The SNU Trust was founded in 1926 as a type of mutual building society for churches affliated to the Spiritualists National Union (SNU). The Trust operates independently of the SNU with it’s own Board of Trustees and supporting staff.
Whilst we work closely with the Union, there are no circumstances under which SNU Trust funds can become the property of the Union or become liable for the debts of the Union. The SNU Trust’s accounts are kept separately from those of the Union and are audited annually by professional accountants.
The SNU Trust offers competitive rates on all savings products designed with the needs of our members in mind. Members are also able to access loans as often High Street banks are unable or unwilling to lend to churches. Grants are available from the Ray Taylor Memorial fund to help member churches in need.
By investing with the SNU Trust, churches are investing in the future of Spiritualism.
Tim has been a Spiritualist all his life but only realised this when he joined Bodmin church in 2006. He soon joined the committee, eventually serving as Treasurer and Secretary. He has also served as Treasurer, Secretary and President of the South Western District Council, and spent two years on the SNU National Executive Committee with responsibility for churches under support. He became a Trustee of the SNU Trust in 2019.
Lesley has worked in the banking and finance sector for many years and joined the SNU Trust in 2006. She works closely with the accounting team to produce the accounts for the SNU Trust and is responsible for the overall day-to-day running of the charity.
Julie joined the SNU Trust in 2011 and is the contact point for churches who make withdrawal requests from their account held with the SNU Trust. She also liaises with churches to help them invest their members funds in a way that gives the flexibility they need whilst maximising the interest earned.
Nadine provides accounting support to the accounts team and is the contact for members wishing to update their signatory and contact details.