On and Off Duty
- Issue 1047 Sept 2018
- Issue 1046 August 2018
- Issue 1045 July 2018
- Issue 1044 June 2018
- Issue 1043 May 2018
It was a real privilege to attend the 2018 Holiday Bible Week, based in the beautiful coastal town of Portrush. This event, which has been held annually since the 1950s, provided a great opportunity to join together in fellowship, with morning and evening worship sessions alongside a range of daily activities for both children and adults. The CPANI team had worked so hard to plan and deliver this year’s programme.
Together with other CPA leaders, it was a great privilege to represent the Christian Police Association at the wedding of CPA Regional Coordinator Mike Quinnell to his wife Liz Martin. Liz had been warmly welcomed into the CPA family when she had joined Mike at our National Conference in Northern Ireland in April 2018.
The happy event took place on Saturday 7th July at Stockton Baptist Church. The sun did [literally] shine on this wedding all day. A favourite CPA hymn In
Christ Alone by Stuart Townend reminded us all that Mike Quinnell is such a faithful servant of GOD and our Mission in the CPA
BAWP is the only national organisation to embrace women of all ranks and grades within the Police Service. Their mission is to ensure that those women are heard and work toward gender equity in policing.
The Association was founded in 1987, and is the only organisation in the UK to draw members from all ranks and grades of the police service, both male and female, and associated organisations.
We are so grateful to everyone across the UK who took part in National Day of Prayer for the Police (NDPP) on 10th May.
Across the UK, the CPA took part in a 24 hour prayer vigil, where CPA members, friends and community partners joined together to pray for the police. In addition, there was extensive social media coverage across the whole 24 hour period. Over 50,000 people engaged with NDPP through Facebook and Twitter during the event.
We are so grateful to Christian Police Association Northern Ireland (CPANI) for hosting this year’s conference which was held in the beautiful coastal town of Portrush from 20th to 22nd April. Delegates from across the United Kingdom were joined by a team from the International Christian Police Fellowship. Interest in this year’s conference was so high that that the main conference venue was fully booked and numerous other local hospitality lodgings provided additional delegate accommodation.
Reports & Forms
Part of our vision is to see ‘an active and growing Branch of CPA in every Police Service in the UK’. Let us pray particularly where Forces have no active Branch, indicated in red and especially where there is no single point of contact (SPOC). Print, and pray every day!
Jesus said, ‘Could you not keep watch for one hour?’ Paul said, ‘I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for … all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour’ (1 Tim. 2:1-2)
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our Annual Report for 2018. I continued to be inspired by the Mission and Vision of Catherine Gurney, who founded the Christian Police Association in 1883. The enthusiasm and energy of our nationwide network of volunteer leaders, trustees, CPA members, friends and community partners is amazing! This network covers the majority of Police Service areas across the United Kingdom. Our volunteers are supported by a small paid team, and we all work tirelessly to progress the mission and vision of the CPA. Together, we continue to encourage and support our members nationwide.
2017 was a period of sustained and exciting growth for our charity in both numbers of branches and members. We are so blessed that our charity operates across the majority of Police Service areas across the United Kingdom and I trust this annual report will give you valuable insight into some of the work we do.
Shop & Other
It was always the practice, in the early days of the Christian Police Association to hold the annual gathering at Exeter Hall in the Strand, London. Many well-known speakers were invited to participate, among them the famous Baptist preacher C. H. Spurgeon. He spoke to CPA on more than one occasion but his first visit was in 1890 when he gave as his title ‘Why should a policeman be a true Christian?’ As the Gurney family business was shorthand writing, it is hardly surprising that such talks were fully recorded and many appeared in the CPA magazine. The message that follows appeared in the On and Off Duty magazine for June 1890.