A special initiative called “Together in Unity” has been launched by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused massive damage to communities throughout the world.
In many places, the pandemic is still growing or nearing its peak, with the health and economic impact still increasing, and we want to continue to remember our sisters and brothers who are greatly impacted. The Archbishops’ Together in Unity Appeal continues to raise funds for COVID needs in the most vulnerable areas of the Anglican Communion, and since the launch of the appeal, a further £100,000 has been raised. However, the needs far exceed this.
Many communities are not equipped with even the most basic of hygiene and sanitation facilities, and lockdown measures have increased economic hardship in the poorest communities with people unable to work. The Together in Unity Appeal is raising funds to support virus prevention and emergency relief for vulnerable communities throughout our Anglican family.
The Anglican Communion Fund has already begun responding to COVID related needs, allocating over £180,000 across 21 provinces of the Communion. It is supporting the Church in its ministry, providing food relief to the vulnerable, communicating ways of staying safe from the virus, and providing handwashing facilities and PPE. In the South Sudanese Diocese of Maridi, an ACF grant provided food items, soaps and seeds to over 200 pastors and lay-readers and provided bicycles and hand microphones for pastors to carry prevention messages into remote areas. Speaking of the support, Bishop Moses Zungo said, “You held our hand during our most trying moments.”
- Online donations can be made HERE
- To donate via BACS please give to:
Friends of ACF / Account no. 00030397 / Sort code 40-52-40 ?
To find out more and to give to the appeal, please visit HERE
A small collection of PowerPoint slides that can be used in online church services or announcements can be found on the website HERE