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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

South America



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
31/12/2017 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
31/12/2010 24/12/2010 $4,645,021 $4,553,894
31/12/2009 16/12/2009 $4,437,000 $4,354,000
31/12/2008 - - - - Exemption

Officer Details


Officer Name Position Effective Date
Jenny Dawson Board Member 17/09/2016
David Fielding Board Member 28/01/2016
Graham French Board Member 28/01/2016
David Culverhouse Board Member 19/09/2015
Prince Devanandan Board Member 30/11/2013
Sally Russell Board Member 30/11/2013
Jenny Smith Board Member 28/02/2013
Alison MacColl Chair Board Member 28/09/2012
John Caldwell Board member 28/09/2012
Jillian Ruth Hawkey Board Member 8/09/2011

Past Officers

Officer Name Position Past Since
Lyndsay Jacob Board Member 17/09/2016
Trevor Graeme Nicholas Board Member 17/09/2016
Norman John West Board Member 21/11/2015
Robert Kereopa Board Member 19/09/2015
Lynette Ellen Jackson Board member 18/12/2013
Brian Harold Turner Board Member 1/10/2013
Margaret Joan Wallace Board Member 1/10/2013
Fiona Jane Urquhart Brooker Finance & Compliance Co-ordinator 31/05/2013
Vicki Anne Conradson Board member 26/04/2012
Geoffrey Stewart King Board Member 3/08/2011

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)
14/10/2011 NOC010
24/12/2010 AR003
2/03/2010 NOC008
16/12/2009 AR002
1/10/2009 NOC007
21/07/2009 NOC006
9/06/2009 NOC005
18/03/2009 NOC004
10/12/2008 NOC003
1/09/2008 NOC002

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