Workshop is an initiative of Anvil Trust, which 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 Workshop can function.
There are currently seven Anvil Trust trustees, each of whom have been actively involved in the running of the Workshop course. They are:
- Aglaia Barraclough
- Isabel Ciudad Fontecha
- Sarah Edwards
- Tim Evans (Chair)
- Christabel Fearon
- 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.
The objectives of the Anvil Trust
To advance the Christian faith and the promotion of a Christian understanding of values, mainly but not exclusively by:
- Providing teaching and learning opportunities
- Producing teaching and learning resource materials
- Promoting respect for different faiths and beliefs, including different Christian traditions
'The Anvil' poem by Noel Moules