The 1698 Club

The work SPCK does, for example in prisons and in schools, is such a blessing. Being able to put our faith in front of people all over the world, with the best and most marvellous authors and contributors, that’s priceless. The team have brilliant ideas and a real enthusiasm for embracing the best of the past, present and future, and it has been a pleasure to get to know them. 1698 Club member

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Are you looking for a way to put your faith into action? Do you want to support a Christian charity in the UK? Are you impressed by the work that we do in publishing, prisoners and schools?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the 1698 Club is for you! Named after the year in which we were founded by Thomas Bray, the 1698 Club is perfect for people who want to give to a Christian charity at a higher level.

How much should I give?

There are three tiers of the 1698 Club.

1698 Club Members support us at least £600 per year (or £50 per month)

1698 Club Patrons give at least £1200 per year (or £100 per month)

1698 Club Founders give at least £1698 per year (£141.50 per month), which, including gift aid, amounts to annual support of over £2000!

Why the 1698 Club?

Members of SPCK receive:

  • free access to SPCK’s library app*;
  • a £10 voucher to spend on our website;
  • a vote at our Annual General Meeting;
  • invitations to SPCK events such as book launches and our Founder’s Day celebration;
  • and regular updates on our work.

As a member of the 1698 Club you will enjoy a closer relationship to SPCK staff and trustees and develop a deeper connection to our work.

All members of the 1698 Club are invited to the Annual 1698 Club Dinner. Last year , we held this event at Jesus College, Cambridge and in 2019, we are visiting St. John’s College, Durham. It involves a sumptuous dinner, a reflective Evensong service and an engaging lecture by one of SPCK’s authors. It’s also an excellent opportunity to meet like-minded people, who are committed to promoting Christian knowledge!

In addition, 1698 Club Founders receive an SPCK book of their choice, signed by the author.

Finally, 1698 Club Patrons gather each year at the CEO’s Annual 1698 Club Consultation over afternoon tea in a London hotel. You can let Sam know exactly what you love about SPCK, and where you want to see changes. This is your opportunity to shape and sustain our mission for the years ahead.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic chance to support a Christian charity and make a real difference every day!

You can join the 1698 Club by setting up a direct debit for your chosen amount or make a one-off payment! We would love to welcome you to SPCK’s 1698 Club!


Not ready for this sort of commitment? No problem! Just click here to revisit the benefits of SPCK membership and sign up for only £60 per year.

Or perhaps you need more information? Contact with your query and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We are always happy to meet prospective donors and want to help you contribute to SPCK in a way that is unique to you. Just get in touch to arrange coffee or lunch.

THE SMALL PRINT – SPCK LIBRARY APP *For licensing reasons, some of our titles are not available as e-books and will therefore not be available on the app. The app works only on mobile devices. SPCK complies with all applicable data protection law. Furthermore, we will not sell your information to, or share it with, any other organization other than our technical partners who provide this service. By signing up to and using this service, you are providing SPCK and our technical partners with personal data. You are agreeing that SPCK and its subsidiaries may (a) store your personal data securely on our IT systems and those of our technical partners; (b) contact you by email, post, SMS or telephone with updates relating directly to this service and to SPCK’s wider work. In doing so, we will always provide you with an opportunity to opt out of such communications; (c) process your personal data in such a way as to make our service provision to you and communications with you as effective as possible. For our full privacy policy, see

To find out how you can join The 1698 Club, get in touch today.