The Edith Jackson Trust

‘Education is a right’ so reads a slogan scrawled on the side of a slum building. A slogan The Edith Jackson Trust has taken to heart as it works to transform lives in the Southern Sudan. Inspired by Southern Sudanese Bishop Francis Loyo, whilst a student at Cranmer Hall in Durham, EJT recently completed the building of a Saint Joseph’s Primary School in the heart of the Rokon Diocese. With 140 pupils enrolled and a programme of training and equipping teachers underway the Trust is now making a real difference in one of Africa’s poorest nations.

Cranmer Hall and Saint John’s College remain a key part of the work of the trust. The College, along with Archbishop John Sentamu is a Patron and fundraising has become a regular activity among students. One of the most popular forms of fund raising has become the termly book sale, a chance for clergy and theologians to pass on the surplus from their libraries. These books have a dual purpose, not only do todays crop of students and ordinands have access to ‘value for money’ books but every penny goes off to the Southern Sudan funding an education that is transforming lives.

Books can be passed through the Resource Centre or directly to Saint John’s College in the Old Bailey in bags or boxes marked ‘EJT Book Sale’.

Contact details:

Revd. Dr A. Bartlett Trust Chair
St Giles’ Vicarage


tel: (0191) 384 2452


Revd. David Tomlinson Trust Secretary
Saint John’s Vicarage
1A Burnie Gardens
Co. Durham


tel: (01388) 778998

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