The Scottish Episcopal Institute’s vision is to help develop a new generation of 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 SEI Training Fund has been established to provide individuals and congregations with the opportunity to make specific donations to help fund the costs of full-time ordinands – that is, those combining their studies at SEI with a degree through a Scottish University or training via the Mixed Mode pathway.
SEI provides grants of up to £14,300 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 2023. Donations to the Fund are 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.