The Panacea Charitable Trust is a UK registered charity, first registered with the Charity Commission in 1926 (no. 227530).
Up to 2012 the charity was known as The Panacea Society, at which point it changed its name to The Panacea Charitable Trust to mark the end of the Panacea Society as a religious community.
Today the charity has two objectives:
1. Educating and disseminating information to the public about the Christian religion particularly the history, beliefs and practices of the Panacea Society its antecedents and similar Christian religious groups which is achieved by:
1.1 funding, supporting and co-ordinating academic research, seminars and conferences and their outputs,
1.2 operating a museum on the site of the former community and maintaining in perpetuity the collection displayed in the museum,
1.3 maintaining and making available the Charity’s archive of books, manuscripts and papers,
1.4 supporting any other activities which the Trustees consider will help the Charity to achieve this objective.
2. In furtherance of Christian principles making grants for the relief of poverty and sickness and to advance education generally, primarily in Bedford and the surrounding area.
For more information about the activities of the charity, please visit the charitable activities page