Photo with caption: "The 38th Annual School of Church Music in the Diocese of Fredericton was held in July  with over 100 junior and adult choristers attending. The A.E.J. Fulford Trust, administered by The Anglican Foundation, made a grant to provide bursaries for some of those attending the School". [Text of entire article.]
A consultation of 20 Aboriginal Anglican leaders met in Winnipeg, Man., from 23-26 April 1994. "The group, which included members of the church's Council for Native Ministries and Aboriginal members of other national committees, presented a statement to the church's national executive council in May . The statement invites the Anglican Church 'to covenant with us, the indigenous Anglicans of Canada, in our vision of a new and enriched journey'. 'We were elated by how clearly we all felt led to this unanimous vision', said Donna Bomberry, chair of the Council for Native Ministries. .... 'We feel like new missionaries', said the Rev. Arthur Anderson, an Aboriginal member of the national executive council. 'We are bringing a proposal to our church for a new spiritual relationship between ourselves and non-native Anglicans'". "Aboriginal people are estimated to make up about 4 percent of Canadian Anglicans. There are approximately 210 Aboriginal congregations, 70 Aboriginal clergy, and two suffragan bishops".
The text of "A New Covenant": "We representatives of the indigenous people of the Anglican Church of Canada, meeting in Winnipeg from the 23 to 26 April, 1994, pledge ourselves to this covenant for the sake of our people and in trust of our Lord and saviour, Jesus Christ: Under the guidance of God's spirit we agree to do all we can to call our people into unity in a new, self-determining community with the Anglican Church of Canada. To this end, we extend the hand of partnership to all those who will help us build a truly Anglican Indigenous Church of Canada. May God bless this new vision and give us grace to accomplish it. Amen".
Bishop Morgan drew attention to the document "The New Covenant" stating that appeals have been received from native people that the Sunday before the First Minister's Conference be designated a Day of Prayer.
That this House of Bishops respond to the request of Native leaders for the Churches to name a Day of Prayer to precede the final First Ministers' Conference to be held on March 26-27, by designating Sunday, March 22, as a Day of Prayer for Aboriginal Peoples:
And that we commend the document entitled "A New Covenant" prepared as a Pastoral Statement by leaders of the Christian Churches to be used as a focus for this Day of Prayer. CARRIED
"Aylmer, QC, Diocese of Ottawa. Luca Simpson-Hall, a young, emerging church organist receives financial support from the A.E.J. Fulford Trust for organ lessons from David Irving, Organist and Choir Director at Christ Church, Aylmer". [Text of entire article.]
There are currently 484 individual members of the Anglican Foundation and 474 parishes who contribute. In 2003 the Foundation gave out $186,205 in grants and $727,500 in loans for a total of $913,795, almost a million dollars. In addition the Foundation administers a number of trust who also made a large number of grants. The Fulford Trust made grants of $13,800 toward music and choir work throughout the church. The Catholic Apostolic Church Fund gave $11,300 in theological bursaries and $30,000 for indigenous work. The Anglican Graduate Award disbursed $2,300 in bursaries and the Esther Snell Fund have $10,900 in bursaries for indigenous people studying for a theological degree. The Anglican General Bursary Fund helped theological students with bursaries in the amount of $9,000. The Jean Grant Foundation disbursed $33,000 for bursaries and the Oonah Bishop Fund made $7,500 available for bursaries. The George and Esther Snell Trust made grants of $24,966 to Toronto parishes for special work. The McGuire Trust gave $78,669.66 to the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF), LOFT (Anglican Houses) and retired clergy of the diocese of Montreal. The Lewis Garnsworthy Trust for training in preaching distributed $8,450. The Sacred Arts Trust gave out $5,550 toward liturgical celebrations and the St. Basil the Great Scholarship for ecumenical relationships with the Eastern Orthodox churches gave our $8,450.
A listing of "New members" since 1 November 2003 and deceased members can be found on page 6.
"North Muskoka Pioneer Parish [in the diocese of Algoma], through St. John the Baptist Church, Ravenscliffe applied for a grant from the Fulford Trust for a Children's Music Project. The grant allowed the church to host a monthly Sunday afternoon family hour with puppets, making the word of God available through music and skits. This became a family programme with kids learning to do the puppeteering and the simple songs. It has been a huge success and new kids are coming to share in the programme. At Christmas they put a float in the Huntsville Santa Claus parade that attracted all sorts of people to their church programme".
"A.E.J. Fulford established a trust in 1973 that has added joy to the life of the Anglican Church across this country. Young people at church music camps have celebrated the joy of the trust; organ students have played to the beauty of the trust, choirs have travelled across this country and into Europe singing gratefully for the trust; and church music has been published because of the trust. Since its founding the trust has administered grants totalling $226,800. Mr. Fulford established this trust for the 'encouragement, promotion, development and enrichment of Church music in the Anglican Church of Canada.' Since its beginning the trust has given grants in support of diocesan summer schools in church music, summer choir camps for young people, provided bursaries and scholarships to organ students pursuing a career in church music, as well as providing grants to assist in the commissioning of new church music in celebration of parochial and diocesan occasions. The trust is also interested in new ideas and programmes to enable small and rural churches to develop musical programmes which will enhance worship and encourage smaller congregations."