Trust Funds

The funds entrusted to the Association or Trust are designated for support of the work of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East, and are administered in consultation with the Central Synod or individual dioceses.


The Jerusalem And The Middle East Church Association Funds

Restricted Funds

MEDICAL

Newton Fund (incorporating Isabella Bailey Fund)

Created from a legacy, the income from which was to be used for providing medical services for the Arabs in Jordan.  To be used at the discretion of the Bishop of Jerusalem.             

Isabella Bailey Fund

Formerly The Isabella Bailey Charity for the Evangelical Hospital of St Luke. The income is restricted for the benefit of St Luke’s Hospital, Nablus.

 

EDUCATIONAL

St. George's College (Hills) Fund                       

An amalgamation of the Hills Fund and the College Bursary Appeal Fund; to help students at St. George's College, Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Girls’ College and Worsley Fund                                 

These two funds were amalgamated in 1999 for the education of boys and girls anywhere within the Province, in consultation with the Central Synod.

The Moore-Steele and Revd Stephen Campbell Charity (endowment)

These two funds form an educational trust for Jordan and Israel, with allocation in consultation with the Bishop of Jerusalem. 

The Gobat-Stewart Fund                                  

For bursaries at St George’s School, Jerusalem

 

TRAINING FUNDS                                                      

The Graham Brown and Phillips Fund                       

A fund for the training of clergy with a preference for St George’s College, Jerusalem and for the training of Christian religious workers and for the furtherance of Christian studies.

 

 

OTHER RESTRICTED FUNDS

Mount Zion Cemetery Fund                            

By 1951, £2,000 from the Mandate Government was entrusted to J&EM by the Jamale and Mount Zion Cemeteries Board for investment to provide payment to the CWGC towards the cost of maintaining graves in Mount Zion Cemetery for which the CWGC is not itself responsible. 

Archchbishop's Assyrian Mission                      

Established by Archbishop Benson and was used under advice from the Archbishop of Canterbury.  In 1996 it was agreed by Lambeth Palace that income from the fund is to be used in future for work in the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, with particular reference to its work in Iraq and, where possible, the Assyrian Christians in that country.

 

Unrestricted but designated (by Directors) Funds

St George's College General Fund                            

The residue of funds allocated to meet general UK expenses of St George’s College, Jerusalem.                                                                                  

FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE CLERGY                        

General Ministry Fund                                      

This fund combines the Blair Fund, Endowment and Augmentation, the Jerusalem Chapter Endowment Fund and St Margaret’s (former children’s home) to form a single fund for the support of the Ministry in the JMECA area.

Bishop Cragg Travel Fund                              

Fund arises from contributions towards Bishop Cragg’s work, income is accumulated for the travel of Bishop Cragg or holders of similar appointments. 

Staff Welfare                                                     

This fund arising from old pension funds and provides income for the payment of gratuities to former and current employees.

TRAINING FUNDS                                                      

Phillips And Cane Fund

A gift made by Revd A Phillips which joined with a legacy from Miss Cane.  Was designated at the time to the training of clergy from Palestine.  The Wordsworth Fund, created in memory of the first president of J&EM, was later added; to fund a bursary for an English student to spend a year or more in Palestine (or in reverse). In November 2013 the whole Fund was re-designated "to fund training of clergy and lay leadership in the Province of the Episcopal church in Jerusalem and the Middle East."

 

Unrestricted and undesignated Funds

Legacy Reserve Fund                                         

The fund arises from the Directors’ established policy to capitalise unearmarked legacies.  The fund is used at the Directors’ discretion for any project but essentially it is treated as an emergency fund and the income is available to supplement grants where necessary.

A B Jones Discretionary Fund                        

Established in 1996 from the legacy of Mrs Jones, widow of the Revd A B Jones.  In her will, it was stated that the moneys could be added to the Revd AB Jones Bursary but to provide more flexibility the Directors exercised the discretion granted and establish this separate fund.  Should there be a shortfall in the income of the AB Jones Bursary Fund then income from the discretionary fund will be used.

 

Permanent Endowment Funds Unrestricted

The Mission Trust Limited's Charitable Gift                                   

Established by a 1987 scheme of the Charity Commission.  The income is to be used for religious and charitable purposes as Directors think fit after consultation with the Central Synod, not forgetting the earlier purpose of the needs of the Bishop responsible for Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.  The capital to be retained as a permanent endowment.


Other Charity Funds Administered By The Jerusalem And East Mission Trust

ST MARY’S WAQF                                          

Charity No 313916 - Unrestricted and undesignated Funds

A Trust naming the charity as St Mary’s Waqf was established by a Trust Deed dated 20th July 1967.  In 1968 JEMT was appointed sole Trustee.  The fund can be used in any part of the world but primarily in Egypt and the Middle East; for maintaining and operating educational and training establishments (not necessarily theological); the fees or travelling expenses of students of any age, assisting statutory authorities, voluntary and church organisations and institutions engaged in advancing education, furthering health, relieving poverty, distress and sickness, or in any other charitable activity; and undertaking educational, medical and sociological research.

 

TRUST PROPERTY HELD IN CONNECTION WITH THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN EGYPT

Charity No 253591 - Restricted Funds

(Formerly Anglican Church Trustees)

JEMT was appointed trustee in place of Anglican Church Trustees (Egypt) Limited of a trust created in 1967 and confirmed in 1974.  The beneficial interest in the assets to be used for the advancement of the religious and other charitable work of the Episcopal Church in Egypt and for the repair and maintenance of church properties scheduled in the Trust Deed and other charitable purposes in connection therewith.

 

THE ARTHUR BENJAMIN JONES TRAVEL BURSARY TRUST

Charity No 313581 - Restricted Funds

To help ordinands or priests of the Church  in Wales to study at St George’s College and Lampeter College, or elsewhere.

 

THE JERUSALEM BISHOPRIC FUND

Charity No 1124343 - Permanent Endowment Funds Restricted

To provide for an episcopal endowment for the Jerusalem Bishopric.  The area of benefit of the charity was subsequently extended to include the rest of the province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.