Church Army Partners with Premier

Together we are speaking hope into our nation

Living in a nation where more than a quarter of young people aged 16-25 feel that they will fail in life, there has never been a more important time to share the hope we have in Jesus.

At Church Army, we stand alongside those who feel disconnected, fearful, and forgotten. 

  • Half of teenagers say violence or fear of violence affects their livesi 
  • Rates of young people experiencing a mental health issue has more than doubled between 2017 and 2022ii 
  • Nearly four million people feel lonely all or most of the timeiii 

And so we go:

We place trained Church Army Evangelists into these communities to help them see there is hope. In the most deprived areas of the UK and Ireland, we support people facing homelessness, addiction, self-harm, loneliness, knife crime, and poverty. 

We are delighted to announce this partnership with Premier as its Charity of the Year to support our mission in reaching those who feel unseen through isolation, hardship, and neglect. 

Premier shares our commitment and dedication to turning faith into action, transforming lives by bringing the hope and light of Jesus to those lost in darkness.

Though they may feel far from God, we believe He sees us, He loves us, He is always there.  

‘She gave this name to the LORD who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”’  – Genesis 16:13 

Will we be a church who sees?

“Your support is vital for Church Army to reach those who feel lost in the shadows and help them see a future filled with hope,” says Peter Rouch, CEO, Church Army. 

“We are dedicated in our mission to connect with those who feel invisible. I am delighted that Premier has chosen to partner with us as their charity for the year. Through this collaboration, and with your support, we aim to bring light to those who feel unseen. 

“The need for the work of Church Army is increasing every day as our society becomes more fractured and growing numbers of people feel hopeless and broken. But every time I step foot in one of our projects, or I speak to one of our evangelists, I am filled with faith that God is working through us, reaching people in their pain, meeting them where they are.” 

In their need and suffering, Church Army carries God’s love to those who need it most. 

Established in 1882, our work is built on the legacy of our founder Wilson Carlile, empowering ordinary Christians to spread the Gospel through words and actions. 

Through this partnership we hope the Church will join us in our mission to reach more than 42,000 people in their moment of need and share the hope that is in Jesus. 

i Youth Endowment Fund – Children, violence and vulnerability report 2023 

ii Mental Health of Children and Young People in England 2022 – wave 3