The Bishop Sumner Educational Foundation provides financial assistance to young people living in the Ancient Parish of Farnham to help support their education.
Bishop Sumner was Bishop of Winchester from 1827 until 1869. As was his wish, after his death in 1874, he was buried in the churchyard at St John’s. He is remembered especially for his interest in education.
The Bishop Sumner Educational Foundation (BSEF) was established by the investment of the parish share of the proceeds from the sale of the local church school. The fund is intended to assist with the education of individual students under the age of 25 whose residence is within the bounds of the ancient parish of Farnham with priority for the ecclesiastical parish of Hale.
Previous grants have assisted young people with academic, sporting, musical and organisational pursuits.
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