What is the Montgomery Trust?
The purpose of the Trust is to promote lectures 'in explanation and defence of the Christian religion with a view to removing difficulties widely felt in the way of faith and to demonstrate the reasonableness of theistic belief'. Sir Alexander Montgomery of Albury, Surrey, was interested in making known to the public, particularly teachers, the results of modern scholarship on the Bible, with an emphasis upon Christian apologetics.
It has been agreed that some of the lectures may deal with professional issues in the teaching of Religious Education (RE) in a multicultural society. The Trust has three Advisers to oversee the programme - the Dean of St Paul's, the Dean of Westminster and the Dean of King's College, London.
The Advisers, together with the Chief Executive of Christian Education, are responsible for the appointment of lecturers. Christian Education undertakes the practical work of administration.