Association of Provincial Bursars

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.


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Be Kind

Kindness is a gift you can give to anyone.  A smile will brighten someone’s day.

Little words of encouragement, an extended hand to help them on their way.

Really listen to those you meet, sympathise, forget yourself – don’t count the cost.

Go when and where you are needed. Remember the greatest kind of all…..The Cross.

Raymond C Neale.


I was a stranger and you welcomed me (MT25:35)

Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep (Rom 12:15)



Pope Francis has asked that 2024 be a year of prayer, as a preparatory year for the 2025 Jubilee Year ‘Pilgrims of Hope’.


For the pastoral care of the sick
We pray that the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick confer to those who receive it and their loved ones the power of the Lord and become ever more a visible sign of compassion and hope for all.


For political leaders
We pray that political leaders be at the service of their own people, working for integral human development and for the common good, especially caring for the poor and those who have lost their jobs.


For the cry of the Earth
We pray that each one of us will hear and take to heart the cry of the Earth and of victims of natural disasters and climactic change, and that all will undertake to personally care for the world in which we live.


For a shared mission
We pray that the Church continue to sustain in all ways a Synodal lifestyle, as a sign of co-responsibility, promoting the participation, the communion and the mission shared among priests, religious and lay people.


For anyone who has lost a child
We pray that all parents who mourn the loss of a son or daughter find support in their community and receive peace and consolation from the Holy Spirit.


For pilgrims of hope
We pray that this Jubilee Year strengthen our faith, helping us to recognize the Risen Christ in our daily lives, and that it may transform us into pilgrims of Christian hope.


Monday 7  to Wednesday 9 October 2024  in High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, Herts.

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.