From the Bishop of Sheffield
Sir, - We are deeply grateful to Church Times
readers for once again contributing very generously to the
Train-A-Priest Fund appeal.
We are greatly heartened by the support that exists for our
ordinands, as demonstrated by the fact that, despite the current
economic conditions, Christians across the country have raised a
further £71,709, which will go directly to ordinands as they
prepare for their future ministries.
Not only is this a great encouragement to them, but it is of
real and vital practical help during their training.
The generosity is a sign of the value the Church continues to
place on its clergy and their initial formation and support. It
will be of enormous practical benefit to those who receive grants
from the funds.
Praying God's blessing on all your readers.
Church House Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3AZ