CPAS, or Church Pastoral Aid Society, is an Anglican evangelical mission agency working with churches, mainly in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
CPAS was founded in 1836 by prominent Christians, including the pioneering social reformer Lord Shaftesbury. It was established as a Christian response to the massive social change brought about by the Industrial Revolution. What were once small village churches found themselves with the new urban poor on their doorsteps.
Their mission is to enable churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus Christ. The Secretary at our church is Helen Thomas.
For more details see http://www.cpas.org.uk/