The Ordinands’ Association exists to support and represent all those in training for ordination – whether part-time or full-time, in college or on a course. We represent the needs and views of ordinands to the Church of England’s Ministry Division via a network of elected representatives, who meet together every term. Our aim is that all ordinands receive the best possible training for ministry.
Not heard of us before? We were, until recently, known as the Association of Ordinands & Candidates for Ministry (AOCM).
The Richards Trust is a fund administered by SPCK, with the purpose of assisting ordinands in financial need. It does not provide scholarships, or fund books or placements. Rather, is a contingency fund to help ordinands who fall into financial difficulty during the course of their training. The trust deed stipulates that candidates must be under the age of 40 and preparing for ordination in the Church of England.
The application procedure is very simple, and the Trustees consider each application as it arrives so that a response can be made swiftly and a grant, if awarded, paid without delay.
Full details can be found here.