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.]
"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."
"Music has always played a major role in Anglican worship and it inspired A.E.J. Fulford, with the support of his wife Jean Elizabeth, to set up a special trust fund, The A.E.J. Fulford Trust, for `the encouragement, promotion, development and enrichment of Church music in the Anglican Church of Canada'."
Preceded by Monthly Letter Leaflet, the Letter Leaflet was established November 1888 and ran until October 1922. The Monthly Letter Leaflet was the newsletter of the Church of England's Woman's Auxiliary to Missions. It was renamed The Letter Leaflet when the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society was formed and ran under that title from Feb. 1893 until December 1922. It was followed by the Living Message, 1923 to May 1986, and then the Anglican Magazine, Jan. 1987-Dec. 1991. Volume numbering was continuous.
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Reel 1 - Letter Leaflet, 1889-1895 [on Reel 6 of Mf 83-9]
"Bronwyn Evans received a grant from the AEJ Fulford Trust to support her pipe organ education. 'I am deeply appreciative of your generosity and support', she told AFC [Anglican Foundation of Canada]. Evans is beginning a BA at the University of Alberta during which time she will continue her musical education. I am so pleased to have the opportunity to continue my music while attending university. Not only is my musical education an important part of my life, it also provides me with a means of serving both the Christian and wider community', says Evans".