Suffolk Clergy Charity

This charity is for the relief of retired clergy; and the widows, widowers and other dependants of deceased clergy of the Church of England who either:

1) were at any time instituted or licensed in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

2) are resident in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich having been instituted or licensed in any other Diocese in the UK or elsewhere in the Anglican Communion. 

Charity no. 1002233. For further information please email:

Or alternatively, please download our leaflet including an application form: Leaflet | PDF

Frances Ashton's Charity

This charity helps serving and retired members of Clergy of the Church of England and widow(er)s of clergy now deceased. Since 1747 Frances Ashton’s Charity has been helping those who spend their lives serving God and their parish. They will consider a modest grant for almost any purpose which is causing financial hardship. For example: a new pair of glasses; respite care break for a disabled family dependent; family holiday or repair of a broken boiler.  Particular priorities for support include unforeseeable emergencies, medical or care needs for the applicant or their dependents. In some cases, the trustees may be able to help at any point during the year. There are a few exceptions where the Charity is unable to help, for example private education.
If you are a serving or retired member of the clergy of the Church of England or the widow/widower of a member of the clergy who has passed away and you are suffering hardship, please request an application form and full guidance notes from the Trust Administrator.
Telephone: 07775 717 606 | Email:

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