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’One of the success stories of the church’

Lin Macmillan reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Church’s Housing and Loan Fund.

THE Church of Scotland Housing and Loan Fund For Retired Ministers and Widows and Widowers of Ministers celebrates its 50th birthday next month (June).

The seeds for the Fund were sown when the General Assembly of 1965 recognised the difficulties faced by ministers in providing their own house for retirement and approved the setting up of a “Retired Ministers’ Housing Fund”. Over the next four years discussions took place mainly between the Aged and Infirm Ministers’ Fund (forerunner of the Ministers’ Pension Scheme), the Ministry Department and the Baird Trust.

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