Donors in July-August

In the past two months the ‘SEI Training Fund’ has benefitted from receiving deputising fees which would otherwise have been paid to two members of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway, the Revd Sally Gorton and Lay Reader Ray Gascoigne. Both kindly requested that their fees be donated to the Fund, and Treasurers in the host congregations have accordingly made the relevant arrangements.  

We thus thank the following charges: St Oswald’s Kings Park, St Michael’s Helensburgh and St Mary’s, Port Glasgow (Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway). Such money goes directly to supporting students training full-time, that is via New College or the Mixed Mode pathway.

The Fund is also augmented from time to time by money collected at ordinations and services of licensing and institution.  In this regard we thank the congregations of St Martin’s, Dundee and St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee (Diocese of Brechin) for their generous donations following the recent licensing services of the Revd Roxanne Campbell as Priest-in-Charge (Transitional Minister) for St Martin’s Dundee and ‘Priest for Outreach’ at the Cathedral. In the latter newly created role, Roxanne will support Provost Elizabeth and the Cathedral congregation as they recover from pandemic constraints and seek to engage with the wider community in Dundee city centre.

We are also immensely grateful for the hugely generous legacy received this month from the estate of the late Mrs Mary Haggart. Through investment, this will produce the kind of annual income which will ensure the continuation of generous annual bursaries through the Alastair Haggart Bursary Award scheme for decades to come. Applications for next year’s bursary will be invited in October through a news item on this site.

And finally, our grove at the Trees for Life hillside estate at Dundreggan in Glenmoriston continues to grow steadily; check it out.