Lent Appeal 2024

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Lent Appeal to support those impacted by the cost-of-living crisis and the Covid pandemic

Dear Friends,

The last few years have been a very challenging time for many in our communities, faced as they are with the continuing impact of the cost-of-living crisis and the psychological scarring of the Covid pandemic. In my weekly travels around the Diocese, I have been impressed time and again by the many ways in which our churches and schools have been looking to respond – but have also noticed an increasing gap between the needs of the communities and the ability of churches to respond to them. Both finances and volunteers can end up stretched very thinly indeed.

The Bishop of Guildford’s Communities Fund is there to help bridge that gap, providing grants to support parishes and other church-linked organisations to reach out into the most challenged parts of our communities with the love of Christ. Last year we made six grants totalling £21,000 to different projects throughout the diocese, some of them featured here. We would have been able to do considerably more, had a greater sum been raised through the Lent Appeal and elsewhere, and we would love to be able to increase our donations in 2024.

The BGCF is run entirely by willing volunteers, so its running costs are negligible. Please could I encourage each of us to consider making a one-off gift this Lent, and parishes to take a special collection for the BGCF at some point during this season?

To make a donation now please click the button on this page

Bishop Andrew

The Bishop of Guildford’s Communities Fund is the working name of the Bishop of Guildford’s Foundation, registered charity number 1017385



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What your gift could provide


Could help support a befriending service for the elderly and isolated


Could support the work of a Christian counselling service


Could help pay for a youth worker

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Lent Appeal 2024

£2.97k raised since January 2024