The George Fox Project was devised and created in 1998 by Joseph Pickvance. Present day trustees are Justin Meggitt, Ian Barnett and Allistair Lomax
Joseph Pickvance was a prominent member of the New Foundation Fellowship and long-time scholar of the faith and spirituality of George Fox and the Early Friends. Joe, (as he was affectionally known as), was a close associate of Lewis Benson in the USA, who shared a similar interest in Fox and the Early Quakers. Their interest was not primarily academic, but at the heart of it, was a desire to discover, for our time, the same spiritual foundation, that Early Friends knew and built on.
As part of his legacy, Joe set up a charitable trust, the George Fox Project Trust to enable the continuation of his work, by those who came after him and shared a similar concern.
The aims of this trust are simple and straightforward:
“(1) The promotion of religion by the deepening of the Quaker Christian faith in Great Britain and elsewhere in particular by organising a more thorough study of the writings of George Fox (1621-1691) and quaker writings of a similar nature and
(2) to advance the education of the public world-wide in the said writings including the compiling of a research library and the promotion of such research and the dissemination of George Fox's original writings world- wide”.
This work continues and as a trust, one of our purposes is to support any work or research which fulfils the basic aims of the trust, and we would like people who are engaged in such work to contact us, if they would like to be supported financially in this work, if it can properly determined to be aligned with the basic aims and purposes of the trust. Please contact our clerk if you are interested in being supported by us.
In addition, we welcome interest from anyone who share these aims and goals, and who wish to be more closely involved with the Trust and its work.
If you have ideas and suggestion about future work, please feel free to contact us. Recent technology now means that we communicate more easily over long distances and co-ordinate such work. If you have a genuine interest, please message me via this web site.