Work with Dave! Support with enterprise

St Martin-in-the-Fields received a grant from the Archbishops Council's 'Strategic Development Funding' to support the development of HeartEdge. The award for £275k enables HeartEdge to develop and resource its growing network of partner churches funding resources to be developed for each of the 4 Cs (compassion, culture, commerce and congregation). These will be used by partner churches to develop their mission. A development team of four experienced practitioners will also be appointed to work with churches to develop and build dynamic, relevant activity related to the 4 Cs.

Work with Dave!

We're pleased Dave Nicholson - with a background in cooperatives and helping establish Food Pantries in the UK - has joined HeartEdge as the first member of the development team. Needing help and support with going commercial, setting up a business, or developing enterprise? Drop a line to Dave here

Case studies

Case studies from the research undertaken by Naomi Jacobs in the first phase of this project have been added to the Resources section of this website.

They are:

  • Commerce: All Saints Kings Heath
  • Commerce: Greyfriars Kirk and the Grassmarket Community Project
  • Commerce: St Martin's Methodist Church, Allenton
  • Commerce: The Grand Junction development at St Mary Magdalene Paddington
  • Culture: Westbourne Grove Church
  • Culture: Longniddry Parish and Elcho Artspace
  • Culture: BEYOND
  • Culture: St John the Evangelist, Kingston
  • Culture: Llangollen Parish
  • Culture: All Saints Northampton
  • Culture: Chapel in the Fields
  • Culture: Victoria  Methodist Church, Bristol
  • Congregation: Church from Scratch
  • Congregation: The Open Table Network
  • Congregation: Belle Vue Baptist Church
  • Congregation: Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church
  • Congregation: St Bride's Liverpool
  • Congregation: St Isidore, Texas
  • Congregation: Cotham Parish Church and St Paul’s Clifton
  • Compassion: Anna Chaplaincy
  • Compassion: St Peter's Harrogate
  • Compassion: Wythenshawe Parishes
  • Compassion: Ness Bank Church and Inverness Foodstuff
  • Compassion: St Stephen's Norwich
  • Compassion: Westray and Papay Kirks, Orkney

To find the case studies join HeartEdge at, then sign in to the website and click on 'Resources' and 'Case Studies'.