ISPCK's travel through three centuries has been an inspiring saga of challenge and change. The story began way back in 1710 when the Germans, Danish Lutherans and British Anglicans got together to establish the SPCK in South India. Since then the SPCK has traversed through a long and rewarding journey of Indianisation and diversification and moved towards a transformational change from a single mission society to one of India's largest multi ministry Christian communications organisation. This spectacular transformation is manifest not only in the strategic expansion of its footprint, in range, scale and scope of ISPCK ministries today. The Society has made a large contribution to the Indian social and spiritual fabric through multi-dimensional efforts in creating spiritual and societal capital which is showcased here for your indulgence and engagement
There are four other members of the SPCK family. All are autonomous, but share the same mission statement and work together where possible:
SPCK is Britain's longest-established Christian mission agency, founded in 1698. It is dedicated to communicating the Christian faith through its own publishing programme, and making grants to support theological education and Christian communications project in the developing world.
Website: www.spck.org.uk(General Secretary and CEO)
36 Causton Street
Although it only joined the SPCK family in 1996, APCK (the Association for Promoting Christian Knowledge) has been active in Ireland since 1792. It is linked to the church of Ireland but independent from it. APCK acts as a publisher for the Church of Ireland, and produces a small number of new books and pamphlets each year as well as the Churches Book of Common Prayer and other liturgical publication.
APCK has bookshops in Dublin and Belfast, the latter having recently been expanded and relocated. A mail order service also operates to all parts of Ireland.
Lay Honorary Secretary,
Address: Church of Ireland House,
Rathmines, Dublin 6,
Republic of Ireland
Established in 1976, SPCKA has also focused primarily on raising funds to support a grants programme. In recent years close links have developed with the Australian Christian Literature Society, an organisation with similar aims but drawing its support from slightly different constituency. Indeed at present General Secretary of SPCKA is also the General Director of ACLS.
Michael Collie (National Director)
Post Box 198, Forest Hill,
SPCK-USA was established in 1983 to raise money and support its own grant programme mirroring that of SPCK itself. Based at the University of the South in Sewanee, it raises some $2,50,000 per annum and supports both projects generated by itself and others identified and monitored by SPCK, London. One of SPCK/USAs major initiative has been the development of the Adopt-a-seminar Scheme,
whereby donated second hand technology books are carefully selected and offered to theological colleges and seminars throughout the world.
Patti Joy Posan, Administrative Director
PO Box 879 Sewanee,