan Board Of Finance Up-to-date
The London Diocesan Fund Up-to-date
Peter Timothy Martin International Christian Communications Up-to-date
Martin Charitable Trust Up-to-date
Matthew Twentyfive Forty Trust Out-of-date
Spring Harvest Up-to-date
Geoffrey James Booker Christian Book Promotion Trust Up-to-date
International Christian Communications Up-to-date
The Quicken Trust Up-to-date
Martin James Young Rising Brook Baptist Church Up-to-date
The Bless Network Up-to-date
David Dorricott None on record
Elaine Margaret Duncan None on record
Rev Roger Ian Sutton Love And Joy Ministries Ltd Up-to-date
Tania Bright None on record
Rev Gavin Jonathan Eric Calver None on record

Areas of operation

List of regions

  • Throughout England And Wales
  • Ukraine