This is an interim bibliography based on my Dissertation of 1994. It is therefore not up to date and lacks websites, but for the moment is better than nothing! An annotated bibliography on community development for churches is currently being (slowly) transferred from a card index to computer. For the results so far.......arx29g.htm

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Acton Homeless Concern, (1993): Fifth Annual Report

Archbishop of Canterbury's Commission on Urban Priority Areas, (1985): Faith in the City; A Call for Action by Church and Nation, Church House Publishing

Atkinson, J. (1982): Church and State Under God, Latimer House, Oxford

Bakke, R. (1987): The Urban Christian, MARC Europe.

Barclay, (1982): Social Workers, their Role and Task, National Institute for Social Work.

Barclay, O. (1984): Developing a Christian Mind, IVP

Beresford and Croft (1993): Citizen Involvement - A Practical Guide for Change, Macmillan.

Black, M. (1992): A Cause for our Times - Oxfam the First Fifty Years, Oxfam

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (1968): Community Work and Social Change: a Report on Training, Longman

Calver, Coffey and Meadows (1993): Who Do Evangelicals Think They Are?, Evangelical Alliance

Cave, D. House Churches and Basic Church Communities in Third Way, June 1984 p22-4

Chambers, R. (1983): Rural Development: Putting the Last First, Longman

Churches' National Housing Coalition (1992): On the Doorstep

Clark, D. (1984): The Liberation of the Church, National Centre for Christian Communities and Networks

Clark, J. (1991): Democratizing Development - The Role of Voluntary Organisations, Earthscan

Clucas, J. (1990): Mother Teresa, Harrap

Douglas, J. (ed) (1975): Let the Earth Hear His Voice, World Wide Publications

Dow, G. (1980): The Local Church's Political Responsibility, Grove

Dowley, T. (ed) (1977): The History of Christianity, Lion

Duncan, M. Gifts in the City in Third Way, September 1990 p14-17.

Eastman, M.(ed) (1988): Ten Inner City Churches, MARC

EFICOR (ed) (1986): Transformation - The Church in Response to Human Need, Grove

Ekins, P. (1992): A New World Order - Grassroots Movements for Global Change, Routledge.

Ellery and Telfer, (1992): A Task Accomplished - The Salvation Army Response to the Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, Salvation Army, Peshawar.

Ellis and Maduro (eds) (1988): Expanding the View - Gustavo Gutierrez and the Future of Liberation Theology, Orbis

Ellul, J. (1979): Violence, Mowbrays

Evans, R. (1998?): Housing Plus and Urban Regeneration - What Works, How, Why and Where?, Liverpool John Moores University

Farrell, R. Programmes for the Powerless? Church Use of Government Funding in Third Way, June 1985 p6-7

Fearon, M. (1989): No Place Like Home, Triangle

Figueiredo, A. (1992): Acton Homeless Concern in Franciscan, Vol. 4 No. 3 Sept. 1992 p6

Fimister, G. (1986): Welfare Rights Work in Social Services, Macmillan/Child Poverty Action Group.

Freire, P. (1972): Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Penguin.

Fuller and Scott (1980): Love in the Mortar Joints - the Story of Habitat for Humanity, Association Press

Gladwin, J. (1979): God's People in God's World - Biblical Motives for Social Involvement, IVP

Glampson, Scott and Thomas, (1975): A Guide to the Assessment of Community Needs and Resources, National Institute for Social Work

Gilbert and Gugler, (second edition 1992): Cities, Poverty and Development: Urbanization in the Third World, OUP

Godfrey, W. (ed) (1985): Down to Earth: Stories of Church Based Community Work, BCC Community Work Research Unit


Goethert and Hamdi (1988): Making Micro Plans, ITP

Goetschius, G. (1969): Working With Community Groups, Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Graham, Rawlinson and Russell (eds) (1991): Windows and Walls; a Housing Action Handbook for Chuches, Church Action on Poverty

Green and Chapman: The British Community Development Project: Lessons for Today, in Community Development Journal, Vol.27 no.3, July 1992.

Gutierrez, G. (1974): A Theology of Liberation, SCM

Hamdi, N. (1991): Housing Without Houses, Van Nostrand Reinhold

Harker, I. (1991): A Beacon of Hope; the Story of Acton Homeless Concern 1987-91, Catholic Housing Aid Society

Harrell-Bond, B. (1986): Imposing Aid - Emergency Assistance to Refugees, Oxford University Press.

Heasman, K. (1962): Evangelicals in Action, Bles

Henderson and Thomas, (second edition 1987): Skills in Neighbourhood Work, Unwin Hyman

Hill, P. (1986): Development Economics on Trial, CUP


Holman, B. Responsible Friendships in Third Way, Dec.91/Jan.92 p30-31.

Joslin, R. (1982): Urban Harvest, Evangelical Press

Kirk, A. Liberation Theology is Alive and Well in Third Way, Feb. 1984 p27-8.

Lausanne Committee for World Evangelisation (1978): Explaining the Gospel in Today's World, Scripture Union

Linthicum, R. (1991):Empowering the Poor - Community Organizing Among the City's 'rag, tag and bobtail', MARC

Lovell and Widdicombe (1978): Churches and Communities: An Approach to Development in the Local Church, Search Press

Mabbott, J. City Challenge: The Role of Community Involvement in Policy Studies, Summer 1993 Vol. 14 no. 2 p27-35

Mangalwadi, V. (1989): Truth and Social Reform, Spire

McCloughry, R. (1987): Ethical Tensions in the Welfare State, Grove

McKenney, K. How in Christ's Name? Method and Message in Development in Third Way, April 1986 p22-5.

Miguez Bonino, J. (1983): Towards a Christian Political Ethics, SCM Press

Milson, F. (1975): Community Work and the Christian Faith, Hodder and Stoughton.


Mitchell and Bevan, (1992): Culture Cash and Housing, VSO/IT.

Nanji, A.(ed) (1994): Building for Tomorrow - the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, Academy Editions

National Federation of Community Associations, (1974): Creative Living - The Work and Purposes of a Community Association, National Council of Social Service.

Neale, E. (1989): Rivers in a Dry Land - a Story of Hope in an Urban Society, Marc

Newham Community Renewal Programme (1988 onwards): Annual Reports, NCRP

Nichols, Clarke and Hogan, (1987): Transforming Families and Communities, Anglican Consultative Council

Nicholson, M. (1987): Mahatma Ghandhi, Exley

O'Connell and Bauman (1993): Standing Alongside Homeless People, Unleash

Padilla and Sugden (eds) (1985a): Texts on Evangelical Social Ethics 1974 - 1983, Grove

Padilla and Sugden (eds) (1985b): How Evangelicals Endorsed Social Responsibility, Grove

Prior, I. (ed): The Christian at Work Overseas, Tear Fund

Prochaska, F. (1988): The Voluntary Impulse; Philanthropy in Modern Britain, Faber and Faber

Robb, V. (1992): How Do We Evaluate Ourselves? NCVO

Samuel and Sugden (eds) (1986): The Church in Response to Human Need, Paternoster

Saward, M. (1987): Evangelicals on the Move, Mowbrays

Schumacher, E. (1974): Small is Beautiful, Abacus

Scott, W. (1980): Bring Forth Justice, Eerdmans

Seebohm, F. (1968): Report of the Committee on Local Authority and Allied Personal Social Services, HMSO

Serageldin, I. (ed) (1997):The Architecture of Empowerment: People, Shelter and Livable Cities, Academy Editions

Sheppard, D. (1974): Built as a City, Hodder and Stoughton

Sheppard, D. (1983): Bias to the Poor, Hodder and Stoughton

Sheppard, D. The Poverty that Imprisons the Spirit in The Listener, 19 April 1984 p8-12

Sider and Stott (1977): Evangelism, Salvation and Social Justice, Grove

Sider, R. (1980): Christ and Violence, Lion.

Sider, R. (ed) (1981): Evangelicals and Development: Towards a Theology of Social Change, Paternoster

Sider, R. (ed.) (1982): Lifestyle in the Eighties: An Evangelical Commitment to Simple Lifestyle, Patrnoster

Sider, R. (1993): Evangelism and Social Action, Hodder and Stoughton.

Sine, T. (1981): The Mustard Seed Conspiracy - You Can Make a Difference in Tomorrows Troubled World, Marc

Skeffington, (1969): People and Planning: Report of the Committee on Public Participation in Planning, HMSO

Skinner, R. (intro) (1991): Shelter, Settlements, Policy and the Poor, Intermediate Technology Publications

Sookhdeo, P. (1977): Asians in Britain: A Christian Understanding, Paternoster

Spergel, (ed) (1972): Community Organisation, Sage Publications

Stafford, W. Children of Promise in Third Way, Dec.91/Jan.92 p24-26.

Stevens, R. (ed) (1982): Community Self-Help Housing Manual, ITDG of North America for Habitat for Humanity

Stott, J. (ed) (1977): The Nottingham Statement - The Official Statement of the Second National Evangelical Anglican Congress, Falcon

Stott, J. (1982): Evangelism and Social Responsibility - An Evangelical Commitment, Paternoster


Sugden, C. (1981): Radical Discipleship, Marshalls

Tarn, J (1973): Five per Cent Philanthropy, CUP

Taylor, M. (1992): Signposts to Community Development, Community Development Foundation

Thomas, A. (1992): NGOs and the Limits to Empowerment in Wuyts Mackintosh & Hewitt (eds) Development Policy and Public Action, OUP

Third World First (1987): A Basic Guide to Underdevelopment and Struggle for Change in Links Issue 29/30, Third World First

Towers, G. (1995): Building Democracy: Community Architecture in the Inner City, UCL

Turner, B. (ed) (1988): Building Community, BCB/HFB

Twelvetrees, A. (1991a): Community Work, Macmillan.

Twelvetrees, A. (1991b): Towards an Agenda for Church Action in The Churches and Community Economic Development, William Temple Foundation

Vallely, P.(1992): Promised Land s - Stories of Power and Poverty in the Third World, Christian Aid

Van der Poll, E. All We Like Sheep... Straying from the Vision of Social Revival, in Third Way, October 1984, p18-21.

Vanier, J. (1979): Community and Growth, Darton Longman and Todd.

Verhagen, K. (1987): Self Help Promotion - a Challenge to the NGO Community, CEBEMO/Royal Tropical Institute, The Netherlands.

Vickery, P. Evangelism: Barriers, Boundaries and Battles in City Cries, Autumn 1991.

Wates & Knevitt (1987): Community Architecture, Penguin

Wesson, J. Bound and Gagged. The Use and Abuse of Volunteers in the Local Church in Third Way November 1983 p10-11.

Wilkins, R. Nationalized Schools in Third Way, Dec.91/Jan.92 p27-30.

Willmott, P. (1989): Community Initiatives - Patterns and Prospects, Policy Study Institute

Willmott and Mayne (1983): Families at the Centre: a Study of Seven Action Projects, NCVO

Wilson, D. (1984): Pressure: The A-Z of Campaigning in Britain, Heineman

Wright, C. (1983): Living as the People of God - The Relevance of Old Testament Ethics, IVP

Wren, B. (1977): Learning the Realities of Power in Education for Justice, SCM



Agents of Change - Bringing Hope to the Urban Poor, World Vision UK, 1993


ORGANISATIONS (phone codes have been updated but numbers not checked)

Acton Homeless Concern

Emmaus House

1 Berrymead Gardens

London W3 8AA

020 8992 5768


155a Kings Road


London SW3 5TX

020 7352 2033

BCC Community Work Resource Unit

Inter Church House

35-41 Lower Marsh

London SE1 7RL

020 7660 4444

Catholic Housing Aid Society

189a Old Brompton Road

London SW5 0AR

020 7373 4961


Child Poverty Action Group

4th floor

1-5 Bath Street

London EC1V 9PY

020 7253 3406

Christian Community Development Association

PO Box 459

Angels Camp

CA 95221


Christian Impact (now LICC)

St.Peters Church

Vere Street


Church Action on Poverty

Central Buildings

Oldham Street

Manchester M1 1JT

0161 236 9321

Churches' National Housing Coalition

Central Buildings

Oldham Street

Manchester M1 1JT

0161 236 9321

Community Development Foundation

60 Highbury Grove

London N5 2AG

020 7226 5375

Community Development Journal

Journals Subscription Dept.

Oxford University Press

Pinkhill House

Southfield Road

Eynsham, Oxon. OX8 1JJ


Evangelical Alliance

Whitefield House

186 Kennington Park Road

London SE11 4BT

020 7582 0228

Evangelical Coalition for Urban Mission

130 City Road

London EC1V 2NJ

020 7782 0013

Habitat for Humanity Inc.

419 West Church Street


Georgia 31709


Institute for Community and Development Studies

663 Barking Road

London E13 9EX

020 8503 4269

London Institute for Contemporary Christianity

St. Peters Church

Vere Street

London W1G 0DQ

020 7399 9555


Methodist Department of Social Responsibility

Central Buildings


London SW1H 9NU

020 7222 8010

National Association of Christian Communities and Networks


1046 Bristol Road

Selly Oak

Birmingham B29 6LJ

0121 472 8079

National Council of Voluntary Organisations

Regents Wharf

8 All Saints Street

London N1 9RL

020 7713 6161


National Federation of Community Organisations

8-9 Upper Street

London N1 0PQ

020 7226 0189

Neighbourhood Initiatives Foundation

Suite 23-5 Horsehay House


Telford TF4 3PY

01952 503628

Newham Community Renewal Programme

170 Harold Road

London E13 0SE

020 8472 2785

Oxford Centre for Mission Studies

St.Philip and St.James Church

PO Box 70

Woodstock Road

Oxford OX2 6HB

01865 56071

Scripture Union

130 City Road

London EC1V 2NJ

Shaftesbury Project

now amalgamated with LICC


88 Old Street

London EC1V 9HU

020 7253 0202

Standing Conference on Community Development

356 Glossop Road

Sheffield S10 2HW

0114 701708

Third Way

St. Peter's

Sumner Road


Middlesex HA2 4BX

020 8423 8494



Trinity House

4 chapel Court

Borough High Street

London SE1 1HW

020 7403 8686

The William Temple Foudation

Manchester Business School

Manchester M15 6PB

0161 275 6533

World Vision UK

Dychurch House

8 Abington Street

Northampton NN1 2AJ

0604 22964


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