Direct grants for our Clergy and their families
As a Christian charity, we are mindful of the financial challenges facing clergy families and seek to assist at times of need.
The Charity provides a grant to clergy in the dioceses of Durham and Newcastle who need to move from diocesan housing to their own houses upon retirement.
The Charity is informed by each diocese of clergy movements, including retirements, and when notice is given by the diocese the grant is made.
Over £390,000 given to clergy families in 2022
Funding projects across the dioceses of Durham and Newcastle
We work closely with the dioceses of Durham and Newcastle to understand how financial resources can have the most impact in supporting clergy and their work, taking account of changing needs and what makes the Charity’s work relevant in modern society.
We are delighted to support diocesan clergy counselling, which is a leading example of such a service enabling clergy and clergy families to access high quality professional support when it is most needed.
Annual increases in referrals in recent years is testament to how highly it is valued and the benefit the service provides to users and to the diocese.
Projects across the dioceses of Durham and Newcastle
Supporting the work of clergy and the community
The diocesan projects we support are wide ranging, although all are designed to support clergy within those dioceses and further diocesan mission. Long running projects include spiritual and vocational wellbeing, clergy counselling and challenging poverty. Further to those, in our tercentennial year we also supported projects that advanced education and assisted with mental health.
As a Christian charity we have been helping clergy and their families for over 300 years
Lord Crewe specified that our grant giving should include the support of necessitous clergy. Over the centuries the needs of clergy continue to change and we seek to adapt our grant funding to provide support where it will have the greatest impact.