Q: I’ve heard the brethren businesses don’t pay tax thereby giving them an unfair advantage over the competition?! A: No, all businesses owned by members of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church pay all taxes as required by law in the jurisdiction in which they operate.
Q. It appears from your new website that you’re now adopting the name of Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, why is this? A. We believe our historic name, Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, dating back to the early nineteenth century best articulates our relationship with the broader community and provides a consistent designation worldwide. The name Exclusive Brethren […]
Q. I’ve heard it said that brethren businesses are owned and/or controlled by the Church, is this correct? A. Not at all, all businesses of members of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church are owned by private individuals and have no financial, legal or controlling interest by the Church.
Melbourne, Australia, 2009 – Plymouth Brethren Christian Church members rally to raise over $3 Million for Bushfire victims.
Melbourne, Australia, 2009 – Plymouth Brethren Christian Church members rally to raise over $3 Million for Bushfire victims. On Saturday 7th February 2009, after a decade of severe drought conditions, a devastating Bushfire enveloped the rural communities in the hills on the northern and eastern outskirts of the Australian city of Melbourne, Victoria. The fires […]
Brethren swing into action for bushfire clean up Searing heat, strong gusting winds, tinder dry fuel and fire. The dreaded combination for an Australian bushfire. When devastating bushfires hit the Western Australian region of Kelmscott and Roleystone on Sunday 6th February 2011 they left behind a trail of destruction and despair. Not only were 71 homes destroyed and […]
On Tuesday the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church donated £5000.00 to Shooting Star CHASE in support of the excellent work they do. Mr Jeremy Payne, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Shooting Star CHASE was delighted to accept the generous donation presented by Church members Iain Cooper and his family from Surrey. Shooting Star CHASE is […]
Potters Crouch Firefighters refreshed by Plymouth Brethren October 2012 A massive fire in England has been burning for 11 days, with fire-fighters struggling for control. Church volunteers came to the rescue of the fire-fighters by feeding them while they battled the recycling centre blaze. A team from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church in Hemel Hempstead […]
November’s torrential rain brought some of the worst flooding to Somerset and the West Country for decades. It also brought out an enthusiastic, dedicated and much appreciated contribution from the Taunton and Torbay Rapid Response Teams (RRT). These teams set up by the Plymouth Brethren Church are staffed by fit and devoted Plymouth Brethren volunteers that are […]
The Plymouth Brethren communities in New Plymouth, Hawera and Wanganui, New Zealand, raised over $19,000 for the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust. This organisation provides valuable rescue operations in one of New Zealands most beautiful, and sometimes treacherous regions, including wild Mt Taranaki. The Rescue Trust was urgently needing funds to keep its helicopter and other services […]
Care of the aged and infirm is inherent in the Christian ethos. Hospitals, hospices and government health care are some of the benefits of a Christian country. As do many families wherever possible Plymouth Brethren prefer to keep elderly people in their own homes as this helps maintain independence and dignity whilst saving public money […]