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Train a Priest 2014

09 May 2014

WHEN the Church of England began to train women for the priesthood, the Church Times Train-A-Priest (TAP) Fund moved with the Church, and since then it has provided grants for both male and female ordinands.

Since this year's grand total will not be announced until Pentecost, it is not too late to make a TAP thankoffering for the ordination of women, if you are so minded; or, indeed, to organise a special collection or fund-raising effort.

A colour leaflet, which includes a Gift Aid form, can be downloaded here.

TAP grants are made to ordinands, married or single, in full-time training for the priesthood in the C of E. In addition, ten per cent of every donation goes into the Special Hardship Fund. Anyone in training for the priesthood in the C of E - full- or part-time - can apply for a TAP Special Hardship grant in unforeseen circumstances.

You can give by cheque, postal order, cash, and charity cheque. The Gift Aid form was last printed last week, 2 May, on page 3.

Many of our readers find it simplest to use our secure online giving page: www.hymnsam.co.uk/train-a-priest.aspx.

Please send other donations to: TAP Fund, Church Times, 13a Hellesdon Park Road, Norwich NR6 5DR. For an acknowledgement, please enclose a SAE. To earmark a donation for the Special Hardship Fund, please use a covering note.


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