Our Purpose

CPAS exists to help every person in the UK and Republic of Ireland to hear and discover the good news of Jesus Christ through the ministry of local churches.

Jesus was clear that part of his earthly calling was ‘to seek and to save the lost’ (Luke 19:10). Those who founded CPAS in 1836 shared a conviction that a primary calling of local churches is to enable those who are far from Christ to be reconciled to him, and that CPAS could help resource churches to that end.

Christian witness today can feel like an uphill challenge since the narratives of contemporary culture often appear to be out of step with those of Scripture. Yet the gospel remains good news for all people.

CPAS continues its calling to work with churches and leaders to help them share the gospel afresh in each generation. Our current ministry involves the oversight of Venture and Falcon holidays, appointing evangelical clergy to our patronage parishes, and training, resourcing and supporting leaders for mission and evangelism.

Looking towards 2025, our prayer and aspiration as a mission agency is to see:

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The focus of our contribution to this will be:

  • Galvanising our patronage incumbents to focus their churches increasingly on evangelism.
  • Equipping and resourcing ministers and focal leaders to lead churches to be more effective in evangelism. 
  • Exploring ways to resource churches to help Christians be courageous in sharing their faith.
  • Enabling children to explore life with Jesus through School Ventures.

Thank you for standing with us as we seek to help churches across our nations reach men, women and children with the gospel. 


For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost​. Luke 19:10