Independent wellbeing charity

Clergy Support Trust is the largest charity focused on the well-being of Anglican clergy and their families, supporting thousands of households across the UK, Ireland, Diocese of Europe, and Diocese of Sodor and Man.

We were founded in 1655. Independent from the Church, inclusive, and impartial, we have never been more needed. Today, we provide an expanding range of grants and support services.

Here to serve

In the Church of England today there are around 20,000 serving clergy. In addition, there are hundreds of clergy in the Church in Wales, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the Church of Ireland, and many thousands of retired clergy. We are privileged to serve these in times of need.

We also offer support for people training for Anglican ministry (ordinands), along with their families, spouses or partners and widows and widowers of clergy.

How we serve

Perhaps best-known for providing financial grants we also offer mental and physical health support through a visiting caseworker team, and work with specialist Partners to deliver essential services, like counselling and occupational therapies.

We also provide funding towards the work of Organisations that directly support clergy households.

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How you can help

Please consider giving towards our vital work with clergy and their families in times of need.