the english clergy assocation

holiday grants


Holiday Grants are made, in many cases of a sufficient size to make a significantly helpful contribution to clergy (and their family's) enjoyment of human life.  The ECA Benefit Fund appreciates very much any Legacies, Donations (Gift Aided if possible) and Church Collections, all of which can increase the amount we are able to give in Holiday Grants to very appreciative clergy and their families for a rest from duty.

Holiday Grant applications are made to the Almoner: The Reverend G. Richard W. Hall, M.A., LL.B., 45 Howard Park, Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria CA11 0TU

A Christian family is offering holidays in their beautiful 6-bedroomed country house in France to members of the English Clergy Association at a discounted price. This 13th Century Manor with private pool is located in a secluded and peaceful location near Agen in the Lot et Garonne region of France. The house sleeps up to 14 people and is around a one hour drive from Bordeaux, Toulouse and Bergerac airports. It is only a five-minute drive from the local village of Aiguillon with its shops and twice-weekly farmers market. The house is available from March to Mid-June and September to the end of November, January and February. The family hopes that the house will serve as a place of prayer, relaxation and enjoyment for those who visit.

To book a holiday please contact for further details.

A Christian family loan out their home in Portsmouth, next to the Cathedral, and this offer is extended to Clergy members of our Association. The house has five bedrooms, four with en-suite, sleeping 10 - 14, multiple living spaces, a well equipped kitchen and a garden with seating area. Children are welcome. For details of how to book please contact Richard Hall,