PACT was founded by the Bishop of Oxford in 1911 and is proud of its roots in the Christian church. We welcome the opportunity to work with churches of all faiths to help support our work with vulnerable families, women and children. If your church is interested in partnering with PACT to support our fundraising efforts, please contact our Fundraising team.

We also offer churches the opportunity to support our work finding loving, permanent families for children waiting in care. If your church could consider inviting a PACT staff member to come and talk about adoption as a path to parenthood, please get in touch with our Events team. You can find out more about our work with families of faith here.

We have worked with many churches over the years and we are incredibly grateful to the numerous congregations and church members who have supported our work.

Here are some of the churches that have supported PACT

All Saints Church Wokingham 

All Saints Church Wokingham has worked closely with PACT to help us to recruit adoptive families. They displayed posters and leaflets, included a PACT article in their service book and parish magazine, as well as hosted a talk by a PACT expert. 

All Saints Wokingham have given generously to PACT both in terms of donating funds to support local vulnerable families and also by attending special events such as the therapy room launch in Reading and the royal visit to celebrate over 100 years of PACT. Members of All Saints Wokingham also say a daily prayer for PACT. 

Reading Minster

Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin has supported PACT for several years, providing a space to hold events which celebrate our community and raise money for those using our services. The Minster has hosted our annual International Women’s Day service several times, both in person and as a virtual event while Covid restrictions were in place, and will host our Christmas carol concert as well.

Reverend Judith Sumner, Reading Minster’s Associate Minister, is one of PACT’s trustees and has been instrumental to the success of our joint work. Reverend Sumner said: “It is always a privilege and a pleasure to support the vital work you are doing. PACT’s work makes such a difference to so many, both for those looking to build new families and those needing support following trauma and abuse. In all you do, PACT, you offer continuity of care and compassion and in that, the hope shines through for so many futures. We look forward to being a part of that hope and future in our continued work with you.”

St Luke’s, Maidenhead 

St Luke’s is closely connected to PACT. Rev Sally Lynch, Vicar of St Luke’s, said: “St Luke’s is proud to support PACT through volunteering, giving and activities within our parish community. I would encourage other Churches to become a PACT Parish.” 

The Beaconsfield Team Ministry 

The Beaconsfield Team Ministry is made up of the Churches of St Mary & All Saints, St Thomas’s and St Michael’s & All Angels. 

Rev Jeremy Holder, Vicar of St Mary and All Saints, said: “We are very proud to support PACT as part of our charitable giving programme. Our congregation are keen to support a cause that benefits the local community and is strongly aligned to our giving criteria including having Christian foundation and accountability. I know from personal experiences the value of post-adoption support and how this can often help to prevent a placement breaking down which can be traumatic for both the child and the parents. We would encourage other churches to join PACT Parishes and together help more children to thrive in loving and stable families.” 

St Peter’s, Didcot 

St Peter’s is a longstanding supporter of PACT. The church holds charity quiz nights for PACT, include PACT stories in their newsletter to raise awareness of the work we do, and remembers us in their prayers and services. 

For St Peter’s, supporting PACT through prayer, giving and volunteering is a way for the parish to serve their local community in line with their Christian values and faith. Being a PACT supporter ensures that St Peter’s is informed about developments in PACT projects and about how their support is making a difference to local children and families. 

All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay 

The Priest-in-Charge of All Saints’ Church, Sutton Courtenay, Rev Helen Kendrick, and her husband, Christopher, adopted two children with PACT in 2009 so the parish has experienced at first hand the amazing work that PACT does through its adoption services. 

Rev Helen said:  “Over Christmas 2012 the Church raised £684 from carol singing around the village and from the annual Torchlight Procession held on Christmas Eve where hundreds of people process through the village and gather around a bonfire in the Churchyard to sing Christmas Carols.”  

All Saints Ascot 

PACT has benefitted hugely from the support of All Saints Ascot. The church has kindly donated to PACT for several years following their gift service. All Saints Ascot has also joined PACT in the mission to help recruit permanent loving homes for the thousands of children currently in care. 

About Christian adoption

PACT has a long history of working with families interested in Christian adoption and has partnered with Home for Good to encourage more Christian families and those who attend church to think about growing their family through adoption. Home for Good is not an adoption agency, but works with PACT to make sure that Christian prospective adopters are able to explore how their faith informs their lives and motivation to adopt and to ensure that value and respect is central to this process. Recommended by Home for Good and considered ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, PACT is committed to providing a faith-friendly service and offers fantastic post-adoption support, for life. Find out more about our work with Christian adopters by clicking below.

See our families of faith page

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“She may be disabled and she may be adopted, but that is all just one part of who she is. She is my family and we are hers.”  – Adoptive parent

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