Diocese of London’s Lent Appeal 2022: Launch Event

Date

Thursday 24 February 2022, 9:45AM - 12:15PM

Venue

St Dionis Church
Parsons Green
London
SW6 4UH

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Area of concern

Health, Isolation, Mental Health.

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SW6 4UH

Launch Event for the Diocese of London’s Lent Appeal 2022: Cultivating Compassionate Communities

Equipping churches to offer safe spaces and promote positive mental and emotional wellbeing

Introduction to the Lent Appeal 2022

The Diocese of London’s Lent Appeal for 2022 will focus on raising awareness around issues of mental health & wellbeing for adults and young people, along with domestic abuse.

Hosted by the Compassionate Communities team, the aim of the appeal is to cultivate more compassionate communities by equipping churches to create safe spaces for those in their parish and promoting holistic wellbeing for all staff and church members too.

We will be raising money to support three partner charities who are all offering resources and bespoke training to churches as we work to achieve this:

  • Renew Wellbeing – helping churches create quiet safe spaces where it’s ok to not be ok
  • Restored – equipping the Church to end domestic abuse and create a safe place for survivors of abuse
  • Be Headstrong – supporting young people and those who come alongside them in their social, emotional and spiritual development (Part of Youthscape)

Launch Event Information

To launch the Lent Appeal we will host this event together with the Bishop of London, The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE and the Bishop of Kensington, The Rt Revd Graham Tomlin. As well as hearing from Bishop Sarah and Bishop Graham, we will have presentations from our three partner charities, plus a marketplace where you can find out more from a number of charities working to support people with their mental health - a vital resource after what has been a challenging period for us all.

The launch event will begin at 9.45 for tea/coffee & registration to begin promptly at 10am. We will finish at 12 .15pm, with the marketplace remaining open until 12.30pm.

Networking Lunch

Following the launch, there will be an opportunity to stay for a networking lunch hosted by The Mind & Soul Foundation, from 12.15-1.15pm. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to join us for lunch, and if so please indicate if you have any dietary requirements.

Final details

More information on the Lent Appeal will be posted over the coming months on the Diocese of London website HERE.

Should you have any questions about the launch event, or the Lent Appeal in general, please don’t hesitate to contact the Compassionate Communities team.

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