Auctions for Christian Mission (previously Northwood Missionary Auctions) is a unique, interdenominational charity that for the past 54 years has been dedicated to raising funds for the spread of the Christian Gospel.  AfCM assisted individuals and missionary causes sell suitable items through established auction houses at special low or zero rates of commission.  We are sincerely grateful to those Salesrooms for their indirect contribution to our work.

Sadly, Auctions for Christian Mission is ceasing operations and will be wound up later this year (2024).  For the time being, we are happy to advise potential donors on suitable ways of disposing of items with the least expense, but we are no longer able to handle the sale of items ourselves.  The reason for our demise, after raising well over £1million for Christian outreach, is that the market for disposal of antiques and valuables has changed dramatically since the time we were established, and it is no longer practicable or economic for us to continue operating as an intermediary.

Northwood Missionary Mart, Northwood Missionary Auctions, Auctions for Christian Mission – the three names under which we have operated since 1969; it has been an immense privilege for us, as Trustees, to welcome the literally hundreds of volunteers that have been able to enjoy serving and contributing to the Trust in its different identities over the years.  There have been the donors, many auctioneers, helpers on the days of the sales, valuers, collectors, bric-a-brac salespersons, caterers, bookkeepers, cataloguers, photographers, drivers, security people and many others!  What a true and memorable time of Christian fellowship we have all enjoyed.  We remember, rejoice and thank those helpers who are now with their Lord; we thank those who can still enjoy memories of the more recent years. 

Malcolm Iliff – Chairman of the Trustees 

How we work

Let us know what you or your relatives or friends are considering selling for Christian outreach. We will advise on the suitability of items and the most appropriate way forward. One of our team will get in touch with a nearby Auction House in our network. They will deal with your gift(s) on our behalf and after the sale we will forward the sale proceeds to the qualifying Christian charity you have suggested. If appropriate, we are able to claim Gift Aid on your behalf.  We will keep in touch with you at every stage of the process.

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The Organisations we support

We encourage our supporters to specify where the proceeds from the sale of items are to go. The objectives of AfCM are to support evangelistic and humanitarian work undertaken by Christians and Christian charities both in the UK and abroad. We send money to Mission Societies, local churches, UK based Christian outreach activities, as well as to many other Christian based missions all over the world. We encourage you to nominate where the proceeds should go. In most circumstances there is no charge for our services. Our expenses are covered by a generous bequest.

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Our network of Auction Houses

To find the nearest auction house in our current network, use this link. AfCM is always looking for new Auction Houses to join our network and to participate in this charitable work. If there is not a suitable salesroom near where you (or the goods you are selling) are, then AfCM will try to find a new auction house in the vicinity to join our network. Get in touch with us if you are not close to an existing member of the network and have something to sell.

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