Mission

SPCK is the mission agency which works through publishing.

Our mission is to promote Christian ideas and values; we do this by publishing, and supporting the publishing of, books and resources for people for people of all denominational and faith backgrounds.

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News

Bray Day 2017

A brief report on the Annual Bray Day Service

When Prayer Seems not to ‘Work’!

Category: Seeking God

Prayer does not always come easily!  Even if you are someone who has made a practice of prayer, you probably find that some days are more difficult than others.  This is normal; prayer waxes and wanes like the moon.  The difficulty in ‘getting through’ may last a long time.  The concept of the ‘Dark night of the soul’ is well known from spiritual books from many centuries ago.  It’s not always easy, it doesn’t always flow.

If it’s not working today, then try again later, and try again tomorrow.  Don’t lose the habit of ‘taking a minute.’  You’ll find that the habit of prayer will return, with all the benefits that accompany it.

 

Experimenting with a different way of praying may be a path to the recovery of your prayer life.  If silence is proving unproductive, try using a book of set prayers and vice versa.  Try using objects as Aids to Prayer if that isn’t part of your usual practice.

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History

SPCK History

History

SPCK is the oldest Anglican mission agency. We have been promoting Christian knowledge since 1698.

Patron

Queen Elizabeth II

Royal Patron

SPCK's Patron is Her Majesty the Queen.

Archives

SPCK Archives

Archives

On 8 March 1698, a group of five friends met at Lincoln's Inn to prepare for the departure of one of their number for America.

People

People

People

Find out more about our trustees.

Grants

Grants

Grants

For historical reasons, SPCK administers a number of grant-making trusts.

SPCK Stories

SPCK Stories

Stories

Read some fantastic stories about how people came to be involved with the Society.