Can you help us

The Charity has historic funds worth over £600k which are carefully invested. However, the income that these investments generate is not sufficient for the scope of grants that we like to offer.

We are, therefore, dependant on the generosity of individuals and parishes, either by direct gifts, or by collections at special services (e.g. inductions, licensing, confirmations), or by fund raising events.


Donations can be made

  • by BACS (see below),
  • by cheque.
    Cheques should be made out to "LMDC Charity" (please include the word 'Charity'), and sent to the Treasurer, Rev John Fry at The Vicarage, 2, Piercing Hill, Theydon Bois, CM16 7JN
    (NB cheques already issued in early 2021 and made out to Essex Clergy Charity will still be honoured by Barclays for a short while)
  • or by cash (e.g. in collections at special services)

The treasurer is happy to give further advice, and can be contacted here.

Bank details for a BACS transfer are as follows. Please include a reference to enable us to identify the donor, and send an email to the Treasurer advising of what you have done.

Bank: Barclays Braintree
Sort Code: 20‐97‐40
Account number: 80380407
Account Name: LMDC Charity

Since we are a registered charity, we can also reclaim Gift Aid if a declaration is made.
As this adds 25% to every donation this is invaluable to us.


Gift Aid

Please click here to make an online Gift Aid declaration.

Please note that Gift Aid can also be claimed on the Small Donations Scheme for collections in special services.


Special Services

If you are organising a special service or fund-raising event for the Charity, the the following form of words might be helpful for inclusion in publicity, programmes or Orders of Service.


The Charity for Licensed Ministers in the Diocese of Chelmsford

(formerly known as Essex Clergy Charity Corporation)

Our ministers give a great deal – but sometimes they are the ones who need to be on the receiving end. Emails continue to ping and the phone continues to ring even when ministers have problems of their own.

Fortunately, help is at hand: the LMDC Charity offers an immediate response to the needs of hard‐pressed clergy and a few lay ministers – and  their dependants – throughout the Diocese of Chelmsford (covering the whole of Essex, much of East London, and a small part of Cambridgeshire)

The size of each year’s grants depends largely upon the generosity of individuals and parishes. Everyone here will have a strong sense of appreciation for the dedication of clergy and licensed lay ministers who have served us through the years, making this the perfect opportunity to express our gratitude.

[Registered Charity 239238]