Help for serving and retired members of the 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.
The Frances Ashton Charity will consider a modest grant for almost any purpose which is causing financial hardship. For example, we could help with:
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 have a hardship, please ask us for an application form and the full guidance notes.
For an application form and guidance please contact the Trust Administrator.