What does ‘home’ mean to you?
This year’s Bishop’s Advent Justice Appeal takes the theme of ‘A Place to Call Home’. The Diocese has been working with Christian Aid on a programme which will run for three years, focusing on climate change and refugee issues. Throughout Advent, we’ll be encouraging Christians across East Kent to spend time reflecting on what ‘home’ means to them – and what it might mean to lose your home or to be far away from it. Resources to help you do this will be available very soon.
We’re also asking churches to donate the collection from one of their Advent services towards this year’s Advent Justice Appeal. Funds will be shared between the Calais chaplaincy post and Christian Aid’s work with refugees and Internally Displaced People, and the local Kent Winter Shelter Network.
How to give
This year churches are being asked to consider donating a collection from one of their Advent services to the Appeal.
It is possible to give online at www.justgiving.com/campaign/aplacetocallhome or by cheque, made payable to Canterbury DBF, with “2018 Justice Appeal” on the back and sent to Advent Justice Appeal, Diocesan House, Lady Wootton’s Green, Canterbury, CT1 1NQ.
If you’re able, please Gift Aid your donations, allowing us to claim an extra 25p for every pound donated. If you’re giving online, please visit www.canterburydiocese.org/donations to Gift Aid your donation.
The generosity of parishes and individuals in the past has made such a difference, and so we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your continued supported.
- All-age talk and children’s group activities
- Refugee prayers
- Uprooted and Overlooked – order of service