Who we are
In 2008, Restored co-founders Peter Grant and Mandy Marshall felt God plant a seed in their hearts to see a united, Christian response to violence against women. They set about on a journey of listening to God, praying, and making contact with other individuals and organisations, and in 2010, they launched Restored.
Since then, Restored has been speaking up about violence against women and equipping churches across the UK and beyond to respond to domestic abuse. Our Survivors' Network supports over 500 female Christian survivors of domestic abuse, and our Survivor's Handbook has proved to be an invaluable resource to those navigating the challenges of leaving an abuser.
It can be hard to believe that domestic abuse happens within Church, but our research devastatingly shows that 1 in 4 churchgoers have experienced abuse in a current relationship. Abuse robs women of their value, security and hope. Survivors have been let down so often by people who were meant to love them, that they can lose their sense of identity and become frightened to even trust God anymore.
"Restored not only changed my story but it also changed my life. I have felt God’s love through every email and every post I have read on Facebook. When I thought I had no one who could understand my story, I found Restored and I began to feel hope and could dream of a better future."
— Restored Survivors' Network Member —
At Restored, we have a vision for a network of churches that never tolerate abuse, and are committed to providing a safe refuge for survivors, nurturing them back to health and demonstrating God’s deep love for them. In 2022 we launched Restored Beacons: a network of churches that shine a light in the darkness of domestic abuse, providing support to survivors in their congregations and communities.
It's a privilege to journey with survivors on their road to recovery, and partner with churches to stand against domestic abuse. We'd love for you to join us in this mission!
Just imagine! We must do something! So speak up!
— Judges 19:30 —
About domestic abuse
Find out more about domestic abuse - what is it, and how can you recognise the signs?
Partner with us
We'd love for you to join us as we speak up about domestic abuse and support survivors.