'We believe we can do things better together
than we can do alone'
Deanery School Governor Appointment forms should be completed and sent to the Area Dean when wanting new Governors appointed or current ones renewed. Download the Appointment Form.
The Church and racial injustice
A reading list from the Dean of Cultural Diversity HERE
The Full report by Alan Piggot is HERE
His Power Point from Feb 2014 is HERE
Church Life, health and growth tools
2015 Research into what England believes HERE
A Job description for church wardens
'Seeing Change' money talk and leaders resources.
By The Contextual Theology Centre
'Church schools now and in the future' HERE
Jan Aisworth's slides shown at Chapter Jan 2013
St Martin Grants.
Financial help for those in need can be applied for by parish clergy. Applications are considered by the Area Dean and Rev Jane Hodges (Sub Dean with resp for St Martins grants) and reported to the Deanery Standing committee.
Stepney area is awarded a small annual block grant by the St Martin in the Fields Vicar's Relief Fund.
This fund is to prevent homelessness and to help enable people to sustain their tenancies.
It can be awarded for a range of needs including: clearing of rent arrears, paying a rent deposit, buying essential items for the home or can be awarded to someone who is currently without accommodation.
The grant will only be awarded where other funds are not available and this is the last resort, so it is not really suitable for those parishes that have trusts of their own to meet need.
For an informal chat about the criteria please phone Jane Hodges on 020 7987 8625.
Applications should be made, by e-mail, to Dawn Bigsby firstname.lastname@example.org and must include the following information.
Name of parish making the referral
Name of applicant
Age of applicant
Names and ages of any dependents
Address of applicant (if applicable)
Confirmation that there are no parish funds that could meet this need.
Ethnic origin of applicant
Brief description of the need that has presented itself, this must be related to the criteria for the grant and demonstrate how the money can help prevent homelessness or aid someone who is homeless.
For more information click here
Read St Martin-in-the-Fields own testimony here