The Bishop of Southwark’s Lent Call
Successive Bishops of Southwark have called the parishes of the Diocese to a time of prayer and contemplation during Lent, through the Lent Call, since 1986 and over the years, this has raised nearly £1,000,000 which has been shared with more than 150 projects. We are grateful to all our Churches and Schools for their generous gifts and fundraising. It is good that we share what we have in this way. It is as important, though, that the Bishop’s Lent Call helps each of us to keep a holy and prayerful Lent as we consider our lives and how we can show our love for God to the world.
The monies raised through the Bishop Lent Call each year go to support work in other parts of the Anglican Communion and projects in our own Diocese. In 2017 we were able to give grants totalling over £80,000 to our Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe and to projects that work with people in our Diocese. As we spend time in prayer and contemplation this Lent, we hope that you will feel able to generously support the projects we have chosen this year in the Holy Land, locally in the Diocese of Southwark and our Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe.