The Church Pastoral Aid Society (CPAS) is an evangelical mission agency working with mainly local Anglican churches across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It was founded in 1836.
The Society aims to inspire and enable churches to help every person within their communities hear and discover the good news of Jesus.
Their vision is for the local church to be a church where all ages are helped to come to faith in Christ: where all are welcomed, loved taught and trained: where all are confident in sharing their faith and clear about God's call on their lives: where they serve one another and their community, growing gifts and developing leaders through the ministry of God's word and the power of the Holy Spirit.
CPAS provide training and church resources, many of which St. Matthew's and All Saints' have benefited from. It is responsible for Ventures and Falcon Camps which are life-changing holidays attended by thousands of children and young people each year. Funding is available to ensure that no one is prevented from going on a holiday due to lack of finance.
CPAS also has sole or shared responsibility for the patronage of over 500 churches including Harwell and Chilton and assists in the appointment of clergy throughout the country.
A quarterly Prayer Diary with daily prayer points about their work is available in both churches.