Brass Tacks


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Precious Seed

Brass Tacks is a faith venture set up in the UK to offer practical and technical help to assist missionaries and others involved in the Lord's work at home and abroad. Since 1986 our volunteers have completed over 12000 working days on 70 different projects in 21 countries.

The projects on which we have worked include:

  • Civil Engineering for a 90 KVA Hydro Electric System
  • Construction and installation of solar hot water systems
  • Design and installation of water and electrical distribution systems for mission stations
  • Construction of hospital buildings
  • Alteration to buildings to provide church facilities
  • Alterations and new construction of buildings to provide Bible School accommodation


We currently have three full time workers: Jim Smith, Dennis Bowman and Paul Hannay. They leave their families in the UK and travel abroad each year for a minimum of 26 weeks. The office is run from Wallasey by our fourth full time worker Colin Breeze. Ann Hughes is the News Sheet Editor and office manager.


'Serving those who serve' by providing practical and technical help for Christian projects and general missionary work, using:

  • Short-term work parties of volunteers offering their time for a particular project, usually two to three weeks in duration, for UK and European projects
  • Trade and professional people able to take leave of absence from their employment, or recently retired, who are able to give several months to supervise special projects
  • Technical advisors with design and specialist knowledge.


  • Prayer People who will become Prayer Partners in the work
  • Workers People called by God to serve others
  • Finance For God's continued provision through His people.


Conversion of a cow shed!

It was a real privilege last year for Brass Tacks to help the friends at Limerick with the renovation of their assembly premises. We also received a request from David and Kay Stevens to convert old outbuildings into a workshop for outreach materials and extra accommodation for summer teams.

The project was much bigger than envisaged. The work was hard but the fellowship with the Lord's people more than compensated for all the aches and pains suffered!


Ain Zahalta School, Beirut making school furniture

As a result of the civil war, Lebanon is now in the grip of an economic crisis. Ain Zahalta school is suffering with the rest of the country and one of their greatest needs was for cupboards and shelves throughout the school.

After receiving a request from Don and Nicola Alexander, Brass Tacks was able to send out 3 carpenters earlier this year. The plan was to make around 50 units, however the result was half as much again!

The cupboards and shelves have been greatly appreciated by the teachers and are now being well used.

Brass Tacks is planning to send out another team in 2001.


A supermarket converted in Le mans

When the building became too small the believers in Le Mans bought an adjoining supermarket when it came up for sale.

Brass Tacks was able to send some teams to help in renovating this building. The new building is at least 8 times larger than the old premises. The whole interior of the building needed to be stripped out before remodelling could be carried out. One of the biggest jobs was installing plasterboard divisions for various rooms, also lots of floors had to be tiled.

We have many ongoing projects in this country and abroad. If you would like to know more then please contact Colin Breeze or Ann Hughes at the Brass Tacks office. Tel/fax: 0151 630 1182. E-mail:

There are 14 articles in
ISSUE (2000, Volume 55 Issue 4)

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The Charismatic Challenge

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter - Day Saints (Mormons)

Church Symbols For Today

Ecclesiastes - An Overview


Gospel Work and other Activities

How can a young Christian begin to witness for the Lord?

Is There Not Something Better?

Jesus Christ

The Mother of Moses

Neston Gospel Hall, Wiltshire, England

The Coming of the Son of Man (3)

Is ThereTruth?

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Christian Workers’ Relief Fund

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Low Waters Gospel Hall, Hamilton, Scotland

Sharing Christ with Muslims - A basic Guide

The Moral Maze

Heroes of the Faith

Timeless truths about the local assembly

Timeless truths about the local assembly

Rebel without a Cause

Ten things God won’t ask on that day

Is what you do for the Lord, a job, or a ministry?

A brief history of Jalan Imbi Chapel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Valley of the Shadow

F. Cundick

Symposium of Bible Doctrine

E. W. Rogers

Harold P. Hobbs

‘Day by Day through the New Testament’ and other books available

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‘Father God’

The First Day of the Week

Appendix to the Sweet Saviour Offerings,


Henry Miles Linton

Leonard Cave

The 1989 Christian Year Diaries

Caring for those who find themselves left to cope on their own

I have learned to be content

Christian Websites


Behold the Lamb

Joshua 14. 10.

Pastoral Insights (2)

No Replay Received!

Request Clear Answers (Leaflet)

False Teachers Active

Family Life Decaying

Harry Lacey

A truthful tongue avoids half-truths

Views from the News

Views from the News

Who Cares?


Believers under threat

Bryn Mawr Assembly, Philadelphia, USA

Views from the News

Managing your anger?

Winning souls with tracts

Nelson’s Ultimate Bible Reference Library

On-line Bible, Version 2.10

He is coming

‘But there is forgiveness with Thee’

Mal. 4. 6.

Blairhall Assembly, Scotland

Remember the Children and the Adults at Christmas

Bible Bytes

Egypt And Babylon

Training for Missionary Work

Are Things Ready To Die? - And If So What Then?

“A Rigid System Of Priorities”

Christ And You (Colossians)


A Guide To Personal Work

Some Salutary Questions

Let Every Man Take Heed - 1 Corinthians 3. 5-17