Caring for Life Patronage

Caring For Life, more commonly known as CFL, is founded on very clear Christian beliefs. People often question what that actually means and how it affects the way they work. Caring For Life is a registered Christian charity (registration no. 519138) with the aim of sharing the love of Jesus with homeless or vulnerable people by providing accommodation, ongoing support, love and friendship, and when necessary, providing that care ‘for life’  Such care enables people to develop dignity and self-respect. Their motto is “Sharing the Love of Jesus.”

Twenty six years ago, Peter Parkinson, a Baptist minister in Leeds, and members of his congregation were faced with a challenge to their faith that would change lives forever. In 1986, several homeless young men started attending Leeds Reformed Baptist Church. This plunged some of the church members into a whole new form of outreach. They were challenged to follow Jesus’ example of reaching out to those in need. This is how Caring For Life began. A separate registered charity was formed and prayer letters were sent to a number of churches across the UK.
Countess of Wessex visiting Caring for Life in 2012

Caring for Life’s first acquaintance with The Countess of Wessex was when she visited them in May 2004 after her Charity, The Wessex Youth Trust, gave them an extremely generous gift which covered the cost of purchasing a new band saw, completing the refurbishment of their Woodwork shop. 

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