LENT is drawing to a close,
but it is not too late to give to our Lenten appeal for the
Church Times Train-A-Priest (TAP) Fund. The appeal
continues during Eastertide, and the grand total will be announced
on the Friday before Whitsunday.
This week, as we went to
press, we heard that a generous donation of £10,000 had been
received. We know that TAP's beneficiaries - those in training for
the priesthood in the Church of England - will be grateful for this
help and vote of confidence. Nothing whatsoever is deducted to
cover administrative costs.
Few of our readers can
afford so much, we suspect; but any donations are welcomed, however
small, and a special collection in church can give the Fund a real
boost. Why not make a TAP "Easter offering"? Or organise a
collection at the parish's annual meeting? We have made a
full-colour leaflet available to download and print out at
www.churchtimes.co.uk. This will do all the explaining for you, and
includes a Gift Aid form. Why not put one on every chair?
HOW TO GIVE. Simply send
cheques, postal orders, charity cheques, and cash to: TAP Fund,
Church Times, 13a Hellesdon Park Road, Norwich NR6 5DR.
For an acknowledgement, please enclose a SAE. To Gift Aid your
donation, please use this form. We we will print it again next week.
Or use our easy online giving page: www.hymnsam.co.uk donations/train-a-priest.
Please note that we do not
use donors' details for any non-TAP purposes. Hymns A&M never
sells on any details for any purposes.