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 […]
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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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Bishops’ Appeal warmly welcomes the support of Bishop Michael Burrows in his peregrination around the dioceses of Tuam, Limerick and Killaloe this month and early December. When he visits every church building in the diocese, he will be collecting donations towards two projects he has chosen to support through Bishops’ Appeal. The first is in […]
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 […]
On 6th February 2023 a devastating earthquake struck southern and central Turkey and northern and western Syria, causing widespread damage and tens of thousands of fatalities. Thanks to the generosity of those who faithfully support Bishops’ Appeal with donations and legacies, an emergency grant of €10,000 was released immediately to Christian Aid working with partners […]
Many of us like to make a gift in memory of a loved one who has died, either at the time of their death, or an anniversary date, or at a time like All Saints Day or Remembrance Day. It’s a lovely way to honour the memory of a family member or someone who has […]
When a legacy or memorial gift is given to Bishops’ Appeal it can make a difference in one of two ways. Either through an emergency response to a disaster, when it will enable Bishops’ Appeal to release an immediate grant of 10,000 euros for urgent medical and welfare aid. Or by providing a development grant […]
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favour."
- Luke 4, vs 18 & 19 (NRSV)