A brief history of the Trust

Historically, prior to the formation of the welfare state, many parishes, including Earl Stonham had various funds to help parishioners for needs such as educational and financial purposes.

These assets included in the case of Earl Stonham, several properties and land much of which has been disposed of in the past, but the Recreation Ground and 1, Guildhall Cottage remain.

The separate bodies were combined into the current single Trust overseen by the Charity Commission which permits some of the Trust's income to be still used for educational purposes or temporary financial need.

Contacting the Trustees

If you, or if you know of any parishioner who could benefit, do contact any of the Trustees mentioned below or download an application form from here:


The application form in Microsoft Word format. This can be opened in most versions of Word. (You might need to use File — > Open in current versions.
The application form in Rich Text format. This can be opened in almost any word processor, including some very ancient ones and Apple Pages. (And MS Word!)


Alternatively, write, giving details to

Jennie Griffiths
Wicks Lane,
Forward Green,
IP14 5HL


You may also send an email by tapping "Send email to ES Trust" in the sidebar.


All enquiries are dealt with in strict confidence and could be for school trips, college or university books, music or sports equipment or particular financial need.


  • Colin Woods - Chairman (711747)
  • Jennie Griffiths - Secretary (711794)
  • Phil Hurt - Treasurer (711879)
  • Barry Rice (711690)
  • Frankie Wicks (711222)
  • Sharon Budd (711210)
  • Karl Wilkinson (711320)