The annual meeting of the Birmingham Secular Clergy Fund, commonly known as the Johnson Fund, is to take place on July 20 when Father W. Poulton will come up for re-election as secretary. It is a custom to elect or reelect the Administrator one year, the committee at the next annual meeting and the secretary in the following year.
Father Poulton, who is one of the oldest priests in the Archdiocese, has been Rector St. Joseph's, Nechells, since 1924 he has been secretary for some years of the Johnson Fund, which exists to support clergy who on account of age or infirmity, are no longer able to continue their missionary lahours. The Fund is dependent entirely on the charity of benefactors.
Any person rnay become a benefactor by a donation of £10, and he may make another, whether living or dead, a benefactor by a similar donation on his behalf. Forty Masses are offered for each benefactor, and these may be said at his option, either before or after his death.