The Trust was set up in memory of Rev’d Bert Errey (1918-1992). He was the Vicar of Wolverton parish (Warwickshire) and retired to Ringmer where he assisted with services.
The Bert Errey Trust aims to bring together two dominant strands in Bert’s thinking; his lifelong interest and concern for the ‘Third World’ (stemming from his own upbringing in the West Indies) and equally his longstanding commitment to the ecumenical movement.
The Trust gives grants to assist with travel costs etc. for teenagers and young people from Ringmer and Wolverton (Warwickshire) to visit centres such as Taize and Iona, or to attend ecumenical work-camps, workshops and conferences where they can meet Christians from different countries, cultures and denominations and thus gain a wider vision of God’s kingdom.
Since the trust started in 1992 about 20 grants have been given to young people from Ringmer and Wolverton. They have varied in amount from £30 given to cover the cost of travel to a local Diocesan conference for young people to over £200 to cover the cost of travel to South Africa, where the recipient was to work as a volunteer in Kurland Township.
The Trustees ( a churchwarden from each of the two parishes and a member of the Errey family) are now inviting applications from young people in both parishes with a view to making money available for travel in 2017. Application forms, with further details, are available from Anne Stamper (Secretary of Ringmer PCC and Clerk to the Trust) or here.