DONATIONS continue to come in for TAP Africa, the Church Times appeal on behalf of those training for the priesthood on that continent.
The total is now more than £26,000, for which we are very grateful, especially in such financially straitened times, and because this appeal is new this year. But readers do not need reminding that Africa is very large and the need for many of the Provinces there is great. There is one month to go to Pentecost, when the appeal closes.
If you have not yet given to TAP, then, please consider a donation, in the knowledge that every pound given will go towards alleviating the hardship of an Anglican training for the priesthood, thanks to our partnership with the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA). Nothing is kept back for the administration of the TAP Fund.
Clergy in the UK are not strangers to the sacrifices involved in following a vocation to the priesthood. It does not take much stretch of the imagination to recognise that an even greater sacrifice is often asked in Africa, where support for ordinands is scarce or even non-existent. And this is not to mention the additional strains that the coronavirus pandemic is putting on the Church in developing countries (see our story of the impact of Covid-19 in Africa).
How to donate to the TAP Fund
Every penny you can give goes to ordinands in Africa who face financial difficulty, to support them as they complete their training. Nothing is retained to cover administrative expenses.
Donate online quickly and securely: www.hymnsam.co.uk/donations/tap-fund/
Or you can give by cheque or charity voucher. Please make cheques payable to: “The TAP Fund” and send to:
TAP Fund, Church Times, Hymns Ancient & Modern, 13a Hellesdon Road, Norwich NR6 5DR
If you are a UK payer of income or capital gains tax, a payment by Gift Aid means that the Church Times, through the Hymns Ancient & Modern charity, can recover 25p for every £1 that you give.
If your donation is eligible for Gift Aid, please include a completed TAP Gift Aid form with your cheque. You can also opt for Gift Aid when making an online donation.