Donors in May

Warm thanks this month are extended to the congregations of St Adrian, Gullane and St Baldred, North Berwick (Diocese of Edinburgh) for the generous donation to SEI’s Training Fund following the Ordination to the priesthood of the Revd Dr Jane Edwards on 22 April; and to the congregation of St Fillan’s, Buckstone (Diocese of Edinburgh) for their kindness likewise in donating the offering gathered at the Institution of their new Priest-in-Charge, the Revd Michael Johns-Perring on 30 March. Money received in these ways 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.

As well as such offerings, the Fund is regularly boosted by the generosity of clergy and Lay Readers across the Province who kindly donate their deputising (locum) fees, as do some Pastoral Supervisors with regard to the payment they receive for that work. This month the Fund has benefitted from receiving deputising fees that would otherwise have gone to the Revd Sally Gorton for her work with the congregations of Holy Trinity, Motherwell and St John the Evangelist, Greenock (Glasgow and Galloway); we thank Sally and those two congregations for their generosity.

SEI is also very grateful to the Revd Canon Dr Alison Peden (St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane) and Mrs Carol Lovett (Glasgow and Galloway) for their kind donations of theology books, money from the sale of which will go to the Brazil Fund.

Alas, we can accept no further donations of books, having now reached saturation point both as regards the SEI Library itself and what can be transported to Perth for onwards sale to the student body. Linda Harrison, SEI’s Administrator, has researched some methods that can be used by those wishing to pass on theological books. She has compiled a list of online resale sites which have been road-tested by SEI staff and found to operate well, and this she will pass on to anyone wishing to donate books to SEI.

If you’d like a copy of this list, please use the Contact Page. Money made by using these sites can then easily be donated to SEI’s Brazil Fund by BACS if wished.

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