Christ Church Virginia Water’s support for Stephen Sizer

Christ Church Virginia Water (CCVW) stood by Stephen Sizer throughout his years of notoriety and provided significant support for his international activities outside the church. It has continued to do so since he stopped being its vicar.

Most of the following information is taken from the church’s annual accounts, which are publicly available on the Charity Commission website.

CCVW’s accounts for 2014 are available here. This extract from page 8 indicates that, during 2014, CCVW allocated £6,000 to support Stephen Sizer’s work overseas. (Click to enlarge.)

CCVW’S accounts for 2015 are available here. During 2015, CCVW again allocated £6,000 to support Stephen Sizer’s work overseas. (Click to enlarge.)

CCVW’s accounts for 2016 are available here. This extract from page 9 indicates that, during 2016, CCVW again allocated £6,000 to support Stephen Sizer’s work overseas. (Click to enlarge.)

Dr Sizer retired from parish ministry in April 2017. He subsequently  launched a new charity, initially called Peacemaker Mediators. CCVW was the venue for the launch event. Peacemaker Mediators was subsequently renamed Peacemaker Trust.

CCVW’s accounts for 2017 are available here. This extract, from page 24, indicates that, during 2017, Dr Sizer himself received £5,523 to support his work overseas, whilst a further £4,200 was granted to Peacemaker Mediators.

CCVW 2017 p24

CCVW accounts 2017 p24

Since then, CCVW has continued to provide financial support to Rev Sizer’s new charity.

CCVW’s accounts for 2018 are available here. This extract from page 24 indicates that CCVW gave £6,600 to Peacemaker Mediators during 2018, and also that a member of CCVW’s PCC is one of the charity’s trustees. (Click to enlarge.)

CCVW’s accounts for 2019 are available here. This extract from page 24 indicates that CCVW gave £5,250 to Peacemaker Mediators during 2019. The same PCC member remains a trustee. (Click to enlarge.)

CCVW accounts 2019

Peacemaker Trust is also supported in other ways by CCVW.

In March 2019, CCVW focused on Peacemaker Trust as its “Mission of the Month”. As well as receiving financial support, this means that Stephen Sizer’s charity is specifically represented by a member of CCVW’s “Mission Coordination Team” and is linked to one of the church’s “Home Groups”.

According to CCVW’s “Connection” magazine, Peacemaker Trust was again the church’s designated “Mission of the Month” for January 2020.

 

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