Are you a Manse Bairn?


manse

mans/

noun

noun: manse; plural noun: manses

  1. 1a house provided for a minister of certain Christian Churches, especially the Scottish Presbyterian Church.


bairn

bɛːn/

noun  SCOTTISHNORTHERN ENGLISH

noun: bairn; plural noun: bairns

  1. 1a child.


P.K.

pee-kay/

acronym

Originally meant Preacher's Kid or Pastor’s Kid. M.K. is an acronym often used for ‘missionary kid’.

WHO ARE WE?


The Manse Bairns Network is a fellowship of sons and daughters of the Church of Scotland (whether in Scotland or beyond).


Our official title is more formal – the Glasgow Society of the Sons and Daughters of Ministers of the Church of Scotland – a charity formed in 1790 by sons of the manse in business and careers. Despite the name, there is no geographical constraint over those who are supported.



WHAT WE DO


The carefully managed investments resulting from early fundraising provide the vast bulk of the funds available for grant-giving today.


The focus of our work is to provide:


  1. financial assistance to sons and daughters of deceased Church of Scotland Ministers in hardship. We call these applicants ‘petitioners’. (‘Petitioners’ can apply for support here)


  1. assistance for education or training in preparation for employment to sons and daughters of all Church of Scotland Ministers (Students can apply for a grant here. Please note that applications should be received by 31st May for the ensuing academic year.). Preference will be shown to sons and daughters training for the ministry



All applications for grants will be kept in total confidentiality. We are a charity registered by OSCR number SC008760


HOW WE ARE ORGANISED


The work of the society is overseen by a Council elected by the membership who act as Trustees of the Charity. The Council meets several times a year and is administered by professional Treasurers and Secretaries. We work closely with a the Society for the Benefit of Sons and Daughters of the Clergy of the Church of Scotland (often abbreviated to the Edinburgh Society) and the Esdaile Trust

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