Objectives and activities
SPBMC’s objects as set out in its Memorandum of Association are:
“the advancement of the Christian religion through worship and the provision of facilities for study, spiritual direction and learning and the encouragement of reflection on spiritual matters, in particular the provision of spiritual education and counselling, and through support of the wider Christian community, in particular the Community of the Resurrection of Our Lord and the Church in South Africa.”
In pursuing its objects, the trustees have had regard to the guidance of the Charity Commission on the Advancement of Religion for the Public Benefit.
The trustees believe that the activities of SPBMC, carried on at St Peter’s Bourne, 40 Oakleigh Road South, London N20 9EE contribute to the public benefit by:
- spreading knowledge of the Christian faith to any person without discrimination;
- helping people to be better Christians;
- enabling people to be better members of society;
- working together with churches to equip their members for mission and community service.
- The provision of a home for the new worshipping community of young Christian adults who live at St Peter’s Bourne (the “Community”), and who have embraced SPBMC’s objects and public benefit ideals in their life together, their engagement with society and their relationships with other people and organisations.
- The hiring out of facilities at St Peter’s Bourne to external groups for use during the daytime, for retreats and other uses compatible with the objects of SPBMC.
January 2017 – New Year, New beginnings.
As I start in my role as Chair of the Board of Directors for St Peter’s Bourne, it is good to celebrate past success and to plan for a bright future.
The changes of the last few years have laid a firm foundation on which to build our shared life together. I am excited to see growth in community, spirituality and contact with our neighbours. I also believe that as we prayerfully support each other our capacity to meet some of the needs of the world increases. We may not know the specifics as yet, but the journey will be an adventure.
And so to everyone who may walk with us, I welcome you as we follow Jesus wherever he leads at this time and in this place.
Yours in Christ,
Rob, Bishop of Edmonton