Each year, the Bishop’s Lent Call raises funds for local community projects in Southwark and our Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe and Jerusalem, as well as calling parishes to a time of prayer and contemplation.
In 2023, the theme is “mental health & well-being”, and we are featuring projects that help with access to medical care both here and in our Link Diocese of Jerusalem. Access to food is a common theme too as worry about being able to feed the family leads to enormous stress, so we feature foodbanks here and nutritional gardens in our Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe. Many too need support to deal with the pressures of life and we are asked also to support projects to facilitate well-being by developing strategies to cope with the stress and mental illness caused by our modern world.
You can find more information on this year’s projects and how to donate via the menu to the right, and further down this page you can read blog posts and watch videos from previous Lent Call projects. 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.
By Bishop Christopher