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Our aims

The vision of the trust is to support the training of men and women for Christian mission, ministry and service. It is rooted in the words of Jesus in Matthew 9:38 ‘Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.’ Recognising that all disciples have a calling to serve in God’s mission, we nevertheless believe that the mission of God is blessed when people receive training and develop skills which can be used in whole-life service and ministry. The aim of the trust is to enable those people whom God is calling to receive that training and develop the necessary skills for gospel ministry.

The trust has its focus on the parish of Claygate, in two particular ways:

  • in supporting those currently within the parish to explore their call from God and receive whatever training and support they need for full-time service
  • in offering support to those who wish to combine training in Christian ministry with a placement or other role at Holy Trinity Church.

Specifically, our aims are:

  • To advance the Christian religion for the benefit of the public through the provision of grants to fund training in Christian ministry of people from the parish of Claygate. Such grants to be in respect of training roles or courses, maintenance allowances, travel or other expenses related to undertaking training in Christian ministry.
  • To advance the Christian religion in Claygate for the benefit of the public through the provision of grants to fund training of people employed by the parish of Claygate for training in Christian ministry. Such grants to be in respect of training roles or courses, maintenance allowances, travel or other expenses related to undertaking training in Christian ministry. The CCMT is a registered charity, number 1162297.

Who we are

The trustees are Mark Chapman (Chair), Bill Lowe (Treasurer), Gillian Hall (Secretary), Philip Plyming (Vicar of Holy Trinity Church), Anna Lise Gordon, CJ Hamper, John Smith. The Incumbent and church wardens of Holy Trinity Church are ex officio trustees.

Who we've supported

The following are examples of people the CCMT has supported through grants:

  • John White's ordination training in Bristol
  • Sarah Tapp's ordination training
  • Jamie Blake in a three year course in Theology and Youth Ministry whilst on staff at HTC.

Applying for grants

We welcome applications for all grants that fit within the aims of the trust in supporting the training of men and women for Christian mission, ministry and service, with a particular focus on the parish of Claygate.

To apply for a grant, please read our Grant making Policy to check whether your application meets our criteria for qualification.  If it does, please complete an application form and send it to the secretary of the Trust.

Legacies

We welcome donations to the trust, whether through a one-off gift or a bequest. Please contact our treasurer if you are interested in helping us in this way.

All gifts to charities in wills are tax-free because gifts to your church and other charities are deducted from the value of your estate when inheritance tax (IHT) is calculated. Currently (2014-2015 tax year), IHT is payable on estates worth more than £325,000 at a rate of 40%. Moreover, if you leave gifts to charity (including churches) in your will totalling 10% (or more) of the value of your estate, the rate of IHT you pay will be only 36%. Inheritance tax can be complicated, and you are advised to seek specialist tax advice if your estate is large or your affairs are complex.

Contact Details

Secretary:
Gillian Hall
ccmt-secretary
@holytrinityclaygate.org.uk

Treasurer:
Bill Lowe
ccmt-treasurer
@holytrinityclaygate.org.uk

Address:
CCMT,
Holy Trinity Church,
Church Lane,
Claygate,
KT10 0JP

Downloads

Grant making policy (PDF)

Application Form (Word)