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Welcome to CPO

CPO (Christian Publishing & Outreach) was set up 60 years ago as a charity to serve the church in its communication and outreach. We are here to resource, equip and motivate local churches reach their communities with the good news of Jesus.

WHAT WE DO

We also provide a range of other services for both Christian and non-Christian customers, from fulfilment, dispatch and subscriptions, to editorial, design and print, as well as publishing our own magazines, Inspire and Woman Alive.

Inspire Magazine
Woman Alive

Just some of the many organisations we work with:

Hope together
Church of England
"LWPT"
The Good Book
The Boys' Brigade
The Plain Truth
Evangelical Alliance
Church 123
Messy Church
CWR
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Christianity Explored
Diocese of Chichester
Bible Reading Fellowship
Scripture Union
Life Words
Sailors' Society
Methodist Church
Diocese of Guildford
Big Church Day Out

Who we are

CPO is a registered charity and company based in Worthing and Brighton. Chief Executive Laura Treneer, the dedicated staff team and experienced Board of Trustees are all committed to serving the church in its communication and outreach.

We are a group of Christians who understand what ministries need, and are committed to working in partnership with others to better provide for the UK Church. Because we're here to serve the church, we like to find a way to make things happen and say 'yes'. Our in-house print, finishing, stock, despatch, mailing, fulfilment, digital, design, magazine and customer service teams are simply there to help you and your church.

We're passionate about what we do because it is important, so we look for innovative ways to meet the needs of churches and charities. We want to be realistic and transparent, to build positive relationships and focus on unity, partnership and spreading the Gospel. We're not about empire building - we're in it for the Kingdom.

We have provided print, distribution and fulfilment solutions for well-known charities, a whole range of ministries, missions, projects and schools. In all of these partnerships we want to go the extra mile, through dedicated and experienced people who share your values and your mission. 

For churches we want to be a one-stop shop for designs for posters, banners and outreach materials, evangelism resources and courses, with the the ability to customize online, websites, training and knowledgable advice on the phone. This frees up busy church leaders and volunteers to focus on how to use outreach materials, rather than spending time finding or designing them. It inspires them in their ministry, and equips them to communicate better. We listen to the needs of the Church and want to remain are in a position to help as quickly and effectively as possible.

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Meet some of the team

  • Paul Arkinstall
    Head of Production
    Paul Arkinstall
    Head of Production

    Paul started at CPO at a young age, and we now believe there is nothing he doesn’t know about print and paper! He gets huge satisfaction out of finding the right quote, format and spec for people’s needs, and also loves motor racing.

  • Abi Bainbridge
    Events & Marketing Manager
    Abi Bainbridge
    Events & Marketing Manager

    Abi is the name you’ll see on emails you receive from CPO. Abi and her team are experts at helping CPO, churches and organisations with social media, emails and websites. She came straight to CPO after graduating with a First in Product Design from Sussex, and cares passionately about equipping the church for excellent communication. She has a reputation in her Brighton church as the very best babysitter, and loves a bit of a Disney singalong.

  • Russ Bravo
    Editor
    Russ Bravo
    Editor

    Apart from running a comedy club and supporting Brighton and Hove Albion, Russ is our most experienced editor, taking care of Inspire magazine for 11 years, the Christian Herald newspaper before that, and the Funeral Services Journal. He looks after the Inspire website and social media, which share good news stories of God at work.

  • Sue Buckler
    Dispatch Team Leader
    Sue Buckler
    Dispatch Team Leader

    Sue and her team make sure every envelope, package and parcel gets out of our building at the right time, with the right contents, in the right way. Team motto: ‘We don’t hang about’. She plays her violin at church, and also with her band ‘Buckler’s Reel’ at a pub near you.

  • Peter Cowley
    Director of Finance & Resources
    Peter Cowley
    Director of Finance & Resources

    Peter is CPO’s Director of Finance and Resources. He felt called to work at CPO and joined in August 2017, bringing with him considerable experience from a career in corporate financial strategic planning and mergers. We are all in awe of his graphs and attention to detail. As well as leading the CPO finance team Peter is treasurer of his church in the village of Brockham, and supports Manchester City.

  • Stuart Dearsley
    Head of Customer Services
    Stuart Dearsley
    Head of Customer Services

    Stuart is our Head of Customer Service, and leads the friendly team who pick up the phone to answer questions, offer advice, take orders, and occasionally pray for people or churches. Stuart’s background is in operations, I.T and human resources. Stuart has been at CPO for 11 years, and supports Fulham.

  • Mark Langham
    Print & Finish Team Leader
    Mark Langham
    Print & Finish Team Leader

    Mark leads the team printing to order for churches on our excellent digital printers which he knows inside out. He makes sure resources are cut, folded, perforated and finished to perfection. He says his greatest desire when he joined CPO in 2000 was to help churches do what they do best, with resources they can confidently give out. His wife leads a church in Worthing, and together they have been leading Messy Church for many years.

  • Dan Nolloth
    Head of Design
    Dan Nolloth
    Head of Design

    Dan (A.K.A. Team Leader Jamie!) worked as a graphic designer in the education and charity sectors in London for five years. He has experience in branding and creating bespoke websites, puts together our catalogues for churches and looks after the website we run for the Church of England, the Church Print Hub. Dan loves being a dad to little Dylan.

  • Pauline Phillips
    Designer
    Pauline Phillips
    Designer

    One of CPO’s longest serving members of staff, Pauline has been helping churches with their overprint and artworking our magazines for over 25 years. Anyone who has met or corresponded with Pauline will agree that she is just absolutely lovely.

  • Piero Regnante
    Head of Design
    Piero Regnante
    Head of Design

    Piero started out as a designer in commercial studios, and came to CPO from Essential Christian, where he designed Spring Harvest’s branding. He is full of ideas to make things better and believes churches should have design of the highest quality. He leads worship at his church in Worthing, and works with a charity to help street children in India, Pursuit International.

  • Jo Swinney
    Director of Church Communications
    Jo Swinney
    Director of Church Communications

    Jo Swinney joined CPO in 2018 to lead our creative team, develop partnerships and ensure that we are providing great resources for churches. Previously she established and edited ‘Preach’ magazine, is author of number of Christian books, and an experienced trainer and speaker. Jo’s husband is a vicar, and she is passionate about serving the church.

  • Laura Treneer
    Chief Executive
    Laura Treneer
    Chief Executive

    Laura joined CPO in 2014 as Innovation Director to oversee development in CPO’s digital and design teams. Motivated by a passion to serve the Church across different denominations and see training and good resources put to good use, she draws off experience in marketing, fundraising, and the church her husband has led for the past 10 years. In 2016 Laura was commissioned to write a series of books on church communications for BRF, ‘Reach Out’.

Why we do it

Our Purpose

CPO creates, publishes and distributes resources and media to promote the Christian faith.

Our Vision

  • To make a national impact by equipping the Church to revitalise its communication.
  • To be the UK's leading developer and provider of innovative Christian resources and media.
  • To be a dynamic, flexible, proactive company committed to excellence and productive partnerships.

This is worked out in our mission to see every UK household receive a positive and professional invitation to church every year, and to resource and encourage churches so that they are motivated enough to deliver them.

Statement of Faith

We believe in...

  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons - the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God - fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God's image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgment.
  • The incarnation of God's eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ - born of the virgin Mary; truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers - given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgment, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.