A fund that has helped hundreds of clergy and their families with medical bills worldwide for 25 years is facing financial crisis.
The Personal Emergencies Fund, set up by the late Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Coggan in 1979, is supported by donations from individuals and churches, and interest from investments. “Over the past year, it has helped 35 people,” said Marjorie Murphy, the Director for Mission and Evangelism at the Anglican Communion Office in London. “But the needs have been so very great the money is drying up fast.” She added that every deserving case had so far been met but despite careful stewardship – by placing upper limits on financial requests – the fund would soon have to close.
The fund urgently requires assistance to continue meeting the needs of Anglicans who lack basic medical care. If you would like to donate to the fund, please send cheques (in US$ or £UK only) made out to “The Personal Emergencies Fund” at the Anglican Communion Office, St Andrew’s House, 16 Tavistock Crescent, London W11 1AP, UK.
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