OUR heartfelt thanks to readers who responded to last week’s plea to boost this year’s Church Times Train-a-Priest Fund for Africa, in an effort to overtake last year’s total of just over £38,000.
More than £7000 has been donated in this past week, bringing the new total to £34,935.70. As we have said, the Anglican Provinces in Africa could use far more money than our readers could ever provide, but if this trend continues, it looks as if we will at least be able to pass on an increased amount this year to our partners CAPA, the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa, to be disbursed to ordinands across the continent.
The appeal continues until Pentecost, and we urge readers to continue to be generous.
How to donate to the TAP Fund
We encourage you to donate online, quickly and securely. This is our preferred method: www.churchtimes.co.uk/train-a-priest-fund.
We will, however, accept donations of any shape and size. 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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