Advent Justice Appeal to help support its work around asylum seekers and refugees. Read our blog.
The Diocese is once again running its Advent Justice Appeal to help support its work around asylum seekers and refugees.
Our work in this area has grown and developed over the last two years, but has now reached an important stage.
What will the money be used for?
Funds raised in 2017 will go to assist the following areas:
- Refugee Officer: Continue the work of our Refugee Officer, Domenica Pecoraro, as she focusses on assisting churches keen to support refugee families through the various Government schemes now available.
- Calais post: Help establish the much prayed for Calais post, which will support those engaging with the many migrants still present in Northern France.
- Winter Night Shelters: Providing much needed support for vulnerable people on our own streets over Winter, some funds will also be distributed to the Kent Churches Winter Night Shelter Network.
It may seem that the plight of displaced people has fallen off the news agenda, but as the continued presence of migrants in Calais, the ongoing conflict in Syria, and the desperation of the people in Myanmar and Yemen would indicate, the reality is very different.
Bishop Trevor says: “The Christmas story offers a vivid reminder of why our concern for refugees and those seeking asylum should not waiver, revealing as it does the God given grace and dignity found in each and every one of us.”
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/adventjusticeappeal2017 or by cheque, made payable to Canterbury DBF, with “2017 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.