Supporting Livery companies
Supporting Livery companies
What does Clergy Support Trust do?
Clergy Support Trust provides support to Anglican clergy (serving and retired) and ordinands, and their families, in the UK & Ireland.
We are the UK's oldest and largest charity focused exclusively on supporting the wellbeing of Anglican clergy and their families.
Support is provided in the form of grants and services, for example:
- Emergency grants to meet smaller unexpected expenses
- Financial support grants when household income isn't enough
- Health grants for those with a physical or mental health conditions
- Sleep support for those with poor quality sleep or insomnia
- Wellbeing grants to help ensure they are physically and mentally refreshed to serve others
Clergy and their spouses/partners can apply directly online after a quick eligibility check. Our confidential grants team are available to help via 0800 389 5192 or firstname.lastname@example.org (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm).
If you know Anglican clergy (serving or retired) or a spouse/partner (including widow(er)s, divorced and separated), then please check they know about our support and share this 1-page summary, which includes how to get in touch.
Become a Steward of the Festival
Join this historic group of individuals who organised the Festival in its early days in the 17th and 18th centuries and who now support its costs.
Stewardship costs £50 a year minimum and enables your name to be included in the Order of Service and a ballot to process (when in-person services resume) into the cathedral at the beginning of the service.
Become a Governor of Clergy Support Trust
You can become a Governor of the charity, for a one-off donation of at least £100. This role involves holding the trustees to account, being an ambassador for the charity, and an advocate of our work.
Other ways to give
You can financially support our annual Festival and the work we do to support clergy and their families by:
- Bank Transfer / Standing Order
- Cheque made out to Clergy Support Trust and posted to our office at 1 Dean Trench Street, London SW1P 3HB
- Debit/credit card via Stewardship (monthly or one-off) or using the donation box above on this Festival page (put in a figure, next and then your card details)
- CAF Account (using our charity number: 207736)
If you are a taxpayer, please consider filling out a Gift Aid form which will help us to reclaim 25p for every £1 you give.
You might also wish to remember the charity in your will.
How did you film it?
To ensure a wonderful and safe experience we worked with Livewire Pictures to film the Festival Service.
Their experience working at St Paul's Cathedral on their 2020 carol service and with the BBC's Last night of the Proms ensures quality and that the production was COVID-safe.
Rather than having choirs travel, a minimal crew went to them, maintaining 2m distancing, wiping down equipment and using boom microphones.
The stories of people we support were filmed by Keith Blundy using the same COVID-safe approach. Footage of Archbishop Justin Welby was provided by Lambeth Palace and Guildhall provided footage of the Lord Mayor of the City of London.
How do I watch it on my TV?
If you would like to view the Festival Service on your TV there are three options:
1. Smart TV with YouTube
Most modern TVs have a means of showing YouTube videos, often through an app. The Festival Service is being broadcast on the St Paul's Cathedral YouTube channel so you can either search for 'St Paul's Cathedral' and find the video there or search for 'Clergy Support Trust 366th Festival Service'.
2. Cast from a mobile/tablet/computer
Either in your TV or using a device like a Google Chromecast, Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV stick you should be able to send video (called casting) directly from a device like your phone. Usually it is an icon that looks a bit like a wireless symbol but not pointing straight upwards.
3. Laptop wired up to your TV
Most laptops now come with an HDMI port, which is a bit bigger than a normal USB and is the standard cable you would plugin to a modern TV. Put a cable between the two and your computer will recognise the other screen. Then just drag this window onto that screen (check with your mouse first if you need to drag to the left or right).
Don't worry, there's no hurry!
Also, the service will be available until June 10th 2021 so you have time to get help if needed.
What about the 367th Festival in 2022?
We are hopeful of an in-person return to St Paul's Cathedral, which will be confirmed in mid-May. Traditionally the service is held on the second Tuesday of the month, which is 10 May 2022.
We are committed to ensuring the Festival and other events are as accessible as possible and will be looking at streaming options.
To receive occasional updates on our work (currently quarterly) and the Festival, please register your interest.