Churches Mutual Credit Union (CMCU)
CMCU is a not-for-profit member-owned savings and loans co-operative established in 2014 by various UK churches, including the Church of England. It offers its members savings and loan products, including car and restructuring loans. We have recently started a partnership with CMCU in relation to debt restructuring loans for eligible clergy with personal unsecured debt of between £5,000 and £20,000.
Holy Rood House
In 2018 we started a new partnership with the Holy Rood House Centre for Health and Pastoral Care in North Yorkshire. As with Sheldon, we support the uncovered costs of eligible beneficiaries who stay at Holy Rood House for pastoral, counselling or other support.
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK)
The largest Christian publisher in the UK and the third oldest British publishing house operating today. SPCK's aim is to make Christian ideas and values relevant and accessible to people of all faiths and none. Today, they publish quality books and resources under SPCK Publishing, IVP UK, Marylebone House and Sheldon Press. We work in partnership with SPCK to provide a free library resource to those training for ordained Anglican ministry, the Ordinand Library.
Sheldon (Mary and Martha)
Sheldon is an independent charity whose converted farm complex near Exeter is run by a lay community. It supports people in ministry and/or partners, especially at times of stress, crisis, burnout or breakdown. The specialist work is set within a more broadly based retreat and education framework. Individual units of accommodation are available for private retreats alongside a programme of led retreats and bespoke events like the 12,000-mile Service weeks and clergy family holiday weeks. We support Sheldon’s ministry (for eligible beneficiaries) with an annual grant.
The Sheldon Hub
An online community of practice for people in ministry of all denominations with a secure login and the option to contribute anonymously. Wide-ranging forum conversations cover everything from day to day practicalities of ministry (The Kitchen Table) to space for seeking urgent help from peers at difficult times (The Surgery). Good quality space online to complement the residential resources available at Sheldon.
StepChange Debt Charity
StepChange is a UK debt charity offering free debt advice and money management support to around 650,000 people a year. Debt advice is provided online or over the phone. We have recently started a partnership with StepChange in relation to debt support for eligible clergy with personal unsecured debt of more than £20,000.
Terrys Cross House
Terrys Cross House is a registered care home situated in the West Sussex countryside. Retirement accommodation and care for those associated with the Church of England are given a priority (clergy, missionaries, their dependents and those associated). Terrys Cross House also provides respite care, which can be useful for those requiring short-term care and support, particularly if recovering from a medical procedure. We support a number of eligible residents in relation to their uncovered residential care costs, through a quarterly grant.
The College of St Barnabas
A residential community of retired Anglican clergy and church members, set in the countryside of Surrey. The College offers a place of security for residents and includes nursing care, respite care and residential care. We support a number of eligible residents in relation to their residential, care and nursing costs through an annual grant.
The OT Practice
The OT Practice is an independent Occupational Therapy company specializing in providing expert clinical occupational therapy services nationwide. Their aim is to give people their independence, both in daily living and from ongoing OT treatment. We’ve recently partnered with the OT Practice to offer OT assessments to eligible beneficiaries, when considering grant requests towards health-related equipment or adaptations.