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List of Abbreviations

Wherever possible, Crockford online lists titles, qualifications and the names of organisations in full. However in some instances abbreviations may appear on screen.

Please see below for a full list of abbreviations used by Crockford's Clerical Directory.

A

AAAI
Associate, Institute of Administrative Accountants
Ab
(Diocese of) Aberdeen and Orkney
AB
Bachelor of Arts (USA)
ABEng
Associate Member of the Association of Building Engineers
Aber
Aberdeen
ABIA
Associate, Bankers' Institute of Australasia
ABIPP
Associate, British Institute of Professional Photography
ABIST
Associate, British Institute of Surgical Technology
ABM
Advisory Board of Ministry (now Ministry Division)
Abp
Archbishop
ABPsS
Associate, British Psychological Society (now see AFBPsS)
ABSM
Associate, Birmingham and Midland Institute School of Music
Abth
Aberystwyth
ACA
Associate, Institute of Chartered Accountants
ACABE
Associate, Chartered Association of Building Engineers (formerly ABEng)
ACC
Anglican Consultative Council
ACCA
Associate, Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (formerly AACCA)
ACCM
Advisory Council for the Church's Ministry (now Ministry Division)
ACCS
Associate, Corporation of Secretaries
ACCTS
Association for Christian Conferences, Teaching, and Service
ACE
Associateship of the College of Education
ACE
Member, Association of Conference Executives
ACF
Army Cadet Force
ACIArb
Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
ACIB
Associate, Chartered Institute of Bankers (formerly AIB)
ACIBS
Associate, Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland
ACII
Associate, Chartered Insurance Institute
ACIOB
Associate, Chartered Institute of Building
ACIPA
Associate, Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
ACIPD
Associate, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
ACIS
Associate, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
ACIT
Associate, Chartered Institute of Transport
ACMA
Associate, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (formerly ACWA)
ACMI
Associate, Chartered Management Institute (formerly AIMgt)
ACORA
Archbishops' Commission on Rural Areas
ACP
Associate, College of Preceptors
ACS
Additional Curates Society
ACSM
Associate, Camborne School of Mines
ACT
Australian Capital Territory
ACT
Australian College of Theology
ACUPA
Archbishops' Commission on Urban Priority Areas
Ad
Advanced
AD
Area Dean
AdDipEd
Advanced Diploma in Education
Admin
Administration
Admin
Administrative
Admin
Administrator
Adn
Archdeacon
Adnry
Archdeaconry
Adv
Adviser
Adv
Advisory
AEdRD
Associateship in Educational Research and Development
AFAIM
Associate Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
AFBPsS
Associate Fellow, British Psychological Society (formerly ABPsS)
AFC
Air Force Cross
AFIMA
Associate Fellow, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
AFOM
Associate, Faculty of Occupational Medicine
Agric
Agricultural
Agric
Agriculture
AGSM
Associate, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
AHSM or AHA
Associate, Institute of Health Service Management (formerly Administrators)
AIA
Associate, Institute of Actuaries
AIAS
Associate, Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors
AIAT
Associate, Institute of Animal Technicians
Aid
Aidan
Aid
Aidan's
AIDS
Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome
AIFST
Associate, Institute of Food Science and Technology
AIGCM
Associate, Incorporated Guild of Church Musicians
AIIM
Associate, Institute of Investment Management
AIL
Associate, Institute of Linguists
AIMgt
Associate, Institute of Management (now see ACMI)
AIMLS
Associate, Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences
AIMSW
Associate, Institute of Medical Social Work
AIPM
Associate, Institute of Personnel Management (now see ACIPD)
AITI
Associate, Institute of Taxation in Ireland
AKC
Associate, King's College London
ALA
Associate, Library Association
ALAM
Associate, London Academy of Music
ALBC
Associate, London Bible College
ALCD
Associate, London College of Divinity
ALCM
Associate, London College of Music
ALSM
Associate, Lancashire School of Music
alt
alternate
AM
Albert Medal
AM
Master of Arts (USA)
AMA
Associate, Museums Association
AMASI
Associate Member of the Architects and Surveyors Institute
AMCST
Associate, Manchester College of Science and Technology
AMCT
Associate, Manchester College of Technology
AMIBF
Associate Member, Institute of British Foundrymen
AMIC
Associate Member, Institute of Counselling
AMICME
Associate Member, Institute of Cast Metal Engineers
AMIDHE
Associate Member, Institute of Domestic Heating Engineers
AMIEHO
Associate Member, Institution of Environmental Health Officers
AMIM
Associate Member, Institute of Metals
AMIMMM
Associate Member, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
AMInstT
Associate Member, Institute of Transport
AMInstTA
Associate Member, Institute of Transport Administration
AMITD
Associate Member, Institute of Training and Development (now see ACIPD)
AMIW
Associate Member, Institute of Welfare (formerly AMIWO)
AMRSH
Associate Member, Royal Society of Health
AMSIA
Associate Member, Society of Investment Analysts
AMusLCM
Associate in Music, London College of Music
AMusTCL
Associate in Music, Trinity College of Music London
ANC
African National Congress
Andr
Andrew
Andr
Andrew's
Andr
Andrews
Angl
Anglican
Angl
Anglicans
Ant
Anthony
Ant
Anthony's
AO
Officer, Order of Australia
APhS
Associate, Philosophical Society of England
Appt
Appointment
ARAM
Associate, Royal Academy of Music
ARCA
Associate, Royal College of Art
ARCIC
Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission
ARCM
Associate, Royal College of Music
ARCO
Associate, Royal College of Organists
ARCO(CHM)
Associate, Royal College of Organists with Diploma in Choir Training
ARCS
Associate, Royal College of Science
ARCST
Associate, Royal College of Science and Technology (Glasgow)
ARCT
Associate, Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto
ARCUK
Architects' Registration Council of the United Kingdom
Arg
(Diocese of) Argyll and The Isles
ARHistS
Associate, Royal Historical Society
ARIAM
Associate, Royal Irish Academy of Music
ARICS
Professional Associate, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (now see MRICS)
Arm
(Diocese of) Armagh
ARMCM
Associate, Royal Manchester College of Music
ARPS
Associate, Royal Photographic Society
ARSCM
Associate, Royal School of Church Music
ARSM
Associate, Royal School of Mines
AS
Associate in Science (USA)
ASCA
Associate, Society of Company and Commercial Accountants
Assn
Association
Assoc
Associate
ASSP
Society of All Saints Sisters of the Poor
Asst
Assistant
ASVA
Associate, Incorporated Society of Valuers and Auctioneers
ATC
Air Training Corps
ATCL
Associate, Trinity College of Music London
ATD
Art Teacher's Diploma
ATh(SA)
Associate in Theology (South Africa)
ATI
Associate, Textile Institute
ATII
Associate Member, Institute of Taxation
ATL
Association of Teachers and Lecturers
ATV
Associated Television
Aug
Augustine
Aug
Augustine's
Aus
Australian
Aux
Auxiliaries
Aux
Auxiliary
AVCM
Associate, Victoria College of Music

B

b
Born
B & W
(Diocese of) Bath and Wells
B or Bapt
Baptist
B or Bapt
Baptist's
BA
Bachelor of Arts
BA(Econ)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics
BA(Ed)
Bachelor of Arts in Education
BA(QTS)
Bachelor of Arts (Qualified Teacher Status)
BA(Theol)
Bachelor of Arts in Theology
BA(ThM)
Bachelor of Arts in Theology in Ministry
BAdmin
Bachelor of Administration
BAgr
Bachelor of Agriculture
BAgrSc
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
BAI
Bachelor of Engineering (also see BE and BEng)
Ball
Balliol
Ban
(Diocese of) Bangor
BAO
Bachelor of Obstetrics
BAppSc
Bachelor of Applied Science
BAppSc(Agric)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture)
BAppSc(OT)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)
BArch
Bachelor of Architecture
Barn
Barnabas
Barn
Barnabas's
Bart
Bartholomew
Bart
Bartholomew's
BASc
Bachelor of Applied Science
BATM
Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Ministry
BBA
Bachelor of Business Administration
BBC
British Broadcasting Corporation
BBS
Bachelor of Business Studies
BC
British Columbia (Canada)
BCA
Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
BCC
British Council of Churches (now CTBI)
BCE
Bachelor of Civil Engineering
BCh or BChir
Bachelor of Surgery (also see BS and ChB)
BChD
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
BCL
Bachelor of Civil Law
BCMS
Bible Churchmen's Missionary Society (now Crosslinks)
BCom or
BComm Bachelor of Commerce
BCombStuds
Bachelor of Combined Studies
BCommWelf
Bachelor of Community Welfare
Bd
Board
BD
Bachelor of Divinity
BDA
Bachelor of Dramatic Art
BDiv
Bachelor of Divinity
BDQ
Bachelor of Divinity Qualifying Examination
BDS
Bachelor of Dental Surgery
BDSc
Bachelor of Dental Science
BE
Bachelor of Engineering (also see BAI and BEng)
BEc
Bachelor of Economics (Australia)
BEcon
Bachelor of Economics (USA)
BEd
Bachelor of Education
Bedf
Bedford
BEdSt
Bachelor of Educational Studies
Belf
Belfast
BEM
British Empire Medal
BEng
Bachelor of Engineering (also see BAI and BE)
BèsL
Bachelier ès lettres
BFA
Bachelor of Fine Arts
BFBS
British and Foreign Bible Society
BHSc
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Bibl
Biblical
BIE
Bachelor of Industrial Engineering (USA)
Birm
(Diocese of) Birmingham
BL
Bachelor of Law
Blackb
(Diocese of) Blackburn
BLib
Bachelor of Librarianship
BLitt
Bachelor of Letters
BM
Bachelor of Medicine (also see MB)
BM, BCh
Conjoint degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
BMedSci
Bachelor of Medical Science
BMet
Bachelor of Metallurgy
BMin
Bachelor of Ministry
BMMF
Bible and Medical Missionary Fellowship (now Interserve)
BMU
Board for Mission and Unity
BMus
Bachelor of Music (also see MusB and MusBac)
BMusEd
Bachelor of Music Education
BN
Bachelor of Nursing
BNC
Brasenose College
Bp
Bishop
BPaed
Bachelor of Paediatrics
BPh or BPhil
Bachelor of Philosophy
BPharm
Bachelor of Pharmacy
BPhil(Ed)
Bachelor of Philosophy (Education)
BPl
Bachelor of Planning
BPR&TM
Bachelor of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
BProfStud
Bachelor of Professional Studies
Br
British
Bradf
(Diocese of) Bradford
Bre
(Diocese of) Brechin
BRE
Bachelor of Religious Education (USA)
BRF
Bible Reading Fellowship
Brig
Brigadier
Bris
(Diocese of) Bristol
BS
Bachelor of Science (also see BSc)
BS
Bachelor of Surgery (also see BCh, BChir and ChB)
BSB
Brotherhood of St Barnabas
BSc
Bachelor of Science (also see BS)
BSc(Econ)
Bachelor of Science in Economics
BSc(Soc)
Bachelor of Science (Sociology)
BScAgr
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
BScEcon
Bachelor of Science in Economics
BScEng
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (also see BSE)
BScFor
Bachelor of Science in Forestry
BScTech
Bachelor of Technical Science
BSE
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (also see BScEng)
BSEd
Bachelor of Science in Education (USA)
BSocAdmin
Bachelor of Social Administration
BSocSc
Bachelor of Social Science (also see BSSc)
BSP
Brotherhood of St Paul
BSS
Bachelor of Social Studies
BSSc
Bachelor of Social Science (also see BSocSc)
BST
Bachelor of Sacred Theology
BSW
Bachelor of Social Work
Bt
Baronet
BT
Bachelor of Teaching
BTech
Bachelor of Technology
BTh or BTheol
Bachelor of Theology (also see STB)
BTS
Bachelor of Theological Studies
BUniv
Bachelor of the University
BVetMed
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (also see VetMB)
BVM&S
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
BVSc
Bachelor of Veterinary Science

C

c
Consecrated
C
Curate
C & O
(Diocese of) Cashel and Ossory (united dioceses of Cashel, Waterford, Lismore, Ossory, Ferns and Leighlin)
C of E
Church of England
C of S
Church of Scotland
C&G
City and Guilds
C, C & R
(Diocese of) Cork, Cloyne and Ross
c/o
Care of
CA
Church Army
CA
Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
CA(Z)
Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Zimbabwe
CACTM
Central Advisory Council for the Ministry (now Ministry Division)
Cam
Cambridge
Can
Canon
Cand
Candidate
Cand
Candidate's
Cand
Candidates'
CANDL
Church and Neighbourhood Development in London
Cant
(Diocese of) Canterbury
Capt
Captain
CARA
Care and Resources for people affected by AIDS/HIV
CARE
Christian Action Research and Education
Carl
(Diocese of) Carlisle
CASA
Anglican Church of the Southern Cone of America
Cath
Catharine/Catherine
Cath
Catharine's/Catherine's
Cathl
Cathedral
CB
Companion, Order of the Bath
CBDTI
Carlisle and Blackburn Diocesan Training Institute
CBE
Commander, Order of the British Empire
CBIM
Companion, British Institute of Management
CBiol
Chartered Biologist
CCBI
Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland (now see CTBI)
CCC
Corpus Christi College
CCC
Council for the Care of Churches
CCCS
Commonwealth and Continental Church Society
CChem
Chartered Chemist
CCWA
Churches Community Work Alliance
CD
Canadian Forces Decoration
CD
Conventional District (also see ED)
CDir
Chartered Director
Cdre
Commodore
CECD
Church of England Council for the Deaf
CECS
Church of England Children's Society (now known as the Children's Society)
CEMS
Church of England Men's Society
Cen
Centre
Cen
Center
Cen
Central
CEng
Chartered Engineer
CEnv
Chartered Environmentalist
Cert
Certificat(e)
CertEd
Certificate of Education
CertFE
Certificate of Further Education
CertHE
Certificate in Higher Education
CETD
Certificate in the Education of the Deaf
CF
Chaplain to the Forces
CGA
Community of the Glorious Ascension
CGeol
Chartered Geologist
Ch
Christ
Ch
Christ's
Ch
Church
CH
Companion of Honour
Ch Ch
Christ Church
Chan
Chancellor
Chapl
Chaplain
Chapl
Chaplaincies
Chapl
Chaplaincy
Chapl
Chaplains
Chas
Charles
Chas
Charles's
ChB
Bachelor of Surgery (also see BCh, BChir and BS)
Chelmsf
(Diocese of) Chelmsford
Chelt
Cheltenham
Ches
(Diocese of) Chester
Chich
(Diocese of) Chichester
Chmn
Chairman
Chmn
Chairwoman
Chpl
Chapel
Chr
Christian
Chr
Christians
Chris
Christopher
Chris
Christopher's
Chrys
Chrysostom
Chrys
Chrysostom's
Chu
Churchill
C-in-c
Curate-in-charge
CIO
Church Information Office
CIPFA
Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
CITC
Church of Ireland Theological College
CITI
Church of Ireland Theological Institute
CITP
Chartered Information Technology Professional
CJGS
Community of the Companions of Jesus the Good Shepherd
Clem
Clement
Clem
Clement's
Cl-in-c
Cleric-in-charge
Cllr
Councillor/Counsellor
Clogh
(Diocese of) Clogher
CMath
Chartered Mathematician
CMD
Cambridge Mission to Delhi (now see USPG)
CMD
Continuing Ministerial Development
CME
Continuing Ministerial Education
CMG
Companion, Order of St Michael and St George
CMgr
Chartered Manager
CMJ
Church's Ministry among Jewish People
CMP
Company of Mission Priests
CMS
Church Mission Society (formerly Church Missionary Society)
CNZM
Companion, New Zealand Order of Merit
Co
Company
Co
County
Co
Counties
Col
Colonel
Coll
College
Colleg
Collegiate
Comdr
Commander
Comdr OM (Italy)
Commander, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
Commn
Commission
Commr
Commissioner
Comp
Comprehensive
Conf
Confederation
Conf
Conference
Conn
(Diocese of) Connor
Co-ord
Co-ordinator
Co-ord
Co-ordinating
COPEC
Conference on Politics, Economics and Community
CORAT
Christian Organizations Research and Advisory Trust
CORE
City Outreach through Renewal Evangelism
Corp
Corporation
Coun
Council
Cov
(Diocese of) Coventry
CP
Community Priest
CPA
Chartered Patent Agent (formerly FCIPA)
CPAS
Church Pastoral Aid Society
CPEng
Chartered Professional Engineer (of Institution of Engineers of Australia)
CPFA
Member Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (formerly IPFA)
CPhys
Chartered Physicist of the Institute of Physics
CPM
Colonial Police Medal
CPsychol
Chartered Member, British Psychological Society
CQSW
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work
CR
Community of the Resurrection (Mirfield)
CSA
Community of St Andrew
CSC
Community of the Sisters of the Church
CSci
Chartered Scientist
CSD
Community of St Denys
CSF
Community of St Francis
CSG
Company of the Servants of God
CSMV
Community of St Mary the Virgin
CSocSc
Certificate in Social Science
CSP
Community of St Peter
CSS
Certificate in Social Service
CSSM
Children's Special Service Mission
CStat
Chartered Statistician
CSWG
Community of the Servants of the Will of God
CTA
Chartered Tax Adviser
CTABRSM
Certificate of Teaching, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
CTBI
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (formerly CCBI)
Cttee
Committee
CUF
Church Urban Fund
Cust
Custodian
Cust
Custody
Cuth
Cuthbert
Cuth
Cuthbert's
CVO
Commander, Royal Victorian Order
CWME
Commission on World Mission and Evangelism
CY
Church and Youth
CYCW
Certificate in Youth and Community Work
CYFA
Church Youth Fellowships Association
Cypr
Cyprian
Cypr
Cyprian's

D

d
Ordained Deacon
D & D
(Diocese of) Down and Dromore
D & G
(Diocese of) Dublin and Glendalough
D & R
(Diocese of) Derry and Raphoe
D&C
Dean and Chapter
DA
Doctor of Arts
DACE
Diploma in Adult and Continuing Education
DAES
Diploma in Advanced Educational Studies
DAPC
Diploma in Advanced Psychological Counselling
DArch
Doctor of Architecture
Darw
Darwin
DASAE
Diploma of Advanced Study in Adult Education
DASE
Diploma in the Advanced Study of Education
DASHE
Diploma in Advanced Studies in Higher Education
DASS
Diploma in Applied Social Studies
DASSc
Diploma in Applied Social Science
Dav
David
Dav
David's
DB
Bachelor of Divinity (USA)
DBE
Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire
DBF
Diocesan Board of Finance
DBP
Diocesan Board of Patronage
DC
District of Columbia (USA)
DCC
Diploma in Crisis Counselling of the Institute of Counselling
DCE
Diploma of a College of Education
DCL
Doctor of Civil Law
DCnL
Doctor of Canon Law
DCR(R)
Diploma of the College of Radiographers
DCYW
Diploma in Community and Youth Work
DD
Doctor of Divinity
DDes
Doctor of Design
DDS
Doctor of Dental Surgery
DEd
Doctor of Education (also see EdD)
DEHC
Diploma in the Education of Handicapped Children
DEng
Doctor of Engineering
Dep
Deputy
Dept
Department
DèS
Docteur ès sciences
DèsL
Docteur ès lettres
Det
Detention
DFC
Distinguished Flying Cross
DFM
Distinguished Flying Medal (Canada)
DHA
District Health Authority
Dhc
Doctor honoris causa
DHL
Doctor of Humane Letters
DHSc
Doctor of Health Science
DHumLit
Doctor of Humane Letters
Dio
Diocese
Dioc
Diocesan
Dip
Diploma
DipAdEd
Diploma in Advanced Education
DipAE
Diploma in Adult Education
DipCOT
Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists
DipEd
Diploma in Education
DipHE
Diploma in Higher Education
DipOT
Diploma in Occupational Therapy
DipSW
Diploma in Social Work
Dir
Director
Distr
District
Div
Divinity
Div Test
Divinity Testimonium
DL
Deputy Lieutenant
DLC
Diploma of Loughborough College
DLitt
Doctor of Letters (also see LittD)
DLitt et Phil
Doctor of Letters and Philosophy
DLSc
Doctor of Legal Science
DM
Doctor of Medicine
DMin
Doctor of Ministry
DMinTh
Doctor of Ministry and Theology
DMus
Doctor of Music
Dn
Deacon
Dn-in-c
Deacon-in-charge
DOE
Department of the Environment
Dom
Domestic
Down
Downing
DPhil
Doctor of Philosophy (also see PhD)
DProf
Doctor in Professional Studies
DProf
Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology
DPsych
Doctor of Psychotherapy
DPT
Doctor of Practical Theology
Dr
Doctor
Dr rer nat
Doctor of Natural Science
Dr_Théol
Doctor of Theology (France)
DRCOG
Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
DrTheol
Doctor of Theology (Germany)
DSc
Doctor of Science (also see ScD)
DSC
Distinguished Service Cross
DSc(Eng)
Doctor of Science in Engineering
DSM
Distinguished Service Medal
DSO
Companion, Distinguished Service Order
DSocSc
Doctor of Social Science
dss
Admitted Deaconess
Dss
Deaconess
DST
Doctor of Sacred Theology (also see STD)
DSW
Doctor of Social Work
DTech
Doctor of Technology
DTh or DTheol
Doctor of Theology (also see ThD)
DThM or DThMin
Doctor of Theology and Ministry
DTI
Department of Trade and Industry
Dub
Dublin
DUniv
Doctor of the University
DUP
Docteur de l'Université de Paris
Dur
(Diocese of) Durham

E

E
East
E
Eastern
EAMTC
East Anglian Ministerial Training Course
EC
Emergency Commission
Ecum
Ecumenical
Ecum
Ecumenics
Ecum
Ecumenism
Ed
Editor
Ed
Editorial
ED
Ecclesiastical District (also see CD)
ED
Efficiency Decoration
EdD
Doctor of Education (also see DEd)
Edin
(Diocese of) Edinburgh
Edm
Edmund
Edm
Edmund's
EdM
Master of Education (USA) (also see MEd)
Educn
Education
Educn
Educational
Edw
Edward
Edw
Edward's
Eliz
Elizabeth
Eliz
Elizabeth's
Em
Emanuel
Em
Emmanuel
Emb
Embassy
EMMTC
East Midlands Ministry Training Course
EN(G)
Enrolled Nurse (General)
EN(M)
Enrolled Nurse (Mental)
EngD
Doctor of Engineering
EngTech
Engineering Technician
Episc
Episcopal
Episc
Episcopalian
ERD
Emergency Reserve Decoration
ERMC
Eastern Region Ministry Course
ESC
École Supérieure de Commerce
ESMI
Elderly, Sick and Mentally Infirm
Eur
(Diocese in) Europe (formerly Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe)
Eur
European
EurIng
European Engineer
Ev
Evangelist
Ev
Evangelist's
Ev
Evangelists
Evang
Evangelical
Evang
Evangelism
Ex
(Diocese of) Exeter
Exam
Examining
Exec
Executive
Exor
Executor
Ext
Extension

F

F&HE
Further and Higher Education
FAA
Fellow, Institution of Administrative Accountants
FACOG
Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FAcSS
Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences
FAcSS
Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences
FADO
Fellow, Association of Dispensing Opticians
FAEB
Fellow, Academy of Environmental Biology (India)
FAIM
Fellow, Australian Institute of Management
FAIWCW
Fellow, Australian Institute of Welfare and Community Workers
FASI
Fellow, Architects' and Surveyors' Institute
FBA
Fellow, British Academy
FBCartS
Fellow, British Cartographic Society
FBCO
Fellow, British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
FBCS
Fellow, British Computer Society
FBDO
Fellow, Association of British Dispensing Opticians
FBEng
Fellow, Association of Building Engineers
FBIM
Fellow, British Institute of Management (formerly MBIM)
FBIS
Fellow, British Interplanetary Society
FBIST
Fellow, British Institute of Surgical Technologists
FBOA
Fellow, British Optical Association
FBPICS
Fellow, British Production and Inventory Control Society
FBPsS
Fellow, British Psychological Society
FBS
Fellow, Burgon Society
FCA
Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants
FCCA
Fellow, Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (formerly FACCA)
FCFI
Fellow, Clothing and Footwear Institute
FCIArb
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
FCIB
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers
FCIB
Fellow, Corporation of Insurance Brokers
FCIE
Fellow, Association of Charity Independent Examiners
FCIH
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Housing
FCII
Fellow, Chartered Insurance Institute
FCILA
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters
FCIM
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Marketing (formerly FInstM)
FCIOB
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Building
FCIPD
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
FCIS
Fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
FCIT
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Transport
FCMA
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
FCMI
Fellow, Chartered Management Institute (formerly FIMgt)
FCO
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
FCollP
Fellow, College of Preceptors
FCollT
Fellow, College of Teachers
FCOptom
Fellow, College of Optometrists
FCP
Fellow, College of Preceptors
FCT
Fellow, Association of Corporate Treasurers
FDS
Fellow in Dental Surgery
FDSRCPSGlas
Fellow in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
FDSRCS
Fellow in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England
FE
Further Education
FEI
Fellow, Energy Institute
Fell
Fellow
FEPA
Fellow, Evangelical Preachers' Association
FETC
Further Education Teacher's Certificate
FFA
Fellow, Institute of Financial Accountants
FFAEM
Fellow, Faculty of Accident and Emergency Medicine
FFARCS
Fellow, Faculty of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons of England
FFChM
Fellow, Faculty of Church Music
FFDRCSI
Fellow, Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
FFHom
Fellow, the Faculty of Homoeopathy
FFOM
Fellow, Faculty of Occupational Medicine
FFPH
Fellow, Faculty of Public Health (formerly FFPHM)
FFPHM
Fellow, Faculty of Public Health Medicine (?now see< FFPH)
FFPM
Fellow, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine
FGA
Fellow, Gemmalogical Association
FGCM
Fellow, Guild of Church Musicians
FGMS
Fellow, Guild of Musicians and Singers
FGS
Fellow, Geological Society of London
FHA
Fellow, Institute of Hospital Administrators (now see FHSM)
FHCIMA
Fellow, Hotel Catering and Institutional Management Association
FHEA
Fellow, Higher Education Academy
FHSM
Fellow, Institute of Health Services Management
FIA
Fellow, Institute of Actuaries
FIBiol
Fellow, Institute of Biology
FIBMS
Fellow, Institute of Biomedical Sciences
FICE
Fellow, Institution of Civil Engineers
FIChemE
Fellow, Institution of Chemical Engineers
FICM
Fellow, Institution of Commercial Managers
FICS
Fellow, International College of Surgeons
FIDiagE
Fellow, Institute of Diagnostic Engineers
FIED
Fellow, Institution of Engineering Designers
FIEE
Fellow, Institution of Electrical Engineers (formerly FIERE)
FIEEE
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NY)
FIERE
Fellow, Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers (now see FIEE)
FIET
Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology
FIFireE
Fellow, Institution of Fire Engineers
FIHospE
Fellow, Institute of Hospital Engineering
FIHT
Fellow of the Institution of Highways and Transportation
FIIM
Fellow, Institution of Industrial Managers (formerly FIPlantE)
FIL
Fellow, Institute of Linguists
FIMA
Fellow, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
FIMarEST
Fellow, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
FIMechE
Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers
FIMI
Fellow, Institute of the Motor Industry
FIMLS
Fellow, Institute of Medical Laboratory Sciences
FIMM
Fellow, Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (now see FIMMM)
FIMMM
Fellow, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
FIMS
Fellow, Institute of Management Specialists
FInstAM
Fellow, Institute of Administrative Management
FInstD
Fellow, Institute of Directors
FInstE
Fellow, Institute of Energy
FInstLEx
Fellow, Institute of Legal Executives
FInstLM
Fellow, Institute of Leadership and Management
FInstMC
Fellow, Institute of Measurement and Control
FInstP
Fellow, Institute of Physics
FInstSMM
Fellow, Institute of Sales and Marketing Management
FInstTT
Fellow, Institute of Travel and Tourism
FINucE
Fellow, Institution of Nuclear Engineers (now see FNucI)
FIOSH
Fellow, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
FIPD
Fellow, Institute of Personnel Development
FIPEM
Fellow, Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine
FIQA
Fellow, Institute of Quality Assurance
FISM
Fellow, Institute of Supervisory Management
FIST
Fellow, Institute of Science and Technology
FIStructE
Fellow, Institution of Structural Engineers
Fitzw
Fitzwilliam
FKC
Fellow, King's College London
FLA
Fellow, Library Association
FLAME
Family Life and Marriage Education
FLCM
Fellow, London College of Music
FLIA
Fellow, Life Insurance Association
FLS
Fellow, Linnean Society
FMA
Fellow, Museums Association
FNI
Fellow, Nautical Institute
FNMSM
Fellow, North and Midlands School of Music
FNucI
Fellow, Nuclear Institute (formerly FINucE)
Foundn
Foundation
FPhS
Fellow, Philosophical Society of England
FPS
Fellow, Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain
FRACI
Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
FRAeS
Fellow, Royal Aeronautical Society
FRAI
Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute
FRAM
Fellow, Royal Academy of Music
Fran
Francis
Fran
Francis's
FRAS
Fellow, Royal Asiatic Society
FRAS
Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society
FRCA
Fellow, Royal College of Anaesthetists
FRCGP
Fellow, Royal College of General Practitioners
FRCM
Fellow, Royal College of Music
FRCO
Fellow, Royal College of Organists
FRCOG
Fellow, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
FRCOphth
Fellow, Royal College of Ophthalmologists
FRCP
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians
FRCP(C)
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada
FRCPath
Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists
FRCPCH
Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
FRCPEd
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
FRCPGlas
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (also see FRCSGlas)
FRCPsych
Fellow, Royal College of Psychiatrists
FRCR
Fellow, Royal College of Radiologists
FRCS
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of England
FRCSE or FRCSEd
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
FRCSGlas
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow (also see FRCPGlas)
FRCSI
Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
FRCVS
Fellow, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
FREng
Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering
FRGS
Fellow, Royal Geographical Society
FRHistS
Fellow, Royal Historical Society
FRHS
Fellow, Royal Horticultural Society
FRIAS
Fellow, Royal Incorporation of Architects of Scotland
FRIBA
Fellow, Royal Institute of British Architects
FRICS
Fellow, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (formerly FLAS and FSI)
FRIN
Fellow, Royal Institute of Navigation
FRINA
Fellow, Royal Institution of Naval Architects
FRIPH
Fellow, Royal Institute of Public Health
FRMetS
Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society
FRPharmS
Fellow, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
FRS
Fellow, Royal Society
FRSA
Fellow, Royal Society of Arts
FRSAI
Fellow, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
FRSC
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
FRSC
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (formerly FRIC)
FRSCM
Hon Fellow, Royal School of Church Music
FRSCM
Honorary Fellow, Royal School of Church Music
FRSE
Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
FRSH
Fellow, Royal Society for Public Health
FRSL
Fellow, Royal Society of Literature
FRSM
Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
FRSocMed
Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine
FRTPI
Fellow, Royal Town Planning Institute
FSA
Fellow, Society of Antiquaries
FSAScot
Fellow, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
FSCA
Fellow, Royal Society of Company and Commercial Accountants
FSJ
Fellowship of St John the Evangelist
FSR
Fellowship Diploma of the Society of Radiographers
FSS
Fellow, Royal Statistical Society
FTC
Flying Training Command
FTCL
Fellow, Trinity College of Music London
FTII
Fellow, Institute of Taxation
FVCM
Fellow, Victoria College of Music
FWeldI
Fellow, Institute of Welding

G

G&C
Gonville and Caius
Gabr
Gabriel
Gabr
Gabriel's
GB
Great Britain
GBSM
Graduate of the Birmingham School of Music
GCMG
Knight Grand Cross, Order of St Michael and St George
GCVO
Knight Grand Cross, Royal Victorian Order
Gd
Good
Gen
General
Geo
George
Geo
George's
GFS
Girls' Friendly Society
GGSM
Graduate Diploma of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Gib
Gibraltar
GIBiol
Graduate of the Institute of Biology
GIFireE
Graduate of the Institute of Fire Engineers
GIMechE
Graduate of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
GInstP
Graduate of the Institute of Physics
GIPE
Graduate of the Institution of Production Engineers
Glam
Glamorgan
Glas
(Diocese of) Glasgow and Galloway
Glas
Glasgow
GLCM
Graduate Diploma of the London College of Music
Glos
Gloucestershire
Glouc
(Diocese of) Gloucester
Gloucester
GL3 4ET
GM
George Medal
GMus
Graduate Diploma in Music
GMusRNCM
Graduate in Music of the Royal Northern College of Music
GNSM
Graduate of the Northern School of Music
Gov
Governor
Gp
Group
Gr
Grammar
GradCIPD
Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
GradICSA
Graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
GradIPM
Graduate of the Institute of Personnel Management
Greg
Gregory
Greg
Gregory's
GRIC
Graduate Membership, Royal Institute of Chemistry
GRNCM
Graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music
GRSC
Graduate of the Royal School of Chemistry
GRSM
Graduate of the Royal Schools of Music
GSM
(Member of) Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Gt
Great
GTCL
Graduate Diploma of Trinity College of Music, London
Gtr
Greater
Guildf
(Diocese of) Guildford

H

H
Holy
H&FE
Higher and Further Education
HA
Health Authority
HAC
Honourable Artillery Company
Hatf
Hatfield
HCIMA
Hotel and Catering International Management Association
Hd
Head
HDipEd
Higher Diploma in Education
HE
Higher Education
Heref
(Diocese of) Hereford
Hertf
Hertford
Hist
Historic
Hist
Historical
Hist
History
HIV
Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HM
Her (or His) Majesty
HMI
Her (or His) Majesty's Inspector (or Inspectorate)
HMS
Her (or His) Majesty's Ship
Ho
House
Hon
Honorary
Hon
Honourable
Hon GCM
Honorary Member, Guild of Church Musicians
HonDLaws
Honorary Doctor of Laws
HonFChS
Honorary Fellow, Society of Chiropodists
HonRCM
Honorary Member, Royal College of Music
HonRSCM
Honorary Member, Royal School of Church Music
Hosp
Hospital
HQ
Headquarters
HTV
Harlech Television
HVCert
Health Visitor's Certificate

I

I
Incumbent
IAAP
International Association for Analytical Psychology
IBA
Independent Broadcasting Authority
ICF
Industry Churches Forum (formerly Industrial Christian Fellowship)
ICM
Irish Church Missions
ICS
Intercontinental Church Society
IDC
Inter-Diocesan Certificate
IDWAL
Inter-Diocesan West Africa Link
IEAB
Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil
IEng
Incorporated Engineer (formerly TEng(CEI))
IFES
International Fellowship of Evangelical Students
ILEA
Inner London Education Authority
IME
Initial Ministerial Education
IMMM
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
Imp
Imperial
Inc
Incorporated
Ind
Industrial
Ind
Industry
Info
Information
INSEAD
Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires
Insp
Inspector
Inst
Institut
Inst
Institute
Inst
Institution
Intercon
Intercontinental
Internat
International
Interpr
Interpretation
IPFA
Member, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
Is
Island
Is
Islands
Is
Isle
Is
Isles
ISO
Imperial Service Order
IT
Information Technology
ITV
Independent Television
IVF
Inter-Varsity Fellowship of Evangelical Unions (now see UCCF)
IVS
International Voluntary Service

J

Jas
James
Jas
James's
JCD
Doctor of Canon Law
JCL
Licentiate in Canon Law
JD
Doctor of Jurisprudence
JEM
Jerusalem and the East Mission (now see JMECA)
Jes
Jesus
JMECA
Jerusalem and Middle East Church Association (formerly JEM)
Jo
John
Jo
John's
Jos
Joseph
Jos
Joseph's
JP
Justice of the Peace
Jt
Joint
Jun
Junior

K

K
King
K
King's
K, E & A
(Diocese of) Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
KA
Knight of St Andrew, Order of Barbados
Kath
Katharine/Katherine
Kath
Katharine's/Katherine's
KBE
Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire
KCB
Knight Commander, Order of the Bath
KCMG
Knight Commander, Order of St Michael and St George
KCVO
Knight Commander, Royal Victorian Order
KPM
King's Police Medal
Kt
Knight

L

L & K
(Diocese of) Limerick and Killaloe (united dioceses of Limerick, Ardfert, Aghadoe, Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmacduagh and Emly)
Lamp
Lampeter
Lanc
Lancaster
LASI
Licentiate, Ambulance Service Institute
Laur
Laurence
Laur
Laurence's
Lawr
Lawrence
Lawr
Lawrence's
LBIPP
Licentiate, British Institute of Professional Photography
LCC
London County Council
LCL
Licentiate in Canon Law
LCP
Licentiate, College of Preceptors
LCST
Licentiate, College of Speech Therapists
LCTP
Lancashire and Cumbria Theological Partnership
Ld
Lord
LDiv
Licentiate in Divinity
Ldr
Leader
LDS
Licentiate in Dental Surgery
LEA
Local Education Authority
Lect
Lecturer
Leic
(Diocese of) Leicester
Leon
Leonard
Leon
Leonard's
LEP
Local Ecumenical Partnership
LèsL
Licencié ès lettres
LGCM
Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement
LGSM
Licentiate, Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Lib
Librarian
Lib
Library
Lic
Licence
Lic
Licensed
Lic
Licentiate
LICeram
Licentiate, Institute of Ceramics
Lich
(Diocese of) Lichfield
LicTh
Licence in Theology
LIMA
Licentiate, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
Linc
(Diocese of) Lincoln
Lit
Literature
LittD
Doctor of Letters (also see DLitt)
Liturg
Liturgical
Liv
(Diocese of) Liverpool
LLA
Lady Literate in Arts
LLAM
Licentiate, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
Llan
(Diocese of) Llandaff
LLB
Bachelor of Laws
LLCM
Licentiate, London College of Music
LLCM(TD)
Licentiate, London College of Music (Teachers' Diploma)
LLD
Doctor of Laws
LLM
Master of Laws
LMH
Lady Margaret Hall
LMPA
Licentiate Master, Photographers' Association
LNSM
Local Non-stipendiary Minister (or Ministry)
Lon
(Diocese of) London
LOROS
Leicestershire Organization for the Relief of Suffering
Loughb
Loughborough
LRAM
Licentiate, Royal Academy of Music
LRCP
Licentiate, Royal College of Physicians
LRCPI
Licentiate, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
LRCSEng
Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons in England
LRCSI
Licentiate, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
LRPS
Licentiate, Royal Photographic Society
LRSC
Licentiate, Royal Society of Chemistry
LRSM
Licentiate Diploma of the Royal Schools of Music
LSE
London School of Economics and Political Science
LSHTM
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
LSIAD
Licentiate, Society of Industrial Artists and Designers
LSocEth
Licence en Sociologie-Ethnologie
Lt
Lieutenant
Lt
Little
LTCL
Licentiate, Trinity College of Music London
Ltd
Limited
LTh
Licentiate in Theology (also see LST)
LtO
Licence to officiate
LVCM
Licentiate, Victoria College of Music
LVO
Lieutenant, Royal Victorian Order
LWCMD
Licentiate, Welsh College of Music and Drama

M

M & K
(Diocese of) Meath and Kildare
MA
Master of Arts
MA(Ed)
Master of Arts in Education
MA(MM)
Master of Arts in Mission and Ministry
MA(Theol)
Master of Arts in Theology
MA(TS)
Master of Arts in Theological Studies
MAAIS
Member, Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors
MAAT
Member, Association of Accounting Technicians
MACC
Member, Australian College of Chaplains
MACE
Member, Australian College of Educators
MACT
Member, Association of Corporate Treasurers
MAE
Member, Academy of Experts
Magd
Magdalen/Magdalene
Magd
Magdalen's/Magdalene's
MAgrSc
Master of Agricultural Science
MAJA
Member, Association of Jungian Analysts
MAMIT
Member, Associate of Meat Inspectors Trust
Man
(Diocese of) Manchester
Man Dir
Managing Director
Mansf
Mansfield
MAPM
Member, Association for Project Management
MAPsS
Member, Australian Psychological Society
MArAd
Master of Archive Administration
MArch
Master of Architecture
Marg
Margaret
Marg
Margaret's
MASI
Member, Architects and Surveyors Institute
MAT
Master of Arts and Teaching (USA)
MATA
Member, Animal Technicians' Association
MATCA
Member, Air Traffic Control Association
MATM
Master of Arts in Theology and Ministry
Matt
Matthew
Matt
Matthew's
MB
Bachelor of Medicine (also see BM)
MB,BS or MB,ChB
Conjoint degree of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBA
Master of Business Administration
MBACP
Member, British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
MBAOT
Member, British Association of Occupational Therapists (formerly MAOT)
MBAP
Member, British Association of Psychotherapists
MBASW
Member, British Association of Social Workers
MBATOD
Member, British Association of Teachers of the Deaf
MBC
Metropolitan (or Municipal) Borough Council
MBChA
Member, British Chiropody Association
MBCS
Member, British Computer Society
MBE
Member, Order of the British Empire
MBEng
Member, Association of Building Engineers
MBES
Member, Biological Engineering Society
MBIM
Member, British Institute of Management (later MIMgt)
MBiochem
Master of Biochemstry
MBKSTS
Member, British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society
MBM
Master of Business Management
MBPsS
Member, British Psychological Society
MC
Military Cross
MCA
Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants
MCB
Master in Clinical Biochemistry
MCCDRCS
Member in Clinical Community Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons
MCD
Master of Civic Design
MCE
Master of Civil Engineering
MCGI
Member, City and Guilds of London Institute
MChem
Master of Chemistry
MChemA
Master in Chemical Analysis
MChOrth
Master of Orthopaedic Surgery
MChS
Member, Society of Chiropodists
MCIArb
Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
MCIBS
Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland
MCIBSE
Member, Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers
MCIEH
Member, Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (formerly MIEH)
MCIH
Member, Chartered Institute of Housing (formerly MIH)
MCIJ
Member, Chartered Institute of Journalists
MCIL
Member, Chartered Institute of Linguists
MCIM
Member, Chartered Institute of Marketing (formerly MInstM)
MCIMA
Member, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
MCIOB
Member, Chartered Institute of Building
MCIPD
Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
MCIPR
Member, Chartered Institute of Public Relations
MCIPS
Member, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply
MCIT
Member, Chartered Institute of Transport
MCIWEM
Member, Chartered Institution of Water and Enviromental Management
MCL
Master of Canon Law
MCLIP
Member, Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
MCMI
Member, Chartered Management Institute (formerly MBIM and MIMgt)
MCollP
Member, College of Preceptors
MCom
Master of Commerce
MCommH
Master of Community Health
MCS
Master of Christian Spirituality
MCS
Master of Christian Studies
MCSD
Member, Chartered Society of Designers
MCSP
Member, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
MCST
Member, College of Speech Therapists
MCT
Member, Association of Corporate Treasurers
MD
Doctor of Medicine
MDA
Master of Defence Administration
MDefStud
Master of Defence Studies
MDiv
Master of Divinity
ME
Master of Engineering (also see MEng)
MEd
Master of Education
MEHS
Member, Ecclesiastical History Society
MEng
Master of Engineering
Mert
Merton
MèsL
Lettres Modernes
Metrop
Metropolitan
MFA
Master of Fine Art
MFHom
Member, Faculty of Homeopathy
MFOM
Member, Faculty of Occupational Medicine
MGDSRCS
Membership in General Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England
Mgt
Management
MHCIMA
Member, Hotel Catering and Institutional Management Association
MHort (RHS)
Master of Horticulture, Royal Horticultural Society
MHSc
Master of Health Science
MHSM
Member, Institute of Health Services Management
MHums
Master of Humanities
MIA
Malawi Institute of Architects
MIAAP
Member, International Association for Analytical Psychology
MIAAS
Member, Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors
MIAM
Member, Institute of Administrative Management
MIAP
Member, Institution of Analysts and Programmers
MIAT
Member, Institute of Asphalt Technology
MIBC
Member, Institute of Business Counsellors
MIBCO
Member, Institution of Building Control Officers
MIBF
Member, Institute of British Foundrymen
MIBiol
Member, Institute of Biology
MICA
Member, International Cartographic Association
MICAS
Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
MICE
Member, Institution of Civil Engineers (formerly AMICE)
MICFM
Member, Institute of Charity Fundraising Managers
MICFor
Member, Institute of Chartered Foresters
Mich
Michael
Mich
Michael's
Mich
Michael and All Angels
MIChemE
Member, Institution of Chemical Engineers
MICM
Member, Institute of Credit Management
MICorrST
Member, Institution of Corrosion Science and Technology
MICS
Member, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
Midl
Midlands
MIE
Member, Institute of Engineers and Technicians
MIEAust
Member, Institute of Engineers and Technicians Australia
MIED
Member, Institute of Engineering Designers
MIEE
Member, Institution of Electrical Engineers (formerly AMIEE & MIERE)
MIEEE
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NY)
MIEEM
Member, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
MIEleclE
Corporate Member, Institution of Electrical and Electronics
MIEleclE
Incorporated Engineers
MIET
Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology
MIEx
Member, Institute of Export
MIGasE
Member, Institution of Gas Engineers
MIHEEM
Member, Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management
MIHM
Member, Institute of Healthcare Management
MIHT
Member, Institution of Highways and Transportation
MIIExE
Member, Institute of Incorporated Executive Engineers
MIIM
Member, Institution of Industrial Managers
MIInfSc
Member, Institute of Information Scientists
Mil
Military
MIL
Member, Institute of Linguists
MILT
Member, Institute of Logistics and Transport
MIM
Member, Institute of Metals (formerly Institution of Metallurgists)
MIMA
Member, Institute of Management Accountants
MIMA
Member, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
MIMarEST
Member, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
MIMC
Member, Institute of Management Consultants
MIMechE
Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (formerly AMIMechE)
MIMI
Member, Institute of the Motor Industry
MIMunE
Member, Institution of Municipal Engineers
Min
Minister
Min
Ministers
Min
Ministries
Min
Ministry
Min
Minor
Minl
Ministerial
MInstC(Glas)
Member, Institute of Counselling (Glasgow)
MInstD
Member, Institute of Directors
MInstE
Member, Institute of Energy
MInstGA
Member, Institute of Group Analysis
MInstP
Member, Institute of Physics
MInstPI
Member, Institute of Patentees and Inventors
MInstPkg
Member, Institute of Packaging
MInstPS
Corporate Member, Institute of Purchasing and Supply
MInstTA
Member, Institute of Transport Administration
MINucE
Member, Institute of Nuclear Engineers
MIOSH
Member, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health
MIOT
Member, Institute of Operating Theatre Technicians
MIPI
Member, Institute of Private Investigators
MIPR
Member, Institute of Public Relations
MIProdE
Member, Institution of Production Engineers
MIQA
Member, Institute of Quality Assurance
MIRSE
Member, Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
MISE
Member, Institute of Sales Engineers
MISM
Member, Institute of Supervisory Management
Miss
Mission
Miss
Missions
Miss
Missionary
Missr
Missioner
MIStructE
Member, Institute of Structural Engineers
MISW
Member, Institute of Social Welfare
MITI
Member, Institute of Translation and Interpreting
MITMA
Member, Institute of Trade Mark Agents
MITPA
Member, International Tax Planning Association
MIW
Member, Institute of Welfare (formerly MIWO)
ML
Master of Leadership
MLI
Member, Landscape Institute
MLib
Master of Librarianship
MLitt
Master of Letters
MLL
Master of Laws
MLS
Master of Library Studies
MM
Military Medal
MMath
Master of Mathematics
MMCET
Martyrs' Memorial and Church of England Trust
MMedSc
Master of Medical Science
MMet
Master of Metallurgy
MMin
Master of Ministry
MMinTheol
Master in Ministry and Theology
MMS
Member, Institute of Management Services
MMus
Master of Music (also see MusM)
MN
Master of Nursing
MNI
Member, Nautical Institute
MOD
Ministry of Defence
Mon
(Diocese of) Monmouth
Mor
(Diocese of) Moray, Ross and Caithness
MPA
Master of Public Administration
MPH
Master of Public Health
MPhil
Master of Philosophy
MPhilF
Master of Philosophical Foundations
MPhys
Master of Physics
MProf
Master of Professional Studies
MPS
Master of Professional Studies
MPsychSc
Master of Psychological Science
MRAC
Member, Royal Agricultural College
MRAeS
Member, Royal Aeronautical Society
MRCGP
Member, Royal College of General Practitioners
MRCO
Member, Royal College of Organists
MRCOG
Member, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
MRCP
Member, Royal College of Physicians
MRCPath
Member, Royal College of Pathologists
MRCPsych
Member, Royal College of Psychiatrists
MRCS
Member, Royal College of Surgeons
MRCSE
Member, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
MRCVS
Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
MRelSc
Master of Religious Science
MRes
Master of Research
MRIA
Member, Royal Irish Academy
MRICS
Member, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (formerly ARICS)
MRIN
Member, Royal Institute of Navigation
MRINA
Member, Royal Institution of Naval Architects
MRIPHH
Member, Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene
MRPharmS
Member, Royal Pharmaceutical Society (formerly MPS)
MRSC
Member, Royal Society of Chemistry (formerly MRIC)
MRSL
Member, Order of the Republic of Sierra Leone
MRSPH
Member, Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
MRST
Member, Royal Society of Teachers
MRTPI
Member, Royal Town Planning Institute
MRTvS
Member, Royal Television Society
MS
Master of Science (USA)
MS
Master of Surgery
MSacMus
Master of Sacred Music
MSAICE
Member, South African Institution of Civil Engineers
MSB
Member, Society of Biology
MSc
Master of Science
MSc(Econ)
Master of Science in Economics
MSci
Master of Natural Sciences
MScRel
Maitrise es Sciences Religieuses
MSE
Master of Science in Engineering (USA)
MSE
Minister (or Ministers) in Secular Employment
MSERT
Member, Society of Electronic and Radio Technicians
MSHAA
Member, Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists
MSI
Member, Securities Institute
MSIAD
Member, Society of Industrial Artists and Designers
MSLIS
Master of Science in Library and Information Science
MSoc
Maîtrise en Sociologie
MSocSc
Master of Social Sciences (also see MSSc)
MSocWork
Master of Social Work (USA)
MSOSc
Member, Society of Ordained Scientists
MSOTS
Member, Society for Old Testament Study
MSR
Member, Society of Radiographers
MSSc
Master of Social Science (also see MSocSc)
MSSCh
Member, School of Surgical Chiropody
MSSTh
Member, Society for the Study of Theology
MSt
Master of Studies
MSTSD
Member, Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama
MSW
Master of Social Work
Mt
Mount
MTD
Master of Transport Design
MTech
Master of Technology
MTh or MTheol
Master of Theology (also see STM and ThM)
MThSt ?or< MTS
Master of Theological Studies
MTS
Master of Theological Studies
MU
Mothers' Union
MusB or MusBac
Bachelor of Music (also see BMus)
MusD or MusDoc
Doctor of Music
MusM
Master of Music (also see MMus)
MVO
Member, Royal Victorian Order

N

N
North
N
Northern
NACRO
National Association for the Care and Rehabilitation of Offenders
NASA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (USA)
Nat
National
Nath
Nathanael/Nathaniel
Nath
Nathanael's/Nathaniel's
NCEC
National Christian Education Council
NE
North East
NEITE
North East Institute for Theological Education
NEOC
North East Oecumenical Course (formerly North East Ordination Course)
Newc
(Diocese of) Newcastle
NHS
National Health Service
Nic
Nicholas/Nicolas
Nic
Nicholas's/Nicolas's
NIDA
National Institute of Dramatic Art
NJ
New Jersey
NOC
Northern Ordination Course
Nor
(Diocese of) Norwich
Northn
Northampton
Nottm
Nottingham
NS
Nova Scotia (Canada)
NSM
Non-stipendiary Minister (or Ministry)
NSPCC
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
NSW
New South Wales (Australia)
NT
New Testament
NTMTC
North Thames Ministerial Training Course
Nuff
Nuffield
NUI
National University of Ireland
NUU
New University of Ulster
NW
North West/Northwestern
NWT
North West Territories (Canada)
NY
New York (USA)
NZ
New Zealand

O

OAM
Medal of the Order of Australia
OBE
Officer, Order of the British Empire
OBI
Order of British India
OCF
Officiating Chaplain to the Forces
OCM
Officiating Chaplain to the Military
Offg
Officiating
Offic
Officiate
OGS
Oratory of the Good Shepherd
OH
Ohio
OHP
Order of the Holy Paraclete
OLM
Ordained Local Minister (or Ministry)
OM
Order of Merit
OM(Ger)
Order of Merit of Germany
OMF
Overseas Missionary Fellowship
ONZ
Order of New Zealand
Ord
Ordained
Ord
Ordinands
Ord
Ordination
Org
Organization
Org
Organizer
Org
Organizing
OSB
Order of St Benedict
OSP
Order of St Paul
OT
Old Testament
Ox
(Diocese of) Oxford

P

p
Ordained Priest
P
Patron(s)
P
Priest
P in O
Priest in Ordinary
Par
Parish
Par
Parishes
Paroch
Parochial
Past
Pastoral
Patr
Patrick
Patr
Patrick's
Patr
Patronage
PBS
Pengeran Bintang Sarawak (Companion of the Order of the Star, Sarawak)
PC
Perpetual Curate
PC
Privy Counsellor
PCC
Parochial Church Council
Pemb
Pembroke
Penn
Pennsylvania (USA)
Perm
Permission
Pet
(Diocese of) Peterborough
Pet
Peter
Pet
Peter's
Peterho
Peterhouse
PEV
Provincial Episcopal Visitor
PGCE
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
PGDE
Postgraduate Diploma in Education
PGTC
Postgraduate Teaching Certificate
PhB
Bachelor of Philosophy
PhC
Pharmaceutical Chemist
PhD
Doctor of Philosophy (also see DPhil)
PhD(Educ)
Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Phil
Philip
Phil
Philip's
PhL
Licentiate of Philosophy
P-in-c
Priest-in-charge
plc
public limited company
PM
Priest Missioner
PO
Post Office
Poly
Polytechnic
Portsm
(Diocese of) Portsmouth
PPRIBA
Past President, Royal Institute of British Architects
PQCSW
Post-Qualifying Certificate in Social Work
Preb
Prebendary
Prec
Precentor
Prep
Preparatory
Pres
President
Prin
Principal
Pris
Prison
Pris
Prisons
Prof
Professor
Prof
Professorial
Progr
Program
Progr
Programme
Progr
Programmes
Prop
Proprietary
Prov
Province
Prov
Provincial
PsychD
Professional Doctor of Counselling Psychology
Pt
Point
PtO
Permission to officiate
PV
Priest Vicar

Q

QC
Queen's Counsel
QFSM
Queen's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service
QGM
Queen's Gallantry Medal
QHC
Honorary Chaplain to The Queen
Qld
Queensland
QN
Queen's Nurse
QPM
Queen's Police Medal
QSM
Queen's Service Medal
QSO
Queen's Service Order of New Zealand
QTS
Qualified Teacher Status
Qu
Queen
Qu
Queen's
Qu
Queens'
QUB
The Queen's University of Belfast
QVRM
Queen's Volunteer Reserve Medal

R

R
Rector
R
Royal
R and D
Research and Development
R of O
Reserve of Officers
R&SChTrust
Rochester and Southwark Church Trust
RAAChD
Royal Australian Army Chaplains' Department
RAAF
Royal Australian Air Force
RAChD
Royal Army Chaplains' Department
RAD or RADD
Royal Association in Aid of Deaf People (formerly Deaf and Dumb)
RADA
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
RADICLE
Residential and Drop-in Centre London Enterprises
RAEC
Royal Army Educational Corps
RAF
Royal Air Force
RAFVR
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
RAM
(Member) Royal Academy of Music
RAN
Royal Australian Navy
RANSR
Royal Australian Naval Strategic Reserve
RAuxAF
Royal Auxiliary Air Force
RC
Roman Catholic
RCA
Royal College of Art
RCAF
Royal Canadian Air Force
RCM
Royal College of Music
RCN
Royal Canadian Navy
RCN
Royal College of Nursing
RCNT
Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher
RCPS
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons
RCS
Royal College of Surgeons of England
RCSE
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
RD
Royal Navy Reserve Decoration
RD
Rural Dean
RE
Religious Education
Reg
Registered
Regt
Regiment
Rehab
Rehabilitation
Relig
Religion(s)
Relig
Religious
Relns
Relations
Rem
Remand
Rep
Representative
Res
Residence
Res
Resident
Res
Residential
Res
Residentiary
Resp
Responsibility
Resurr
Resurrection
Revd
Reverend
RFN
Registered Fever Nurse
RGN
Registered General Nurse
RHV
Registered Health Visitor
RIA
Royal Irish Academy
RIBA
(Member) Royal Institute of British Architects (formerly ARIBA)
Rich
Richard
Rich
Richard's
Ripon
Ripon and Leeds
RLSMD
Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry
RM
Registered Midwife
RMA or RMC
Royal Military Academy (formerly College), Sandhurst
RMCM
Royal Manchester College of Music
RMCS
Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham
RMHN
Registered Mental Health Nurse
RMN
Registered Mental Nurse
RN
Registered Nurse (Canada)
RN
Royal Navy
RN(MH)
Registered Nurse (for the mentally handicapped)
RNCM
Royal Northern College of Music
RNIB
Royal National Institute for the Blind
RNLI
Royal National Lifeboat Institution
RNMH
Registered Nurse for the Mentally Handicapped
RNR
Royal Naval Reserve
RNT
Registered Nurse Tutor
RNVR
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
RNZN
Royal New Zealand Navy
Rob
Robinson
Roch
(Diocese of) Rochester
RS
Religious Studies
RSAMD
Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
RSCM
(Member) Royal School of Church Music
RSCN
Registered Sick Children's Nurse
Rt
Right
RTCert
Certified Reality Therapist
Rtd or rtd
Retired
RTE
Radio Telefís Éireann
RVC
Royal Veterinary College
RVO
Royal Victorian Order

S

S
South
S
Southern
S & B
(Diocese of) Swansea and Brecon
S & M
(Diocese of) Sodor and Man
SA
Salvation Army
Sacr
Sacrist
Sacr
Sacristan
SAMS
South American Mission Society (now see CMS)
SAOMC
St Albans and Oxford Ministry Course
SAP
(Member) Society of Analytical Psychologists
Sarum
(Diocese of) Salisbury
Sav
Saviour
Sav
Saviour's
ScD
Doctor of Science (also see DSc)
Sch
School
SCM
State Certified Midwife
SCM
Student Christian Movement
SE
South East
Sec
Secretary
SEI
Scottish Episcopal Institute
SEITE
South East Institute for Theological Education
Selw
Selwyn
Sem
Seminary
Sen
Senior
SEN
State Enrolled Nurse
SFHEA
Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
SHARE
Shelter Housing and Renewal Experiment
Sheff
(Diocese of) Sheffield
Shep
Shepherd
SM
Master of Science (USA)
SMF
Society for the Maintenance of the Faith
SNTS
Society for New Testament Studies
SNWTP
Southern North West Training Partnership
So
Souls
So
Souls'
SOAS
School of Oriental and African Studies
Soc
Social
Soc
Society
SOMA
Sharing of Ministries Abroad
SOSc
Society of Ordained Scientists
Southn
Southampton
SPCK
Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
SPG
Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (now see USPG)
Sqn Ldr
Squadron Leader
SRCh
State Registered Chiropodist
SRD
State Registered Dietician
SRN
State Registered Nurse
SROT
State Registered Occupational Therapist
SRP
State Registered Physiotherapist
SS
Saints
SS
Saints'
SS
Sidney Sussex
SSB
Society of the Sisters of Bethany
SSC
Solicitor before the Supreme Court (Scotland)
SSEES
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
SSF
Society of St Francis
SSJ
Society of St John of Jerusalem
SSJE
Society of St John the Evangelist
SSM
Self-supporting Minister (or Ministry)
SSM
Society of the Sacred Mission
St
Saint
St Alb
(Diocese of) St Albans
St Alb
St Alban
St Alb
St Alban's
St And
(Diocese of) St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
St As
(Diocese of) St Asaph
St D
(Diocese of) St Davids
St E
(Diocese of) St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
STB
Bachelor of Theology (also see BTh)
STD
Doctor of Sacred Theology (also see DST)
Ste
Sainte
Steph
Stephen
Steph
Stephen's
STETS
Southern Theological Education and Training Scheme
STh
Scholar in Theology (also see ThSchol)
STh
Student in Theology
STL
Reader (or Professor) of Sacred Theology
STM
Master of Theology (also see MTh or MTheol and ThM)
STV
Scottish Television
Sub
Substitute
Succ
Succentor
Suff
Suffragan
Supt
Superintendent
SW
South West
S'wark
(Diocese of) Southwark
S'well
(Diocese of) Southwell and Nottingham
S'well
Southwell
SWJ
Servants with Jesus
SWMTC
South West Ministry Training Course
Syn
Synod

T

T, K & A
(Diocese of) Tuam, Killala and Achonry
TA
Territorial Army
Tas
Tasmania
TAVR
Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve
TC
Technician Certificate
TCD
Trinity College, Dublin
TCert
Teacher's Certificate
TD
Team Deacon
TD
Territorial Efficiency Decoration
TDip
Teacher's Diploma
TEAR
The Evangelical Alliance Relief
Tech
Technical
Tech
Technological
Tech
Technology
TEM
Territorial Efficiency Medal
temp
temporarily
TEng
Senior Technician Engineer
Th
Theologian
Th
Theological
Th
Theology
ThA
Associate of Theology
ThB
Bachelor of Theology (USA)
ThD
Doctorate in Theology (also see DTh)
ThL
Theological Licentiate
ThM
Master of Theology (also see MTh or MTheol and STM)
Thos
Thomas
Thos
Thomas's
ThSchol
Scholar in Theology (also see STh)
Tim
Timothy
Tim
Timothy's
TISEC
Theological Institute of the Scottish Episcopal Church
TM
Team Minister (or Ministry)
TP
Team Priest
Tr
Trainer
Tr
Training
TR
Team Rector
Treas
Treasurer
Treas
Treasurer's
Trin
Trinity
TS
Training Ship
TSB
Trustee Savings Bank
TV
Team Vicar
TV
Television
TVS
Television South

U

UAE
United Arab Emirates
UCC
University College, Cork
UCCF
Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship of Evangelical Unions (formerly IVF)
UCD
University College, Dublin
UEA
University of East Anglia
UED
University Education Diploma
UK
United Kingdom
UKRC
United Kingdom Register of Counsellors
UMCA
Universities' Mission to Central Africa (now see USPG)
UMIST
University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology
UNISA
University of South Africa
Univ
University
UPA
Urban Priority Area (or Areas)
URC
United Reformed Church
US or
USA United States (of America)
USCL
United Society for Christian Literature
USPG
United Society Partners in the Gospel (formerly SPG, UMCA, and CMD)
UWE
University of the West of England
UWIC
University of Wales Institute, Cardiff
UWIST
University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology

V

V
Vicar
V
Virgin
V
Virgin's
Ven
Venerable
VetMB
Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine (also see BVetMed)
Vic
Victoria (Australia)
Vin
Vincent
Vin
Vincent's
Voc
Vocation(s)
Voc
Vocational
VR
Volunteer Reserve
VRD
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Officers' Decoration
VRSM
Volunteer Reserves Service Medal

W

w
with
W
West
W
Western
W/Cdr
Wing Commander
Wadh
Wadham
Wakef
(Diocese of) Wakefield
WCC
World Council of Churches
WEC
Worldwide Evangelism Crusade
WEMTC
West of England Ministerial Training Course
Westf
Westfield
Westmr
Westminster
Wilts
Wiltshire
Win
(Diocese of) Winchester
Wm
William
WMMTC
West Midlands Ministerial Training Course
Wolfs
Wolfson
Wolv
Wolverhampton
Worc
(Diocese of) Worcester
WRAF
Women's Royal Air Force

Y

YMCA
Young Men's Christian Association
YOI
Young Offender Institution
YWAM
Youth with a Mission