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ACN UK National Director Neville Kyrke-Smith. Photo: Aid to the Church in Need

ACN UK National Director Neville Kyrke-Smith

Aid to the Church in Need UK was officially founded by Trust Deed in 1973. It operates under Memorandum & Articles of Association, which were revised 24 October 2013 and registered with the Charity Commission (Charity No 1097984) and Companies House (Company No 4747984) in line with the international Statutes of the International Pontifical Foundation. The charity is registered in Scotland (SCO40748).

The Objects of the Charity are to (Memorandum Article 3):

(i) advance the Christian religion in such ways that are charitable in law by supporting and promoting the Church, especially in countries where Christians are suffering persecution or discrimination and

(ii) further the other charitable work of the Church in such ways that are charitable in law by providing practical assistance and pastoral care for persons in need, especially those who are living in, or are refugees from, such countries

Charity Officers:

The following are Directors and Trustees of Aid to the Church in Need UK:

Mr Graham Hutton (National President)
Archduke Philipp Habsburg
Mrs Lisa Simpson
Mr Paul Marsden 
Lord David Alton of Liverpool
Canon Christopher Tuckwell

The following are Directors of Aid to the Church in Need Trading Limited:

Mr Graham Hutton (Chairman)

Mr Patrick Heren (Company Director)

Mr Paul Marsden 

Chaplain (National Ecclesiastical Assistant):

Fr Dominic Robinson, S.J.

Aid to the Church in Need staff include:

Mr Neville Kyrke-Smith (National Director) (Company Secretary)

Mrs Christine Kennedy (PA to the National Director)

Mrs Portia Borrett (Head of HR & Office Manager)
Mrs Patricia Hatton(Head of Fundraising & Marketing)
Mr Simon Sheldon (Head of Finance)

Ms Lorraine McMahon (Head of Operations in Scotland)
Dr Caroline Hull (North West Manager)

Mr John Pontifex (Head of Press & Information)
Mrs Colette Willers (ACN Trading Manager)
Mr Steve Rumbles (ICT Manager)
Mrs Vida Evans (Direct Marketing Manager)
Mr Anthony Grant (Digital Media Manager)

To contact any of the above please visit the Contact Us page of this website.

Audited accounts for ACN can be found on the Charity Commission's website (search on charity number: 1097984 to find ACN).

Last updated: January 2016