The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, renews his patronage.

“It’s a great privilege to continue as a patron of the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust who are doing enormously important work, helping thousands of Londoners living in poverty to increase their income, reduce their debt and have access to decent housing." Justin Welby, The Archbishop of Canterbury, on renewing his patronage with Zacchaeus 2000 Trust.

We are delighted that the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has renewed his patronage with the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust for another three years. As a small charity with a huge ambition for a London free from poverty, we benefit enormously from the Archbishop’s support and commitment to our work and achievements.

The Archbishop has a strong commitment to supporting those who have least access to power in securing social and economic justice, and to championing those working with communities to make a difference.

Archbishop Justin Welby said:

“It’s a great privilege to continue as a patron of the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust who are doing enormously important work, helping thousands of Londoners living in poverty to increase their income, reduce their debt and have access to decent housing. The biblical story of Zacchaeus shows what it means to recognise Jesus – and to act on his call to be generous with others, especially those who have the least.”

Photo Credit: Jonty Herman/Lambeth Palace

Zacchaeus 2000 Trust is the name given to us by our founders, who were Christian activists opposed to the introduction of the Poll Tax and its impact on the poorest. We serve London’s diverse communities, and our clients and staff are from many faiths or no faith.

We continue to draw attention to the stark realities of people on low income who are living in poverty and we work to change the mindset and actions of those in positions of power.

In 2019 we continue to combine our policy work with our casework to campaign for a fairer social security system that works as a safety net and a tool for people to move on in life.

We look forward to continuing to engage all our patrons in our work.

 

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