AS THE end of Lent approaches, we ask: have you given yet to the Church Times Train-A-Priest (TAP) Fund?
We have heard from our partners, CAPA, the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa, who are disbursing the TAP Africa grants. They will go to people such as Ireen, from Meru diocese, in Kenya, the daughter of peasant farmers, struggling to meet the cost of ordination training at theological college. Reading these stories is a reminder that those training in Africa seldom have the financial safety nets available to ordinands in England, including donations from previous Church Times appeals.
Readers in the UK are aware, of course, of the many demands on their funds that come from their own families and communities. But through our faith we are one global family, one community. The Church Times is pleased to offer this opportunity to share resources, safely and effectively, with those who are least able to support themselves.
How to donate to the TAP Fund
The easiest way is to donate online, quickly and securely. This is our preferred method: www.churchtimes.co.uk/train-a-priest-fund.
We will accept donations in any shape and size, however. Please make cheques payable to “The TAP Fund” and send to: TAP Fund, Church Times, Hymns Ancient & Modern, 13a Hellesdon Road, Norwich NR6 5DR.
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