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.FIND OUT MORE
Prayers – getting started
Posture & Place
“No pain, no gain” may be an appropriate motto for a workout at the gym, but it’s not the right approach to prayer. We pray most easily and effectively when we are comfortable – but not so relaxed that we fall asleep. For many people, the best posture is to sit in an upright chair with legs uncrossed, the soles of the feet flat on the floor, hands resting in the lap, palms facing upwards, and eyes closed. Clearly, this won’t be appropriate if you “take your moment” whilst cycling or walking! For others, kneeling is the chosen posture for prayer, or sitting on the floor.
For some, it will be helpful to always pray in the same location – perhaps a quiet room at home, or in a garden, a park or a church. Try different locations to see which is best for you. For others, the location may be unimportant.
SPCK is the oldest Anglican mission agency. We have been promoting Christian knowledge since 1698.
SPCK's Patron is Her Majesty the Queen.
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.
Find out more about our trustees.
For historical reasons, SPCK administers a number of grant-making trusts.
Read some fantastic stories about how people came to be involved with the Society.
SPCK is a UK registered charity (number 231144). It is incorporated under a Royal Charter granted in 1969. Our Patron is Her Majesty the Queen. The Archbishop of Canterbury is President of the Society.
As a "voluntary society", SPCK has subscribing members who elect a Governing Body of trustees from amongst their number. In addition the Governing Body may co-opt up to six Vice-Presidents of the Society. Vice-Presidents are elected at Annual General Meetings of the Society, but any Anglican bishop who is a subscribing member is ex officio a Vice-President of SPCK.