Bishop of London - Lent Appeal - We’re giving alms!
Growing up is a challenge wherever you live. A young person in London may worry about personal safety, gang culture, knife crime or getting A levels and a good job. In Luanda making bricks in a factory is as common as going to school. As a girl in Maputo you might look after younger children at home or spend hours fetching water.
Children growing up in church means a growing church. Nurturing young people in faith in Jesus Christ we raise them to be true disciples as adults.
The Bishop of London’s Mission Fund supports projects to engage young people through Junior Church, youth work and community sports and music across the capital. ALMA (Angola London Mozambique Association) gives grants to build schools and drill boreholes and establishes links through exchange visits with Dioceses in London and Mozambique and Angola.
This year the Bishop hopes to raise £60,000 for this appeal. We as a parish and school have a strong tradition of raising as much as we can for other people during Lent. Last year Christ the Saviour Church and School raised around £12,000 for the Bishop's appeal: Street Child World Cup.
There will be events throughout Lent to raise funds, save our pocket money, collect our alms together and give generously.