Most clergy households now have an income equivalent to, or greater than, the average household income in the UK. Access to state benefits has further improved the financial situation of many clergy households.

However, Sons & Friends recognises that there are circumstances where the income of a clergy household (or that of a widowed, divorced or separated clergy partner) is not sufficient to support the particular situation of the household. In such circumstances, one-off grants may be available.

All support is provided by our small team of grants officers and is completely confidential. Please do contact them with any concerns about eligibility on 020 7799 3696 or

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