In February 2005 the disbandment of the Oxford Traditional Mass Centre prompted a number of regular attenders to set up a source of funding for independent priests, resident in the UK, who say the Old Rite Mass (ORM) only. On Good Friday of that year we signed a deed converting this fund into a charitable trust called the Traditional Priestsí Support Trust (TPST). In September HMRC awarded it charitable status for tax purposes and in November, we opened our Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) Bank account.

The object of the TPST is:

To give financial support to Roman Catholic priests, clergy and religious who are in need and who are exclusively committed to the traditional liturgy and discipline of the Roman Catholic Church.