EMMANUEL UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, CAMBRIDGE emmanuel-urc.org.uk The John Hall Fund Bursary A 3-month study and experience visit in Cambridge
The John Hall Mission Bursary is offered to enable ministers or church workers to spend three months as guests of the Emmanuel United Reformed Church, Cambridge. The purpose of this bursary is to give an opportunity to share in the life of the church in Cambridge engaged in activity related to the mission of the church in an environment different from their own. The guest will be able to experience and observe appropriate aspects of church work in the UK. This might involve sharing in some pastoral work, investigating areas relating to social justice with which the URC is conerned or considering how the URC uses lituurgy as an interpretation of our shared theology. The next bursary is being offered in particular to ministers, pastors or church workers from Central or East European countries who are members of Reformed Churches or else are in sympathy with the theology and worship of the Reformed Church. The John Hall Fund Committee will seek to arrange such visits and activities as may be appropriate to enrich this experience for our guest. There are no age limits for applicants but in general they should have spent a minimum of three years as full or part-time workers within the context of the life of a church. Candidates should have a working knowledge of English though total fluency is not essential..
The bursary covers living costs for the successful applicant during the three months in Cambridge together with return travel to Cambridge and costs of any visits which are arranged during this time. We regret that we are not able to offer funding also for a husband or wife or dependants. There is some flexibility as to the period when the bursary would be taken up but this will not be before September 2014. The most probable periods are
September - December 2014 January - April 2015 March - June 2015 September - December 2015
Emmanuel is a vibrant church which, besides the regular services and worship meetings, offers a wide range of activities both within the church community and for the public generally. The church is located in the heart of Cambridge and within the area of the University and constituent colleges. Full information about the work and acttivites at Emmanuel can be found on our web site which is emmanuel-urc.org.uk
The bursary does not entitle the holder to participate in any of the formal teaching of the university but we are fortunate that there are many events and facilities open to the public generally such as public lectures, the very fine Art Gallery, the Botanical Gardens, Drama and outstanding Music. There is much to stimulate and fill a visitors' spare time.
Applications should be made by 20th March at the latest and it is hoped that interviews can be held either in Cambridge or at a centre in one of the Central European countries (dependant on the range of applicants ) within a few weeks of that date. A covering letter giving more detail about the applicants' experience, skills and interests and the names and contact details of two referees should be enclosed with the application and should be
sentpreferably by e-mail to or by post to Roger Wicks, 30, Percheron Close, Cambridge CB24 9YX, UK ( Tel. 00441223 234706 )
Roger Wicks ( Convenor , The John Hall Fund Committee, Emmanuel URC )