OUR STORY

Supporting the Mission and Ministry of the Archbishop of York

The Bishopthorpe Charitable Partners' Trust is an exciting new grant-making charity, established to support the vision, work and mission of the Archbishop of York across the Northern Province of the Church of England.

The trustees are drawn from right across the Province. Each brings their local knowledge and considerable experience to bear on how best to support the Archbishop’s ministry with Charitable Partners willing to offer their prayers, talents and financial resources to assist this important work.

Our Purpose

We exist to enable the personal priorities of the current and future Archbishops of York to be realised within the 12 dioceses of the North of England.

Archbishop Stephen’s initiative Faith in the North is a northern response to the Church of England’s national vision and strategy, with a particular emphasis in growing a church younger and more diverse, developing missionary disciples, and planting new church communities. Many lessons relevant today can be learned universally from both our Anglo-Saxon Christian heritage and the way St Paulinus fulfilled his mission to the North of England some 1400 years ago.

Through committed prayer and fundraising with our Charitable Partners, we seek to provide resources needed to turn these ideas into action.