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Sons & Friends of the Clergy trustee vacancies

Sons & Friends of the Clergy are seeking a new Chair and up to 5 trustees. With the support of Jeremy Moodey, the Chief Executive , the charity’s board are now looking to craft a fresh strategy and approach to governance that will take the organisation through the coming years.

The Rt Revd David Rossdale, Senior Treasurer says: “This is a very exciting time for the charity. Thanks to the generosity of supporters and benefactors over the years, we are strongly placed financially to respond to the growing challenges facing those in ordained Anglican ministry. With almost 20,000 serving clergy in the Church of England alone, together with many thousands more who are training for or who have retired from active ministry, plus serving and retired clergy in other Anglican Provinces, our beneficiaries and their dependants come from a wide range of locations and backgrounds and have many different needs. Most flourish in ministry or retirement, but a minority struggles. Financial problems are common, given modest stipends and pensions, and health, whether physical or mental, is often under pressure.

“But financial hand-outs are not always the answer. Which is why in recent years the charity has looked at new ways of serving our beneficiaries. In November 2017 the Privy Council agreed to expand our charitable objects to include the promotion of health. This change is timely, as clergy health and wellbeing (particularly mental health) are increasingly in focus within the Church of England, with recent debates in General Synod and a working party considering the terms of a possible ‘clergy covenant’.”

Closing date is 14th September. Full details of positions and to make an online application visit the Sons & Friends of the Clergy recruitment website