Ministry Bursary Awards 2013
The Ecclesiastical Ministry Bursary Awards have helped hundreds of ministers to finance their extended study leave. In fact, established in 1987, in Ecclesiastical’s centenary year, nearly 1,000 members of the clergy have now received awards for a wide range of extended leave projects and plans.
“For over 25 years Ecclesiastical has provided financial support to members of the clergy for their extended study leave. In these financially difficult times, we are especially grateful to Ecclesiastical for continuing to offer such crucial support to the clergy. The Ministry Bursary Awards give financial help to those taking time out from busy ministries for spiritual reflection and personal development during this time, so helping clergy to develop their personal mission and ministry.”
Venerable Christine Froude - Archdeacon of Malmesbury.
The window for applications to support extended study leave in 2014 is now open, and will close on 30 September 2013.
Please download the PDF and type your answers directly into the form and then email it to email@example.com together with a copy of a letter of endorsement from your Bishop or Archdeacon.
Entries for an award must fulfil the following criteria:
Awards are open to individual clergy in the Anglican Churches in England, Scotland and Wales All clergy applying for the awards must be in full-time stipendiary ministry in an Anglican Church and must have been ordained for at least 10 years.
Applications are also open to church dignitaries – Archdeacons, Bishops and Deans.
Awards are provided for extended study leave only and not for long term courses such as PhD or university fees (although fees for a course during an extended study leave will be considered).
Entries must be made on the form provided which can be downloaded here.
Judging of the 2014 entries will take place during November 2013 and awards will be made in December 2013. The amount of the individual awards will be judged on the following criteria:
Value to the individual applicant
Benefit to the wider church
Financial support already committed from other sources
The strength of the endorsement from a Bishop or Archdeacon supporting your plans
This section is not regulated by the FSA.