The trust statement for the Thomas Clarkson Centre states that the centre may be used for:
a) Any ecclesiastical purpose affecting the parish;
b) Any purpose in connection with educational schemes for providing facilities for the spiritual moral and physical training of persons residing in or near the parish
In order to concur with the trust statement the PCC will give preference to groups who do one or more of the following: promote the Christian faith; enhance community; encourage stable married and family life; enable reconciliation; support carers; offer practical care to vulnerable, alien or minority groups; encourage care of the environment; promote fair trade; facilitate life-long learning; encourage positive creativity; promote physical and emotional health and well being.
In order to avoid confusion about what the church stands for, we do not feel that it is appropriate for the centre to be used for the celebration of acts of worship that are not Christ-centered, for the promulgation of teaching that is contrary to what the church maintains (as understood by the PCC and its representatives), nor for the promotion of specific political parties.
Updated 27 April 2010