BRF’s story began in 1922 when a vicar in Brixton, south London, introduced daily Bible readings to help his congregation ‘get a move on spiritually’. Since then his work has been built on and today our creative programmes and ministries impact thousands of lives and communities throughout the UK and other parts of the world. At the heart of our work is a desire to help every age group explore Christianity and with it their place in the world.
For almost a century we have been able to do amazing things thanks to the generosity of those that have supported us during their lifetime and through gifts in wills.
Legacies help fund the growth, development and sustainability of programmes like BRF’s Messy Church, Anna Chaplaincy and Barnabas in Schools. Messy Church is estimated to reach over 500,000 people each month. Approximately 30,000 primary-age children experience our Barnabas RE Days each year.
Gifts in wills don’t need to be huge to help us make a real difference. For every £1 BRF receives we invest 92p back into charitable activities. We realise that leaving a gift in your will is a big investment so you may want to read more about how we’re funded and where your money goes.
How your gift can help
Our five promises
You decide in your own time
We recognise that it’s your decision to make it in your own time
We respect your privacy
You don’t have to tell us what you decide
Your loved ones come first
We recognise that your loved ones come first
We value every gift
We will value every gift, small or large
Your gift will make a lasting difference
We will use your gift for significant projects with lasting impact