Welcome to The Friends of Regent College Canada Trust

The Friends of Regent College Canada Trust supports graduate-level theological education that cultivates intelligent, vigorous, and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His church, and His world.

Give to the Trust

Your gift will support vibrant, life-changing theological education for the whole people of God. Regent's mission simply isn't possible without the support of donors from around the world. Every gift, of every size, makes a difference for God’s kingdom in the UK and beyond. Thank you!

If you’re a UK taxpayer, please consider Gift Aid. The Trust can usually reclaim tax paid on your gift from the UK Government. (It effectively adds 25p for each pound you give!) If you're a higher rate taxpayer, you may obtain tax relief for the payment in your self-assessment tax return.

Donate Online

Make a one off or regular gift via Give.net, a secure charitable giving platform. If you grant permission to claim Gift Aid, these funds will be passed to the Trust along with your gift. (Please note that 3% of your donation will be retained by Give.net as an administrative fee.) 

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Donate by Post

Download Gift Form

You can make a one off gift or initiate a standing order by mailing a gift form with your donation to:

Friends of Regent College Canada Trust
55 Woodstock Close
Oxford OX2 8DD

Please make cheques payable to Friends of Regent College Canada Trust and indicate in the reference if your gift has a special designation.

Donate by Bank Transfer

You can make a bank transfer to the Trust using the following details. If you're a UK taxpayer, please ensure we have a Gift Aid Declaration for your donation.

Friends of Regent College Canada Trust
HSBC Bank Plc
65 Cornmarket St
Oxford OX1 3HY
Sort code 40-35-34 | Account number 71857479

Other Ways to Donate

The Trust is listed on major UK third-party giving agencies such as the Charitable Aid Foundation and Stewardship UK. If you donate via these agencies, it is very useful to directly notify the Trust or the College, as there are occasionally delays in processing these gifts.

If you are interested in donating stocks, including the Trust in your estate plans, or have other questions about giving to the Trust, please email Regent College Donor Relations at [email protected].

About the Trust

The story of the Friends of Regent College Canada Trust really begins with the birth of Regent College itself, when Founding Principal Dr. Jim Houston made the journey from Oxford, UK, to Vancouver, Canada, on a mission to make world-class theological education relevant and available to laypeople.

The relationship between Regent College and Christian communities in the UK has remained close throughout the College's five decades of existence, and continues today with students, faculty, guest speakers, and other friends making regular trips across the Atlantic.

The Friends of Regent College Canada Trust was established in 1998 for the following purposes:

  • To facilitate the advancement of theological education and religion in the UK and beyond through the raising of funds for the use and growth of Regent College in Vancouver, BC.
  • To advance the progress of theological education world-wide. This will be accomplished through the raising of funds to assist persons from the UK and Europe, Asia and Africa so that they might attend Regent College by the provision of Friends of Regent College Canada Trust scholarships, bursaries and other such assistance.

Trustees

As Trustees, we strive to help UK alumni and friends to stay engaged in Regent's mission of cultivating intelligent, vigorous, and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His Church, and His world.

  • Tim Boland (MA ’12, Head of Communications, Oxford), Trust Treasurer
  • Sarah Clarke (MCS ’12, Undergraduate Programme Leader, Oxford)
  • Richard Evans (MA ’11, Doctoral Candidate and Technical Support Manager, Stockholm)
  • Donna McDowell (MCS ’04, Educator, South London)
  • Peter Shaw (DipCS ’71, MCS ’74, Civil Servant, London)
  • Madeline Simpson (MA ’09, Assistant Curate, Ulverston), Trust Secretary

About Regent College

Regent's Christ-centred graduate programs and courses bring together vibrant evangelical faith and rigorous academics. Since its formation in 1968, the College has achieved a world-wide reputation as one of the leading centres of graduate-level theological education. Students name Regent’s high academic reputation, its international diversity, its strong community focus, and its reputation for attentiveness to spiritual formation as the top reasons they choose to attend Regent College. You can learn more on Regent College's website.

Contact Us

Friends of Regent College Canada Trust is a registered charity in England, number 1073812. Registered address:

Trinkeld Vicarage
Main Road
Swarthmoor
Ulverston
Cumbria
LA12 0RZ

For email inquiries, please contact Karissa Hsueh, Donor Relations Officer at Regent College, at
[email protected].

You can also reach us by calling Regent College between 9 AM and 4:30 PM PST at: 1.604.224.3245.