Welcome To Flame Trust


Crai Nou project 2After weeks of discussion and careful research, we have agreed to build a new playground facility in Bacau, Romania (the intended plot - right), working alongside Habitat for Humanity – an organisation with a Christian ethos that specialises in providing housing support in impoverished communities.

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It has been announced that the Q3 Academy ‘brand’ will merge with the Mercian Trust – another Multi Academy organisation based in the West Midlands.

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Chaplaincy training - 1 With ever growing demand for our services, Gerry Denston – commissioned by Flame Trust to head up this ministry, continues to provide input and support to local schools.

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We have withdrawn from the office facility at a local church because it was not being used in the long Covid season.

However, our postal address – Flame Trust, P.O.Box 15, Dudley, West Midlands DY1 1YQ - remains unchanged as does our phone number: 01384 232786.  All recorded messages are picked up on a regular basis.

Dave PopeEstablished in 1992 by Dave Pope (right), Flame Trust is a registered charity with a distinct ethos.

Through its projects and networks, the organisation works in four key areas:

supporting disadvantaged people and the voiceless
♦ local and worldwide community involvement
♦ mentoring and social development in a variety of cultures and situations

In addition, tours and events bring insight and challenge to audiences in the UK and overseas.

Our office is operational part time - Tel: 01384 232786.

Jackie Eames will be happy to help you with any queries relating to the tours and other projects. If she is not at her desk, please leave a message and she will call you back as and when she can. You can also Contact Us here

Thank you for your visit - please come back soon.


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Stewardship logoYou can support Flame Trust securely online simply by clicking on the logo here


Praise Gathering logo

Here at Flame, we are very supportive of Praise Gathering in Scotland – an amazing ensemble of church folk drawn from many churches, under the musical direction of good friend and colleague IAN WATSON.

Their latest project in ‘lockdown’ is a virtual choir rendering of ‘It is Well with my Soul’ – given a Celtic feel. Click on the image below to watch.

Look closely…and you might also spot someone else you know.


Maggie BellamyIt is with great sadness that we share news of Maggie Bellamy’s death on Monday evening, December 27th 2021.  She was at peace and with her close family.

Her illness progressed rapidly, and many of you who will have been with her at Time Out last October, will be very surprised with what has happened.

Maggie was a dearly loved and highly valued member of the Flame family – always giving attention and care to others.  We feel the pain of losing her at this time.

The funeral service is on Friday 21 January at 11:30am and will be led by Rev Phil Moon of Bishop Hannington Memorial Church, Hove, Sussex.  Ian Watson and Dave have been invited to participate.

The Details for streaming the funeral service are as follows:

Website           https://watch.obitus.com
Username       hara8074        
Password         083445           
Service Date    Friday 21st January    
Service Time   11:30am         
Service Viewing Time   11:28am - 12:15pm        

Please pray for this sad occasion that it might be infused with the hope that is ours through faith in Christ and with celebration of a life well lived.

STBH_logoGifts in Maggie's memory, in lieu of flowers, may be made to St Barnabas House Hospice, Worthing - click here for further details

Read / download the Christmas 2021 News Update here and a Response form here

You can also read an online, brochure style version of the newsletter here (when you have opened the link, use the arrows top right of the screen to move through the newsletter).

Flame Trust Madeira: 14 - 21 February 2022

Excitement is growing as we anticipate returning to Madeira in February and we are delighted that the visit has attracted so much interest!

Full details here, including how to book.




Data Protection

Many of you have been bombarded with requests for permission to make contact with you, but we have to comply with the law of the land – not only is that Biblical, but it also protects you all from unsolicited communications.  Organisations will also undergo random checks to make sure that there is compliance.

It is therefore critical and essential that if you want to receive information from Flame Trust Ltd regarding its ministry and activities, that you send us your agreement that indicates you wish to receive newsletters, updates etc. Therefore, if you haven't already completed this form, please do ensure you do so, and return it to us – either electronically or by printing it off and by popping it into the post. Sadly, there will be a limit as to how many more requests we can make for this information.