Donors in April

Warm thanks this month are extended to the congregation of Christ Church Morningside (Diocese of Edinburgh) for its generous donation to SEI’s Training Fund following the institution of the new Rector, the Revd Matthew Rushton, on 16 March. Money received in this way goes directly to supporting students training full-time via New College or the Mixed Mode pathway. Currently there are three candidates on these pathways. Donations to this Fund are always gratefully received.

The Scottish Episcopal Institute’s vision is to help develop leaders for the Scottish Episcopal Church, people who can help congregations grow in their faith and be active disciples and articulate witnesses in a changing world. The Training Fund was established several years ago to provide individuals and congregations with the opportunity to make specific donations to help fund the costs of full-time ordinands, that is those on the two pathways mentioned above.

SEI provides grants of up to £15,300 per year to such students. Based on the Fund’s current balance and assumed further annual income, there should be sufficient funds to fully fund such grants until the end of 2023. But from 2024 those funds will have been fully used,  and other sources of funding will have to be sought. Donations to the Fund are therefore increasingly crucial if we are to go on supporting those who are called to train this way for service in the SEC. 

Offerings uplifted at services of Licensing, Ordination and Institution are regularly given to the Fund. Likewise several clergy and Lay Readers across the Province kindly donate their deputising (locum) fees to the Fund, as do some Pastoral Supervisors from the payment they receive for that work.

Perhaps those examples have inspired you to think of ways in which you might support current and future full-time students? If so, please be in touch with us at SEI using the Contact Form and details of how to give will be sent to you.

 SEI is also very grateful to the Revd Katrina O’Neill for the gift of clerical shirts, money from the sale of which went to the Brazil Fund.

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