Registered charities in England and Wales
Data for financial year ending 31 December 2018
The United Reformed Church (Southern Synod) Trust Limited
- Synod Office, East Croydon Urc, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon, CR0 5LP
Aims & activities
Its object is to advance the Christian religion in accordance with the doctrine, principles and usages of the United Reformed Church, particularly in the Southern Synod. It has achieved this by continuing to act as Corporate Trustee and Agent for the Southern Synod of The United Reformed Church by holding properties and assets as nominee and handling income and expenditure.
What the charity does
- Religious activities
Who the charity helps
- Other defined groups
How the charity works
- Acts as an umbrella or resource body
Income and Endowments:
* £-1.4M investment gains(losses)
Assets and liabilities
- £568.1K Own use assets
- £21.8M Long term investments
- £0.0K Defined benefit pension scheme asset or liability
- £2.1M Other assets
- £416.0K Total liabilities
Charitable spending ratios
Ratios have to be put in context. They should be read in conjunction with the charity’s financial statements on which they’re based if they are to be interpreted correctly and sound conclusions drawn. For example the accounting rules affect what can be classed as income or expenditure. Where a charity which purchases land to further its objects the accounting rules do not permit including the purchase cost as charitable spending in its accounts. Instead it is ‘capitalised’ and shown on the balance sheet. Similarly a charity that receives an endowment it can’t spend may have a lower percentage of charitable spending as a proportion of income in the year of receipt as compared to the previous year as a result. Ratios may also be affected by the way a charity operates. For example, a charity which primarily generates income from investments may have lower cost of raising funds than one which employs fundraisers. A grant-making charity funding other charities to undertake an activity will have much lower staffing costs compared to a charity employing staff to perform that activity.
Charitable spending (including governance costs) as a percentage of income and endowments received by the charity in the reporting period. Does not include planned future spending.
Costs incurred in generating income as a proportion of total income and endowments received in the reporting period. May include spending to secure future funding.
The percentage of the charity’s total income retained for future use.
Accounts and trustees' annual report
THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PUBLIC IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DOCTRINES, PRINCIPLES AND USAGES OF THE UNITED REFORMED CHURCH IN PARTICULAR (BUT WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING) BY SUPPORTING THE WORK OF THE SOUTHERN SYNOD OF THAT CHURCH
Governing documentMEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES INCORPORATED 21/11/1980 NOW ARTICLES ADOPTED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION DATED 24/11/2010 AS AMENDED BY CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION ON CHANGE OF NAME DATED 08/12/2010 AS AMENDED BY SPECIAL RESOLUTION(S) DATED 01/01/2014
Safeguarding vulnerable beneficiaries
Conflicts of interest
Land And Property
This charity owns and/or leases land or property.
- 8 Trustees
- 7 Employees
- 12 Volunteers
|Trustee||Other trusteeships||Charity status|
|Revd Michael Davies||Central Sussex United Area||Up-to-date|
|Alan David Kirby||The George Stewart Charitable Trust||Up-to-date|
|David Henry Walters||Central Sussex United Area||Up-to-date|
|Rev Helen Amy Elizabeth Warmington||None on record|
|Rev George Donald Watt||Reigate Park United Reformed Church Charity||Up-to-date|
|Rev Bridget Jane Banks||Crawley United Reformed Church Charity||Up-to-date|
|John Harold Denison||None on record|
|Linda Margaret Austin||None on record|
Areas of operation
List of regions
- East Sussex
- Throughout London
- West Sussex