This week the Diaconal Association of the Church of England (DACE)  closed its organisation.  They have a few funds to disburse:  please find the application form here:  Application for Final funding Bursaries 3-17-1

See the President’s letter to the bishops below.

From: The President

The Rev’d Deacon Ann Wren, B.Sc.

40, Park,

Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway


Tel: 01848 332543

Mobile 07900512062


Patron: The Archbishop of York

Dear Bishop

This letter is to inform you that following the decision at the Diaconal Association of the Church of England AGM the Association is now closed.  All members have now been informed.

We pray that National support for Distinctive Deacons will continue in some other form in the future. For the present time we hope you will continue to ensure there is provision for suitable training and CME for Distinctive Deacons in your diocese or group of dioceses.

As part of the closure process we do have some limited funds to disperse and the DACE Executive would like to offer support to the following in order of priority:

  • A social outreach project associated with the ministry of a Distinctive Deacon. The Project must be a registered charity in its own right or, be supported by your Diocese or Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.
  • Attendance at a training event (priority will be given to isolated deacons) and this can be an ecumenical gathering in the UK e.g. with the Methodist, Church of Scotland or Roman Catholic Church in England
  • Educational support for those in training for the ministry of Distinctive Diaconate.

Bursaries of a minimum of £200 will be distributed after the closing date for applications on 1st June 2017.

Applicants to the DACE President must describe the purpose and relevance to their ministry and be supported in writing by yourself or your Director of Ministry. (Form attached).

The form should be returned to me at:   40, Park, Thornhill, Dumfries and Galloway. DG3 5JP

by 1st June 2017.

Yours sincerely

The Reverend Deacon Ann Wren

President of DACE


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