THE Church Times Train-A-Priest (TAP) Fund is open until Pentecost Sunday. Thank you to readers who have so far donated. If you haven’t, there is still time to do so.
Unexpected and troubling expenses can come up during ordination training, such as a car breaking down, a child falling ill, or a partner being unable to work.
In such cases, ordinands can receive payment from TAP very quickly. We know of many ordinands who would not have been able to continue their course had they not received this financial help.
Remember, every penny given to TAP goes to help people training for the priesthood who experience unexpected hardship.
How to give: giving online is the easiest means of donating to TAP, and saves us time in processing payments. Simply visit www.churchtimes.co.uk/train-a-priest-fund. The instructions there are clear, and there is a link to a secure page for donations. There is also a downloadable leaflet about TAP, to print and distribute in your church.
Otherwise, we accept cheques, postal orders, cash, and charity cheques, which should be sent to: TAP Fund, Church Times, 13a Hellesdon Park Road, Norwich NR6 5DR.
If you would like an acknowledgement, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
UK taxpayers: please boost your donation by making a Gift Aid declaration. Again, this can be done online.