Joseph Rank
Joseph Rank (1854 - 1943) - 150th Celebration of the life of Joseph Rank - 1st November 2004.

On Monday 1st November The Joseph Rank Trust, together with Joseph Rank's Family and the Trust's Grant holders, celebrated 150 years since Joseph Rank's birth. This unique event brought 230 people together in a service of celebration at St Michael's Church in Cornhill to thank God for the life of the Trust's Founder and the wonderful impact his life continues to have on people up and down Great Britain & Ireland. The service was followed by a reception at the Merchant Taylors' Hall.

The service
(PDF download) was led by The Rev Dr John Tudor, one of the Trustees. Mr Colin Rank, Chairman of the Trust addressed those gathered on the remarkable life of Joseph Rank and the challenge his example left us today. A copy of his address can be found here. (PDF download)

At the vibrant reception beneficiaries of the Trust's grants met and shared experience from the widely varying social projects & charities represented. Guests also heard from four Grant holders learning of the issues they face and how Joseph Rank's money is still helping them today.

A full photographic album can be found on the web here, to order prints or enlargements please visit the photographer's web site and contact him directly.
Photographs from the 150 Celebrations of Joseph Rank
Colin Rank - Chairman of the trust John Wheeler - Secretary Guests Guests Sue Warner - One of the Trustees
Mr Colin Rank, Chairman of the Trust. Mr John Wheeler, Secretary of the Trust and Celebration organiser being thanked for his inspirational contribution to the work of the Trust. Guests enjoying the reception Guests enjoying the reception Sue Warner, one of the Trustees, introducing speakers who talked of the difference grants had made to their work and the lives of those they sought to assist.


If you are inspired by the work of The Joseph Rank Trust and would like to give financially to the capital fund, either by donation or legacy, the Trustees would be very happy to administer such monies in the same way as they do Joseph Rank's. Please email the Secretary if you would like to discuss this further.

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