PENTECOST is approaching, and with it the close of this year’s appeal for the Church Times Train-A-Priest (TAP) Fund.
As regular readers will know, this year’s fund is directed towards those training for the ministry in Africa. Through our partner, the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA), and our supporters, the Anglican Communion Office and USPG, we have learnt of the great need for finance and resources in many Provinces in Africa.
Anyone donating to TAP Africa can do so in the confidence that every penny they give will go to help some of the poorest ordinands in the world, who have answered the call to the ministry with none of the security that the Church in more developed parts of the world can offer.
More than £32,000 has now been given to TAP Africa this year by our generous readers. Please consider a gift to the fund in these last days of the appeal to boost that total higher.
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.