Awards & Grants

The Edith Matthias Prayer Book Trust Fund

Financial help for churches to buy copies of the Book of Common Prayer

This Prayer Book Society Fund helps Parish Churches and similar institutions within the Church of England to buy Books of Common Prayer which they might otherwise be unable to afford, so as to maintain or introduce Prayer Book worship.

In most cases, some contribution from the Parish concerned is expected, although (depending on financial circumstances) this might be as little as 10% of the total cost of the books. In very exceptional cases, 100% grants have been given.

Download an application form

If you would like an application form sent to you, please email

For an informal discussion prior to submitting your application, please contact the Convenor of the Trustees of the Fund (whose details are shown on the form).