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Reachout Trust

Reachout Trust
Logo, Reachout Trust
Motto "Building a Bridge of Reason"
Formation 1982
Type evangelical Christian ministry
Headquarters Surrey
Official language English
Founder, director Doug Harris
Website Main page

Reachout Trust is a cults, occults, new age and all not upholding to biblical truth."

Reachout Trust deals with many different groups including Jehovah's Witnesses, the Latter Day Saint movement, and Christadelphians as well as the occult and New Age. Reachout Trust also produce information about other groups and religions and writes about various influential Christian figures (such as tele-evangelists and authors) and various groups within non-evangelical Christianity, such as Roman Catholicism.

Reachout Trust communicates perceived dangers of those groups' beliefs and/or practices to the Surrey, UK.[1] Reachout Trust produce articles on their website, publish books and booklets, and organise conferences.


  • History 1
  • References 2
  • External links 3
  • See also 4


The organization was formed in 1982, under director Doug Harris.[2] Their first newsletter, produced in 1984, was four pages long and consisted of a few hundred photocopies. Today's Quarterly is sixteen pages and growing and goes out to several thousand individuals and churches across the country. This was later discussed further in La Fontaine's Speak of the Devil.[3] In 1988 they published Awake! To the Watch Tower, later cited as a reference by Edwards[4] and Crompton.[5] Maureen Davies, formally of the Reachout Trust, was cited as a "reliable source of information."[6][7] She also wrote a large section in one of the Satanism,[9][10] and the group Exclusive Brethren.[11]

The first Reachout Convention was held in New Malden Baptist Church in 1984. After that, it moved to Kingstanding Elim Church until 1991 when it was held at the Wycliffe Centre at High Wycombe. Having outgrown that venue, it moved in 1996 to the Pioneer Centre near Kidderminster. In 2008 it will again move to the more central location of Hothorpe Hall, Leicestershire.

From a group of people at the first meeting, the organization has grown to over a hundred attending a full weekend of seminars. Seminars and workshops cover all the main religions the Reachout Trust considers cults, including he LDS Church and Jehovah's Witnesses, but also other groups such as Freemasonry, as well as instruction in dealing with the occult and the New Age.

In 2002, David McKay of the group the

See also

  • Reachout Trust - SHIELDS, a response to Reachout Trust's work by the Scholarly & Historical Information Exchange for Latter-Day Saints
Official links

External links

  1. ^ Gruss, Edmond C. (2003). The Four Presidents of the Watch Tower Society (Jehovah's Witnesses). Xulon Press. pp. 188, 191.  
  2. ^ Arweck, Elizabeth (2006). Researching New Religious Movements: Responses and Redefinitions. Routledge. pp. 132, 194.  
  3. ^ La Fontaine, J.S. (1998). Speak of the Devil: Tales of Satanic Abuse in Contemporary England.  
  4. ^ Edwards, Linda (2001). A Brief Guide to Beliefs: Ideas, Theologies, Mysteries, and Movements. Westminster John Knox Press. p. 559.  
  5. ^ Crompton, Robert (1996). Counting the Days to Armageddon. James Clarke & Co. p. 153.  
  6. ^ Jenkins, Philip (1992). Intimate Enemies: : Moral Panics in Contemporary Great Britain. Aldine Transaction. pp. 171, 177, 260.  
  7. ^ Medway, Gareth J. (2001). Lure of the Sinister: the unnatural history of Satanism.  
  8. ^ File 18 newsletter, October 1989
  9. ^ Sturcke, James (October 25, 2004). "Navy satanist will not have to choose between devil and deep blue sea". The Independent (Independent Newspapers (UK) Ltd.). 
  10. ^ Carter, Helen (October 25, 2004). "The devil and the deep blue sea: Navy gives blessing to sailor Satanist".  
  11. ^ Halpin, Tony (March 21, 2005). "Top marks for sect schools that shun the modern world". The Times (Times Newspapers Ltd). 
  12. ^ a b Ronson, Jon (April 6, 2002). "Blood sacrifice (part two)".  
  13. ^ Tinniswood, Rachel (November 16, 2002). "Fantasy tales led me into witchcraft".  
  14. ^ Staff (November 12, 2004). "In the dark". Birmingham Evening Mail (Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd.). 
  15. ^ Staff (October 14, 2004). "Aid for victims of the occult". Birmingham Evening Mail (Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd.). 



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