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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.


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
The Good Book
The Boys' Brigade
The Plain Truth
Evangelical Alliance
Church 123
Messy Church
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.

What people say about us:

Chief Executive (CEO):

Laura Treneer, CEO
Laura Treneer

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.