Our clergy are amazing and by donating to our Ministry Fund, you can help to support them.
Throughout the pandemic many parishes saw a considerably reduced income and as a result needed to reduce their ‘Parish Share’ contributions, which largely pay for our clergy. The shortfall was made up by reserves held by the Diocesan Board of Finance, but this is only a short-term solution.
The Ministry Fund was set up to enable individuals to contribute directly to stipend and wage costs within the Diocese.
Can you help?
Please continue to support your local church as your first priority.
However, if in addition to this, you are able to give to the ‘Diocese of Worcester Ministry Fund’, your donation will be used to help pay for our clergy. The ministry of clergy is so important for both those in the church and in our communities. They are hard at work and therefore the church receives no support from the government to pay for them. Can you help?
Fully costed, it costs around £64,000 to pay a full-time priest for a year (this includes training costs). Every gift of £20, £50 or £100 will make a real difference.
Some clergy are in the fortunate position not to need a full stipend. We are grateful to all those who offered to take a reduced stipend during the pandemic. However, reducing stipends is a very difficult process to manage, so please do consider contributing to this fund instead.
The more we raise, the less we will need from our churches. Please give now, as generously as you feel able, to ensure that we offer the love of God to as many people as we can at this time.
If you would prefer to send a donation by cheque, please make it payable to: 'Worcester DBF' and mark it clearly for the Diocese of Worcester Ministry Fund. This should then be sent to: Diocese of Worcester Ministry Fund, 16 Lowesmoor Wharf, Worcester, WR1 2RS.