Your chance to support future clergy

02 November 2006

AS the Lenten appeal for our unique Church Times Train-A-Priest (TAP) Fund ends its first week, we ask again: will you help to train a priest?

The TAP Fund helps married and single ordinands in full-time training for the priesthood in the Church of England. The dioceses can draw on it to support all candidates training in colleges.

The TAP Special Hardship Fund exists to help any ordinand, in a college or on a regional course, whose training is jeopardised by unforeseen financial difficulty.  

  Taxpayers can increase their donations to TAP by an extra 28p in the £1 through Gift Aid. The Archbishops’ Council processes the tax claims on behalf of the Fund, and cheques need to be made out accordingly. We need to receive both cheque and Gift Aid declaration (on page 30) together.

HOW TO GIVE: send to TAP Fund, G. J. Palmer & Sons, 16 Blyburgate, Beccles, Suffolk NR34 9TB. If you wish to earmark a donation for either part of the Fund, please do so in a covering note. CAF or Sovereign Giving cheques are welcomed. In addition to earmarked donations, ten per cent of gifts to TAP will go to the Special Hardship Fund. The grants are administered by the Archbishops’ Council.

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