Diocese of Portsmouth

Bishop’s Lent Appeal

Each year, our bishop organises a Lent Appeal to help one local and one global good cause. Worshippers from our diocese donate money and hold fundraising events to support those charities.

The main charity we supported in 2018 was: Christian Aid

Christian Aid

Christian Aid is a partnership of people, Churches, and local organisations committed to ending poverty worldwide. As part of this, they work with directly with refugees, through local partnerships, and through linked organisations.

Find out more about how Christian Aid operate

As well as supporting the work of Christian Aid overseas this appeal was for those charities and local groups in our area that have sought to help refugees, including those who have played a part in welcoming displaced people into their communities. Some of our own Parishes have been active in helping refugees families to settle, and many will have heard about grass roots projects and initiatives.

You can continue to support the Lent Appeal

Please give generously

Your donation will make a real difference to the work of Christian Aid, and to local charities and local groups working to support and empower refugees.


  • For the safety and flourishing of displaced persons
  • For charities and groups offering support
  • For peace and an end to oppression

To donate towards our Bishop’s Lent Appeal, please talk to the PCC treasurer in your church, who will have the appropriate envelopes.