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Request Books

How to Request a Grant

  • We must receive a letter, signed by an authorized representative of the requesting organization, stating –
    • The nature of the organization
    • The books or worship resources being asked for and the quantity
    • The general use to which they will be put
    • That the requesting organization either does not have the resources to purchase, or that purchasing by the organization would represent an undue hardship
  • We must receive written concurrence/approval of the request by the Diocesan Bishop in whose jurisdiction the requesting organization is located
  • We frequently receive requests from diocesan liaisons to companion dioceses in Central or South America, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world.  These requests require the written consent of the Diocesan Bishop where the request originated rather than where the books will be going.  We also can process requests originating directly from dioceses in other parts of the world.
  • In most cases we will respond only to original letters with original signatures.  We do not normally consider faxed or emailed requests.  The same is also true for the approval letter from the Bishop.
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The Bible and Common Prayer Book Soceity of The Episcopal Church

The Bible and Common Prayer Book Society of the Episcopal Church was founded in New York City by Bishop John Henry Hobart in 1809. It was originally set up to serve the needs of the Diocese of New York, but through the years the Society's mission has been expanded to include parishes all around the Episcopal Church. The Society's earliest grants were confined to Bibles and Books of Common Prayer, but our ministry has also grown to include The Hymnal and other musical resources such as Wonder, Love and Praise. Our ministry now also includes worship resources in other languages, most notably Spanish. We are able to make donations of El Himnario, El Libro de Oración Común, and Spanish-language Bibles. We also make the Prayer Book available in French and in Chinese. Even with all this diversity, the Society exists for a single purpose – to help provide worship materials for worshipping communities. The Bible and Common Prayer Book Society is an independent charitable organization and our financial resources are entirely limited to past and current donations. We receive no funds from any other organization.

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