Our story began with the work and ministry of Rev Edward Joshua Poole-Connor. Born in 1872 and raised in a non-sectarian Christian atmosphere, his study of Scripture and personal experiences gave him a deep conviction for the priority of Christian unity. He was absolutely committed to a “…unity based, first upon the essential oneness of all believers and second, upon a common belief of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.”
HMRC has established a team to help charities understand charitable tax reliefs and other aspects of the tax system. This article explains the services the team offers and how to contact them.
If you are an elder or deacon, it is likely that you have personal legal responsibility together with the other elders and deacons for ensuring fire safety in your church building.
We recommend that everyone working with children in our churches should have a Disclosure check. Find out how in this short article.
Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have published a guide on how to apply for Gift Aid online. This article explains what the guidance is and where to find it.
FIEC Practical Services subscribes to helpful updates from the Churches’ Legislation Advisory Service or “CLAS”. Most of the time we digest the information they provide and use it to help us produce updates tailored specifically for...
Most Independent evangelical churches are established as charities or use charities to hold their assets, but often there is confusion as to how the charity functions or even how many charities there are in connection with the church. This...
Church trustees need to be careful that their personal interests don’t conflict with the interests of the church. Early in May 2014 the Charity Commission released updated guidance on conflicts of interest for charity trustees. This...
Did you know that charities only have to pay 5% VAT on fuel and power that is supplied for non-business activities?
Some reflections on Romans 16 and women in ministry.