Entries by Staff

Supporting fair trade at General Synod!

Congratulations to Louis Parminter for winning the prize hamper, provided by Bishops’ Appeal, in the caption competition at General Synod! A great opportunity to promote fair trade products within the Church of Ireland.

Archbishops renew appeal for prayers for peace in the Middle East

  A statement from Archbishop John McDowell and Archbishop Michael Jackson, issued on Sunday, 14th April 2024: ‘We renew our call for members of the Church of Ireland to pray that peace will prevail and humanitarian aid will reach all who suffer at this time. Every human life has intrinsic value through its creation in […]

Bishops’ Appeal thanks supporters for generosity

Thank you! The Bishops’ Appeal sends a message of thanks to all those who have supported recent appeals and given so generously to enable those in great need to receive help and practical aid around the world today. Thanks to the generosity of parishes and individuals, at its meeting in March, the Bishops’ Appeal Advisory […]

‘A warm glow in a cold dark place’

Two hundred and fifty wood-burning stoves have been distributed in the Kharkiv region by Habitat for Humanity Ukraine in recent months.  Many arrived just in time for Christmas, and all will keep families warm and allow them to cook simple meals. The current situation in Ukraine is challenging with more airstrikes, less support, and a […]

Thank you!

Thank you to each person, each family and each congregation who has given so generously to support the work of Bishops’ Appeal in 2023. Thanks to you and your generous donations we have been able to support a wide range of health, education and rural development projects around the world. From Uganda, to DRC, Malawi, […]

Still time to give to our Advent and Christmas appeal

On behalf of the Bishops’ Appeal Committee, we want to say a sincere thank you to all those individuals and churches who have already supported our Advent and Christmas appeal for those impacted by the war in Gaza and those supporting the many thousands of displaced people across the Middle East. If you haven’t yet […]

Displaced but not forgotten

The Advent and Christmas Appeal launched by the Church of Ireland’s Bishops’ Appeal for World Aid and Development, in the last days of November, focuses on the desperate situation in the Middle East.  No-one will be surprised by this – we only have to watch news updates on our TV screens, or news apps on […]

Bishops’ Appeal announces Advent and Christmas Appeal 2023

The Bishops’ Appeal Advent and Christmas Appeal for 2023 is focussed on supporting those who are in great need in the Middle East. The Holy Lands, the lands where Jesus himself lived and worked and worshipped. Where he demonstrated God’s love, compassionate kindness, and saving grace through his sacrificial death on the Cross for all […]

Emergency aid for victims of the floods in Libya

We are so grateful to the individuals and parishes who have responded so generously to our appeal for emergency aid for the victims of the floods in Libya, which devastated so many homes and families in September. So far, we have been able to designate over €17,000 (equivalent to £14,800) from Bishops’ Appeal to be […]