Charities have to operate within a legal framework and are regulated by the Charity Commission. Most churches are also charities and therefore it's crucial to understand what the law says and ensure the various requirements are fulfilled. Charities have to state their key objectives, and following a long process of discussion and interaction with the Charity Commission it is now accepted that the advancement of religion for public benefit is accepted as a charity objective. While we're not in a place to offer detailed legal advice relating to charities law we will provide information and updates about any proposed changes or when key decisions are taken.
For more information about charities, and in particular the advancement of religion for the public benefit please read this document.