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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.

For more about our wider services explore the new section of our website here.

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 magazine Inspire.

Inspire Magazine

Just some of the many organisations we work with:

Hope together
Church of England
"LWPT"
The Good Book
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
Kingdom Bank

Who we are

CPO is a registered charity and company based in Worthing and Brighton. Chief Executive Alan Hare, 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 knowledgeable 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 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
    Partnership Relations Manager
    Abi Bainbridge
    Partnership Relations Manager

    Abi joined the CPO team in 2014 straight after graduating with a First in Product Design from Sussex. Abi cares passionately about equipping the church for excellent communication, and enjoys developing partnerships. She has a reputation in her Brighton church as the very best babysitter, and loves a bit of a Disney sing-a-long.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.