Spurgeons Children's Charity
In 1867, Baptist preacher Charles Haddon Spurgeon, driven by a desire to tackle poverty and injustice, and backed by a gift of £20,000 from Anne Hillyard, the widow of an Anglican clergyman, founded an orphanage. 150 years later, his legacy lives on and the work of Spurgeons Children’s Charity is as relevant now as it was then.
They have been working with disadvantaged and vulnerable children for 150 years through the delivery of support and intervention services, and by speaking up on behalf of those who need us most. In the last year, the charity has made a real difference to the lives of almost 3,000 children, young people and adults and protected 1,200 from neglect, harm and abuse.
As they celebrate their 150th birthday, they are launching Every Child Week - a national week of hope (24th – 30th September) for every child. We hope you will join them through these specially prepared resources, which includes a sermon, a week of prayer and a junior church resource.
You can download the resource here www.spurgeons.org/churchresources
Also in this anniversary year, Baptists Together and Spurgeons have developed a special resource with our President Dianne Tidball to celebrate his heartfelt mission to give hope to every child.
Dianne launched her theme ‘As in heaven’ at our Assembly in May and this is explored in the resource, calling God’s people to do all we can to create heaven on Earth now.
The joint resource is designed to help you and your church ‘punch a hole in the darkness’ that many children and young people are facing today.
Click here to download the resource, including a sermon by Dianne.
Spurgeons has also made available two other resources for churches:
PowerPoint - to share with your church, outlining the work of Spurgeons
Resources for children - to inspire the children and young people of your church within the main service or in their own groups