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Charity Summary

Charity Details

Christian World Service

Registration details

June 30

Address for service

PO Box 22652
15 Halkett Street
Christchurch Central

Charity's other details

03 3669274
03 3652919


Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu


South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Zimbabwe

South America



East Timor, India, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Philippines, Syria, Turkey

Purpose & Structure

Charitable Purpose

Christian World Service (CWS) is the development, justice and aid agency of partner Churches in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Partner Churches are Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia, Methodist Church of New Zealand, PresbyterianChurch of Aotearoa New Zealand, Religious Society of Friends and Christian Churches New Zealand. We work to end poverty and injustice throughout the world by supporting communities working for better lives and livelihoods, providing humanitarian relief in times of disaster, and campaigning against the causes of global poverty. We respond to people's need regardless of race or religion.

Note: The main sectors, activities and beneficiaries are bolded.

Makes grants to organisations (including schools or other charities)

Provides advice / information / advocacy

International activities

Education / training / research, Community development, Emergency / disaster relief, Fund-raising

Other (please state)

(Poor Communities), Children / young people, Other charities, Family / whanau

Entity Structure

The business and operation of CWS are governed by the CWS Board which maintains an overview of the organisation and is responsible for approving all policies, strategic plan, annual plan, and annual accounts and for employing staff. The Board consists of up to five persons from partner churches, one person nominated by the Supporter's Council, 3 persons chosen for their skills and expertise. please refer to Annual accounts entity information for more details.

Annual Returns

Annual Returns are due within 6 months of a charity’s balance date (financial year-end), or a longer period if an extension has been granted.


This charity has been granted an exemption from filing an annual return by 31 December 2008 under Section 43 of the Charities Act 2005. The first annual return is due by 31 December 2009.

Due Date Date Submitted Total Income Total Expenditure Financial Statements Annual Return Summary
31/12/2020 - - - - To be filed
31/12/2019 20/11/2019 $1,320,046 $1,692,720
31/12/2018 28/11/2018 $2,151,237 $1,834,688
31/12/2017 6/12/2017 $1,666,458 $1,708,110
31/12/2016 16/11/2016 $1,939,464 $1,862,225
31/12/2015 5/11/2015 $1,747,911 $1,632,201
31/12/2014 12/12/2014 $1,783,389 $1,613,268
31/12/2013 19/12/2013 $1,347,763 $1,473,938
31/12/2012 20/12/2012 $1,507,971 $1,774,027
31/12/2011 28/11/2011 $1,771,266 $2,126,280

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Jonathan Florence Fletcher Board member 16/03/2019
Claire Hart Chair Board Member 1/07/2017
Ian Lothian Board Member 1/07/2017
Tara Tautari Board Member 1/07/2017
Sally Russell Board Member 30/11/2013
Jenny Smith Board Member 28/02/2013
Jillian Ruth Hawkey Board Member 8/09/2011
Pauline Florence McKay National Director 2/02/2009

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
David Fielding Board Member 19/03/2019
Jenny Dawson Board Member 1/12/2018
David Culverhouse Board Member 23/11/2018
Graham French Board Member 14/08/2018
John Caldwell Board member 19/07/2018
Alison MacColl Board Member 1/07/2017
Prince Devanandan Board Member 1/07/2017
Lyndsay Jacob Board Member 17/09/2016
Trevor Graeme Nicholas Board Member 17/09/2016
Norman John West Board Member 21/11/2015

Charity Updates

Here is a list of all the details changed by the charity, for example adding or removing officers, amending rules, changing balance dates or updating address details.
Date Created Reference View Summary (.pdf <1MB)
24/09/2019 NOC022
7/02/2019 NOC021
20/02/2014 NOC017
19/12/2013 NOC016
25/10/2012 NOC013
27/03/2012 NOC012
7/12/2011 NOC011
28/11/2011 AR004
14/10/2011 NOC010
24/12/2010 AR003

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