Applications will only be considered if both references have been received. The onus is on the applicant to ensure that they are submitted to the Clerk.
Successful applicants will be reimbursed with the cost of books purchased on submission of receipts. Book grants lapse if not taken up within six months.
Ordinands who are awarded a book grant may apply for a further grant in each subsequent year of pre-ordination training. Further references etc. are not required, but a brief progress report should be submitted each year with a booklist. Applicants in their final year of pre-ordination training are also asked to provide a description of the parish where they are to serve, if known.
After ordination beneficiaries may be considered for a further book grant of £350 during their first year of ordained ministry. Further references are not required, but applicants are asked to provide the trustees with a brief description of the parish in which they serve, and an honest appraisal of their diocese’s IME provision.
Beneficiaries are asked to send an Ember Card to the Clerk so that the Trustees may pray for them when they are about to be ordained.
The deadlines for applications are published here.