THE Church Times Train-A-Priest Lent appeal reaches the end of
its second week, during which readers have sent in £2305, bringing
this year's total to £13,819.89. It is an encouraging start,
although there is a long way to go to our usual annual total.
The path towards ordination is often a sacrificial one. Every
full-time ordinand receives a TAP grant, but of particular help is
the Special Hardship Fund, which supports anyone in training for
the priesthood who encounters unforeseen difficulties. Readers can
specify if they wish all their donation to go into this fund.
You can give by cheque, postal order, cash, and charity cheque,
but the easiest way is online at www.hymnsam.co.uk/train-a-priest.aspx. This is
a secure page, and so your donation can be given safely.
Please send other donations to our Norwich office: TAP Fund,
Church Times, 13a Hellesdon Park Road, Norwich NR6 5DR. If
you would like an acknowledgement, please enclose a stamped
addressed envelope. And don't forget the Gift Aid declaration, if
And please pass on the news about TAP. A colour leaflet can
be downloaded here (PDF).