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:
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.
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.