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MBIT is dedicated to the Higher Education of Catholic women.  We believe the formation of women’s theological voices is vital to the integrity of the Church. With the worldwide crisis of too few priests and their loss of authority the Catholic Church will only survive and thrive because of the active support of lay people; women in particular.

To do this women should be able to match the spiritual and intellectual integrity of the men on whom the Church relies. This requires education and role models.

As it approaches its 30th anniversary, MBIT offers a distinctive voice to the Church and to society. We need your help to amplify that voice.

How Can You Help?

Matched Giving Campaign for the Flourishing of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, in memory of Professor Nicholas Lash

Nicholas Lash was a founder and lifelong supporter of the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, devoted to the theological education of Catholic women.  His widow Janet Lash has generously offered to match £ for £ any gifts given in his memory until Easter 2021, up to a total of £10,000.  Your decision to contribute to this campaign will make a big difference to women with the desire and talent to serve the Church and will keep Professor Lash’s memory alive. Please help us to reach our target of £10,000 before Easter 2021!

Donate in memory of Prof Lash here:

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Join us in making this vision a reality, please contact the Principal, Dr Anna Abram, to discuss any of the above.

Support Us In Your Will

Every gift in every will makes a difference, however large or small.  Future generations will need the support of an energetic and authentic Church more and more as they confront social disenfranchisement, environmental issues, pandemics and war in the decades to come. It could be the difference between the Church surviving and thriving in the coming century.

Your legacy will drive forward this change.

Gifts in wills do not have to be large. Even 1% of your estate would be change-making for us. And your loved ones would still receive 99%.

Our legal name for your solicitor to insert in your will is: Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology of 12 Grange Road Cambridge CB3 9DU; charity registration number 1041031.

Your will is a private matter and you do not have to tell us about your gift; but knowing about it helps us to plan and to show our gratitude for your love.  If you would like to talk to someone about making a gift to MBIT in your will please contact Trustee Janet Lash at jal49@cantab.net.

Make A Regular Monthly Donation

Regular income helps us to plan and gives confidence to other funders. If you are a tax payer the gift aid reclaim makes your gift go further at no cost to you. You can download a Regular Giver Form or contact Margaret Sallis.

American friends and supporters of MBIT are able to use www.cantab.org for tax efficient giving. Cambridge in America promotes interest in and support for Cambridge among alumni and friends in the United States.

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Recommend the Institute to a prospective student. We are nothing without students.  Graduates are the fruit of our work.

Be an ambassador for lay Catholic theological formation and employment in your parish and your diocese. Progress has been made in many ways towards the position where the Catholic Church accepts that the mission and ministry of the Church is exercised by the whole body serving the needs of God’s world. But there is much still to be done.

Pray for the work of the Institute, that it will bear fruit in abundance.

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