Welcome to the website of the Fellowship of St John Trust (UK) Association – an Anglican charity 'Serving God…Serving Others…Transforming Lives.'
The Trust administers a group of charities associated with the Anglican Religious Order of The Society of St John the Evangelist (SSJE). Community life for the monks ended in May 2012 and the Trust provides for the remaining monks who now live as Religious Solitaries.
The majority of the focus of the Trust is as a grant making body in works missionary and educational for the building of the Kingdom of Christ. We take as our guide and inspiration the many generations of service of the monks of SSJE, who worked throughout the UK and in Africa, India, the Americas and Japan. Our Fellowship Ministries in particular continue to deliver and develop the spirit of service as exemplified by the monks – supporting the Church in our time to respond to the call of mission by incarnational and local initiatives.
The monks of SSJE were a community of priests and lay brothers who greatly encouraged the ministry of those beyond the monastery walls, including the vocations of lay people. The Trust recalls this inheritance through The Bernard Mizeki Grants which funds ministry given by the laity. Bernard Mizeki was a lay catechist of SSJE who worked in southern Africa. His work was courageous even unto death – he died a martyr in 1896.
The Father Benson Scholarship is named after the founder and first Superior General of SSJE. The scholarship is available to seminarians at St Stephen's House, Oxford who are engaging in higher theological study.
The Holy Childhood Trust was founded by the Religious Sisterhood of the Holy Childhood and funds Church ministry and education with children ages 4 – 11.
The St George's Trust supports clergy, seminarians and students (18 -25) with modest study grants.
More details and application forms can be found on the pages associated with each area of our charitable activity – you will also find news of the Trust's work and information about the Society and Fellowship of St. John the Evangelist.
The Trustees meet quarterly and applications are considered at the following meeting. Please appreciate that there can be greater calls upon our resources than we are able to give to. We seek to balance our giving regionally in the UK and abroad and prioritise those projects that continue the mission of the Church within the ethos of the Society and Fellowship of St John.
"The Fellowship of St John (UK) Trust Association is an Anglican charity whose mission is
building the Kingdom of Christ by ministry to the needs of God's people"
The Fellowship of St John is an Anglican charity whose objectives are to:
• Have gospel values at its heart and exists to promote them
• Develop Christian mission in the UK and abroad
• Promote Christian education
• Equip and enable others to develop their own and others' discipleship
• Encourage Fellowship ministries
• Promote the monastic life as a particular expression of Christian mission.