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Church Times Train-A-Priest (TAP) fund Africa: last turn of the tap

13 May 2022

THERE is still time to give to the Church Times Train-A-Priest (TAP) Fund. As usual, our appeal stays open until Pentecost (Sunday 5 June).

When we launched TAP Africa three years ago, we built a relationship with CAPA, the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa. They, in turn, contacted each Province, inviting applications from students entering training for the priesthood. Meeting the needs of these ordinands depends entirely on the generosity of our readers. We are delighted to say that this year’s total has doubled in the past month, and now stands at £22,582.44.

We know that our readers are giving sacrificially at a time when household budgets are particularly squeezed. Thank you for that. Do be assured that every penny you give goes straight to where it is most needed on the ground; not a single penny is retained by us or CAPA to cover administration.

If you haven’t already made a donation, would you be able to give to the Train-A-Priest (TAP) Fund to help to support those would-be priests, many of whom have still to support their families while studying?

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 accept donations of 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.

If you are a UK payer of income or capital gains tax, the Church Times, through the Hymns Ancient & Modern charity, can recover 25p for every £1 that you give through Gift Aid. If you are eligible, please indicate this when making an online donation, or complete the form published two week’s ago and send it with your cheque.

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