Target vulnerable for donations Churchs new fundraising chief says

Jonathan de Bernhardt Wood, who has been tasked with reviving the financial fortunes of the Church, also described a banker’s standing order as “God’s special gift” because donors often forget to cancel them. The Church of England’s new fundraising chief has a history of urging charities to make money from people’s “forgetfulness” and by targeting “vulnerable” elderly women, the Telegraph can reveal. Last night a Christian charity said Mr Bernhardt Wood’s language was “worrying”, and said the Church of England must “act with caution” when… The former headteacher has been hired to attract thousands more worshippers to donate to the Church every month through a direct debit Parish Giving Scheme.

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