Lent appeal: Bishop’s letter

DSC_3056   The Rt Revd Tony Porter, the Bishop of Sherwood, has written in support  of End Hunger Fast and the diocesan Lent Appeal, which will help to put healthy food on the plates of hungry people.

In his letter, Bishop Tony says: ” As the price of food continues to rise, there are households in this diocese just one unexpected bill away from empty cupboards. They are among the half a million people who are now dependent on food aid.

Food banks are doing a wonderful job in seeking to feed the hungry. Even more needs to be done if we are to ‘End Hunger Fast’. For this reason I commend to you the work of Edible Churchyards and Ecoworks on our very doorstep. Do consider supporting these initiatives during Lent and beyond. We will also be promoting both projects at Confirmation services in 2014 as new Christians are commissioned to join every believer in “defending the weak and seeking justice”.

Promotional flyers for the Lent appeal can be downloaded from this website or ordered from Director of Communications Richard Ellis at Jubilee House: richard.ellis@southwell.anglican.org telephone 01636 817218.

Let us hear and respond to the words of Jesus: “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something  to drink”. (Matthew 25:35)

God bless,

Tony Porter, Bishop of Sherwood




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