Colour photo with text. "AFC's [Anglican Foundation of Canada] Fulford Trust for music provided bursaries for children to attend the 58th year of The School of Church Music. One hundred choristers took part in a week of immersion in traditional and contemporary music culminating in Choral Evensong at Trinity Church in Saint John [New Brunswick]". [Text of entire article.]
"The 100-page report, 'A survey conducted for the Book of Alternative Services Evaluation Commission', is available from the Anglican Book Centre for $8.99. The Commission had earlier published 'Thinking about The Book of Alternative Services: A Discussion Primer' (also available from ABC at $8.99). Its focus is a theological evaluation of the BAS. 'This survey of the use and attitudes to the BAS by a variety of Anglicans is one of the ways in which the Evaluation Commission is fulfilling its mandate to consult with the Church', said John Webster, acting chair. 'The detailed results will be a significant factor in drawing up our report and recommendations to the 1995 General Synod'." [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.]
"St. Thomas', Belleville, ON. Diocese of Ontario. The goal of the Academy is to provide children who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn music, due to socio-economic conditions, to work with directors and receive free quality education. Children learn at their own pace, developing independence and teamwork skills. The Academy nurtures a love for the arts and builds self-esteem and confidence. Canadian Anglicans who love music may donate to the A.E.J. Fulford Trust to continue making amazing opportunities like this happen for children in Canada". [Text of entire article].
"Toronto jazz-pianist-turned-businessman Arthur Edwin James Fulford allocated funds in 1973 for a charitable trust to develop and enrich sacred music in the Anglican Church of Canada". "Today, Ted's love of sacred music still resonates in the Fulford Trust, which is administered by the Anglican Foundation of Canada. Each year, the trust supports a broad range of musical projects -- from aiding regional music schools and training organists and choirmasters to publishing Canadian church music and subsidizing the travel expenses of choirs. One unique beneficiary is the Victoria-based Bishop's Gospel Choir of British Columbia. The ensemble [founded and directed by Mary Rogers] was born in March 2007 ... It's mission is to bring the gospel to those in need in the community and to support indigenous young people through the First Nations Youth Bursary". "On the opposite coast, the Rev. Chris Hayes serves as administrative director and chaplain of the Choir School of the diocese of Fredericton. Founded in 1958, the New Brunswick school is home to about 60 choristers ages eight to 16, with support from the Fulford Trust, spend a week each summer honing their skills in sacred music". "In Ontario, the trust aids choristers who need assistance to attend the Toronto Diocesan Choir school for Girls, held for two weeks every August at the Trafalgar Girls' School in Whitby, Ont". "In 2009, the Fulford Trust awarded a total of $22,000 to applicants in dioceses across Canada".
"In 1992 the Advisory Committee of the A.E.J. Fulford Trust, which was established to forward the cause of good church music in the Anglican Church of Canada received 13 applications and awarded $14,748 in grants".
"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'."
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."
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.]