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Belfast/St Peter and St James/Connor/Church of Ireland

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    Received: on time

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Charity no. 101020 Date registered. 23/10/2014

Public benefits

Statement of Public Benefit Purpose 1 The expression of the precepts of the Christian religion through engagement with the general public, and in particular with the disadvantaged, the sick, the elderly and the young is a public benefit. This can be measured and evidenced through increased social integration and pastoral care delivered at the

point of need. The direct benefit of participation in Church life includes the enjoyment of public worship and the giving and receiving of pastoral ministry, improved understanding of the values relating to civic engagement, community cohesion and providing a bridge between diverse groups as well as improved educational outcomes through the Church’s ministry of teaching. The beneficiaries are the general public, and the public valuation of the benefits can be evidenced through attendance at public worship, participation in Church governance and willingness to support through contributions the continuing witness of the Church. The wider benefit to the public will outweigh any detriment arising in the course of Christian outreach. Any private benefit arising out of the fulfilment of our Christian ministry or to lay staff is essential to the fulfilment of the purpose of the advancement of religion. No Trustee receives remuneration, reward or other private benefit for carrying out their Trustee responsibility. Purpose 2 The direct benefits flowing from this purpose include the provision of archive records, public enjoyment of cultural and historic buildings and artefacts such as church plate, furnishings and materials as well as an overall improved appreciation of longstanding Christian heritage. This is demonstrated through on-going provision of access to records and the use made of these records in, for example, research and genealogy, through conservation efforts in respect of records, property and artefacts and the subsequent and continued requests for access and use of our materials by wider society. There is no harm arising from the purpose. The beneficiaries are the general public. No private benefit is received by trustees fulfilling their trustee responsibilities in respect of these records, buildings or artefacts, but in the course of conservation and to make these accessible to the public, the engagement of professional staff and services is essential but incidental to the fulfilment of the purpose.

What your organisation does

All the functions of the parish relate to the advancement of religions through holding regular worship and communicating with and caring for parishioners and others in our community.

The charity’s classifications

  • The advancement of religion
  • The advancement of human rights, conflict resolution or reconciliation or the promotion of religious or racial harmony or equality and diversity
  • The relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage

Who the charity helps

  • General public

How the charity works

  • Religious activities

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2023

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2022

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charity accounts & reports for financial year end 31 December 2021

Independent examiners report Charity accounts Trustee annual report

Charitable purposes

The principal function is to support the advancement of the Christian religion by promoting through the work of the Parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical. Being open to and engaging with society as a whole and offering support for those needing help is fundamental to the practical delivery of the tenets of Christianity. As a result of activity in pursuit of the advancement of the Christian religion, the Parish has custody of a large body of records, materials and artefacts of significance to the cultural heritage, the maintenance of which is undertaken by the Parish as a secondary charitable purpose.

Governing document


Other name

  • 18 Trustees
  • 5 Employees
  • 50 Volunteers

Contact details

Public address

  • Brian Lacey, St Peter's Rectory, 17 Waterloo Park South, Belfast, BT15 5HX

Trustee board

Rev Brian Lacey Bsc Bth
Ms Daphne Mcclements
Mr Victor Davis Ba Acis
Mr Noel Cunningham Beattie
Mr David Howard Alexander Cromie
Mrs Ashlee Tracey Mccune
Mr Quintin Mulligan
Mrs Yvonne Crozier
Mr Matthew Lambert
Miss Sarah Mccusker
Jill Bradley
Michael Moore
Mrs Clodagh Webb
Mrs Sandra Hutchman
Mrs Margaret Mckenna Black
Mr Jim Wilson
Mr Nigel David James Macauley
Dr Lisa Rachel Byrne

List of regions

  • Antrim And Newtownabbey Borough Council
  • Belfast City Council