LENT is over, but we give our readers a few more weeks to contribute to the Church Times Train-A-Priest (TAP) Fund.
Another week of headlines about the rising cost of living in the UK has the potential to depress donations — but we have confidence in our readers. We are sure that they realise the crippling effect that rising prices have in Africa, where few people have the financial cushions that still apply in the developed world.
This makes every donation, large or small, to fund training for ordinands in Africa all the more urgent. Bursaries are distributed via our partners in the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa (CAPA). Not a penny is retained by them or by the Church Times for administering the TAP Africa Fund. Every penny goes direct to ordinands for their support while training.
We are pleased to repeat the words of the Principal of St Philip’s Theological College, Maseno, in Kenya, the Revd Leonard Mulogo: “I express my heartfelt thanks for your continued financial, spiritual, and moral support. It is our sincere prayer . . . that our warm diplomatic and fruitful collaboration will not cease . . . since this is to the glory and honour of God’s ministry.”
How to donate to the TAP Fund
Please complete the form in last week’s paper if you wish to send a cheque or charity voucher. But we would 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 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.
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 a form and send it with your cheque.