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Support available from the Clergy Support Trust

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Clergy Support Trust provides a wide range of grants and services to Anglican clergy and their families, across the UK, Ireland, Diocese in Europe and the Diocese of Sodor and Man.

In 2022, they helped more than 2,300 households, including over 1 in every 6 of all serving Church of England clergy. The Trust are independent from the Church, confidential, impartial and inclusive.

Many of their grants are available for households that meet a simple savings and property threshold. Applicants are encouraged to use their handy Eligibility Checker, to see how may be able to walk alongside them in their lives and ministry.

How they can help
The Clergy Support Trust is here for clergy at every stage of their journey, from their initial training to retirement. Ordinands and Curates can access a free online library of over 1,300 titles, and last year they provided almost 300 grants, totaling £257,000, to support retired clergy.

In 2022, they provided over £950k to support clergy with the cost of living, including over £250k to help with energy bills. The crisis continues to be a source of concern and difficulty for hundreds of clergy families.

Time away from the parish is vital for clergy and their families. That’s why they also fund holidays, retreats and respite breaks, fitness, and leisure or sabbaticals. The Trust also provides help with physical and mental health, including diagnostic tests, counseling, and help with insomnia or poor sleep.