Want to make a difference? We are currently seeking a new Chair of the Finance Committee to join our Board

By Spurgeons | January 3, 2023
Do you have a passion to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and families? Spurgeons Children’s Charity is seeking a new Trustee and Chair of the Finance Committee (Designate) to join our current Board in bringing prayerful…

12 Days of Christmas campaign to provide support and advice for every family

By Spurgeons | November 14, 2022
Christmas will be particularly challenging for many of us this year due to the current economic crisis. Many parents will worry about managing their children’s expectations in the run-up to Christmas Day, or how to entertain little ones on a…
A view of a prison yard from behind bars

Training course to support children affected by the ‘Hidden Sentence’ of parental imprisonment

By Spurgeons | November 1, 2022
At HMP Winchester’s visitors centre, every day inside the prison walls presents challenges. ‘You can’t assume anything of the people coming in and what this visit means to them,’ says Caroline Feltham-King, a volunteer with Spurgeons’ Invisible Walls project. ‘Some…

A huge ”Thank You!” to Spurgeons supporters from our Young Carers

By Spurgeons | October 19, 2022
Through the amazing generosity of Spurgeons supporters, in July we were able to take 37 Spurgeons Young Carers to the annual Young Carers Festival – and what a time they had, as you can see from the event video their…

Remembering Spurgeons House Parent Rose

By Spurgeons | October 18, 2022
Old Scholar Hilary Salisbury has let us know that sadly her mother, Rose Beerensson, has passed away. Rose and her husband Ralph moved Birchington to become House Parents with Spurgeons in 1959. Hilary says, ‘They were in Brooklands House for…

New online multimedia exhibition encourages dads to get creative behind bars

By Spurgeons | October 18, 2022
A new online exhibition showcases the work between fathers and Spurgeons colleagues who have been creating projects that benefit their children outside the walls of the prisons. The work has been made into an online exhibition, entitled ‘The Art of…

Old Scholars Reunion 2022

By Spurgeons | October 11, 2022
“Old Scholars” are those who formerly lived in Spurgeons Children’s Homes. On 18th June, the day before Charles Haddon Spurgeon’s birthday, we hosted a reunion of around 50 Old Scholars and 8 of their spouses at Kearns Hall, Birchington. Karen…

What are you thankful for? Prisons Week of Prayer 2022

By Spurgeons | October 9, 2022
9th October marks the start of Prisons Week of Prayer 2022. Spurgeons helps to create resources for this annual week of prayer which is supported by over thirty Christian organisations working in prisons and post-release.  What are you thankful for?…

A message from Spurgeons CEO Ian Soars to parents on supporting your child’s return to school

By Spurgeons | August 30, 2022
As children prepare to return to school next week, Spurgeons CEO Ian Soars shares how you can support your child with any concerns they have about walking through those school gates after their long summer break. Watch the short video…

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