the english clergy assocation

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Grants for Clergy of the Church of England - rest from duty.

The English Clergy Association represents the interests of the English Clergy, and provides helpful advice, legal information and modest grants for holidays for clergy. The ECA has not only clergy, but also lay members, and now churchwardens.

The E.C.A. publishes the acclaimed members' magazine Parson & Parish edited by the Reverend Alec Brown and Father Philip Corbett.

The Association is a Membership organization, although within the constraints of the fact that no staff are employed its Officers do try to give information to anybody who asks - even when he telephones from the United States..... Costs are largely the publication of Parson & Parish, a non-party magazine published continuously since 1938, and the postages, telephone calls, etc., of the Office and Officers, and necessary travel costs of the Association's elected Council Members. Subscriptions and Donations are very important. Legacies would be very welcome. Then we could expand the work, hopefully. The Association itself (unlike the Benefit Fund, which is Registered under No. 258559 with the Charity Commission) is not, and cannot be, a charity.

The contact person for the Association is Peter M. Smith.

The Rt. Rev'd and Rt. Hon. the Lord Bishop of London is the Patron of the Association.

Its President is Councillor Professor Sir Anthony Milnes Coates, Bt., B.Sc., M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.Path.

We are honoured that The Rt. Hon. the Lord Cormack has agreed to continue as Parliamentary Vice-President, and congratulate him warmly on his elevation to the House of Lords.

E.C.A. Members

The English Clergy Association is funded entirely by its members (mostly members of the clergy paying £10 pa) and by donations.

Cheques should be made out to "THE ENGLISH CLERGY ASSOCIATION" and Legacies expressed to be left to The English Clergy Association, 36 High Street, Silverton, Exeter, EX5 4JD for the purposes of the general funds controlled by the Council of the Association.

Whereas funds for the CHARITY should be sent to the Exeter address, above, Donations to the ASSOCIATION itself should be sent to The P.A. to Professor Sir Anthony Milnes Coates, Helperby Hall, Helperby, York YO61 2QP.

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The grants it makes to clergy of the Church of England who need a rest from duty are funded from a separate Fund, accumulated over some years, and administered as a Registered Charity. This really does help to enable clergy and their families to take a holiday away from home - also, as a rule, the clergy workplace, and often not exactly a restful place to be in.

We hope this web site has been useful to you and that in return you would be prepared to make a donation to the E.C.A..- cheques "English Clergy Association".

Should you wish, in preference, or in addition, to support our Charitable Grants, a gift aid form can be printed via the link below which should be sent together with a cheque made out to The English Clergy Association Benefit Fund to:

Peter M. Smith

The English Clergy Association,
36 High Street,

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