• Anvil Trust is the centrepoint and legal foundation of a movement whose purpose is to articulate, advocate and advance an understanding and activism based on a Jesus-centred all-inclusive vision of shalom, through Workshop learning, Peacemeal community and Jesus-Shalom podcasts.

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  • Jesus-Shalom is the communication sphere of Anvil Trust using the mediums of podcast, blog and live video conversations and discussions. It explores provocative biblical and contemporary issues from shalom perspectives, plus regular interviews with ‘Shalom Activists’ working in diverse roles.

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  • Workshop is the learning sphere of Anvil Trust.  Creating safe yet brave spaces to explore a spirituality that inspires understanding, formation and activism from a Jesus-centred shalom. Value-focused, inclusive and empowering, it offers resources, courses and live video conversations.

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  • Peacemeal is the community-building sphere of Anvil Trust. Inspired by the ‘table-fellowship’ of Jesus every meal can become a portal for nurturing relationship, developing community, spiritual encounter and radical social change. We are a catalyst to reveal and inspire radical table possibilities.

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Anvil Trust

Shaping shalom spirituality
Anvil Trust articulates, advocates, and advances Jesus-centered, world-embracing shalom.

Photograph by Mark Collins – used with permission

About Anvil Trust

The purpose of Anvil Trust is to articulate, advocate, and advance Jesus-centered and world-embracing shalom, rooted in scriptural tradition but positively engaged with contemporary realities (ecology, inclusion, inter-faith).

The biblical concept of shalom – usually translated peace, but better understood as ‘wholeness, completeness, wellbeing, harmony, and the integrity of all things’ – is foundational for our work.

Our vision is to see an informal/organic movement of people committed to and embodying this shalom in the personal, relational, institutional, political, and ecological life.

And our strategy to connect people in local/regional hubs around our understanding of Jesus-Shalom by providing new access to reflections and conversations about it in written and online form.

Anvil Trust is a registered charity (No:1010354) that was established on 20th March 1992.

The Trust was brought into being after the Workshop programme had already been running some eight and a half years (since September 1983). Anvil Trust is shaped by the same vision and values that undergird Workshop, and provides a legal basis upon which Jesus-Shalom, Workshop, and Peacemeal function.

There are currently seven Anvil Trust trustees, most of whom have been actively involved in the running of the Workshop course. They are:

  • Aglaia Barraclough
  • Sarah Edwards (Co-Chair)
  • Tim Evans (Co-Chair)
  • Rosie Grant
  • Steve Jones
  • Gareth Watts

Their responsibilities are not only to make sure that the legal requirements of the Trust are met, but also to play an important part in the decision making process of the programme.

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