The Association of Provincial Bursars was set up in 1982 by religious bursars for religious bursars and exists for the support of its members in their various stewardship roles in Religious Institutes.

Over the years the Association has provided its members with information to this end and has provided working groups to represent the financial and temporal interests of Religious with Central Government, The Charity Commission and other legislative bodies.

The Annual Conference and various study days provide valued opportunities for members to keep their knowledge base up-to-date and to spend time together in a relaxed environment. In between these formal gatherings, a good deal of networking goes on between members across the country and indeed even further afield. We hope that this website will be an additional tool for our registered members to use in the furtherance of their responsibilities and to share with others the benefits of experience.

The role of Religious Bursar is one of constant change and challenges and membership of the Association of Provincial Bursars provides support for new and old members alike. It also gives the assurance that no one need work in isolation. There is a wealth of experience within the membership and our website will direct you to other sources of professional help.

We hope you will enjoy our website and find it helpful.

A Prayer for Religious Priests, Brothers and Sisters
Heavenly Father, in your wisdom you have called certain women and men to a life of special consecration so that, in prayerful observance of a lifestyle of poverty, chaste celibacy and obedience, they might be witnesses to us that as St. Paul says, “our true citizenship is in heaven.”
Give them, Lord, the grace of joy and perseverance in their holy vocation.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.

(Reprinted with permission of Catholic Online:

“Religious, with their prayer, poverty and patience are essential to the Church’s mission more than ever with the challenges of today’s world. We need their complete dedication…”    Pope Francis

“Prayer and the Religious Life: Nothing transforms us more than prayer.”                                                    Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.