World Conquerors Christian Centres must stop claiming to be a charity

OSCR orders Edinburgh church to amend its memorandum and articles of association

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator has ordered an Edinburgh church to stop representing itself as a charity.

World Conquerors Christian Centres was incorporated as a company limited by guarantee on 28 August. It is not entered on the Scottish charity register but, according to the OSCR, its memorandum and articles of association refer to it throughout as a charity.

 "As this document is publicly available, it appears to OSCR that World Conquerors Christian Centres is being represented as being a charity when it is not entitled to do so," the OSCR's inquiry report says.

The OSCR has issued four directions to the company's directors and secretary to stop representing itself as a charity. The inquiry report notes that failure to comply with an OSCR direction is an offence that can be punished with a fine of up to £5,000 or up to six months in prison, or both.

A spokeswoman for World Conquerors Christian Centres said she was unaware of the OSCR directions and would not have wanted to comment even if she had been.

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