UK Board

World Outreach International UK Constitution

The World Outreach Trust was founded in the UK in March 1969 in Dorchester and an application was made to the Charity Commission for recognition as a Charitable Trust.

On 1st January 1970, World Outreach was registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity No 258378), address 28 Trinity Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EH with the objectives:

  • to propagate by all means and avenues possible, throughout the world, the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • to send missionaries.
  • to employ workers in different countries where the society is and will operate.
  • to establish orphanages and care for orphans.
  • to establish bible schools and any other projects considered necessary for the promotion of the gospel.
  • to advance the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ by the promotion of radio, television and literature projects, and by the production of books, tracts, magazines, and other such literature, tape recordings, records, films, radio and television programmes.

To respond to changes in the UK in the 21st century, on 18th July 2003 World Outreach was incorporated as a Company limited by guarantee (Company No 04837413), registered address 62 Harcourt Drive, Earley, Reading, RG6 5TJ, and re-registered on 18th December 2003 with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity No 1101264) with the objectives:

  • the advancement of the Christian Faith.
  • the relief of persons who are in conditions of need, hardship, or distress, or who are aged or sick.

Although these statements are more succinct, they remain consistent with the original objectives of the mission.

It is necessary to clarify that the trust does not make grants or loans available to individuals not already connected to the mission. This is because every mission project and mission partner is thoroughly vetted by World Outreach International, and incoming funds are, almost always, already designated by the donor to projects and ministries to which World Outreach has already committed.

The UK Board

Jon Hitchen – Operations Manager
based in Chester


Jon Hitchen - Operations Manager
Mike Cross – Company Secretary and Director
based in Reading


Mike Cross - Director
John Ball – Director
based in Market Harborough


John Ball - Director
Rev John Elliott – Director
and International Director of World Outreach
based in Singapore


John Elliott - Director
Patrick Gale – Director
based in Abingdon


Patrick Gale - Director
Patricia Halls – Director
based in Stafford


Claud Werdal – Director
based in Newbury


Claud Werdal - Director
Benj Street – Director
based in Loughbrough


Benj Street - Director

The National UK Office

Contact details for the main office are:

World Outreach
BM Box 5265

tel: 0203 642 4873