The Archbishop’s Appeal has been launched to invest faith, hope, love and charity into the missionary work of the Archdiocese throughout South London and Kent.
The past couple of years of global pandemic brought many challenges. But even during those times of uncertainty, we continued to find faith, hope and love in our communion, our common-union, united in Christ to each other in the family of the Church.
It is in our togetherness that we form part of God’s wonderful mosaic of humanity; a great tapestry of people, nationalities, languages, and cultural backgrounds, all of which we see reflected in our parishes and schools throughout the Archdiocese of Southwark.
In this spirit of hope and community, the Archbishop's Appeal has been launched to invest faith, hope, love and charity into the following three areas of Archdiocesan mission and ministry:
- Youth and Evangelisation
Aim: To strengthen the formation of young people in the faith, enhance the faith life of parishioners, support the journeys of new Catholics, and for Southwark to become an evangelising and missionary Archdiocese.
- Our Faith in Action
Aim: To show compassionate and active service in the world around us – through love for all people, the protection of human dignity, respect for the inter-connectedness of our world and common home; hearing the cry of the poor and the cry of the Earth.
- Clergy Care and Formation
Aim: To care for retired priests in their old age and ill health. Supporting the on-going formation of our priests and deacons. Supporting the work of the vocations team and formation of seminarians and deacons.
How you can support the Archbishop's Appeal
The Archbishop's Appeal provides Southwark parishioners the opportunity to support the wider needs of the community in which we live and worship. By focusing our efforts as an Archdiocese, we can serve people in ways beyond what any one parish could accomplish alone.
The Appeal will also have local benefit for parishes and schools by awarding grants to projects that take place there. The Archbishop’s Appeal Grant will open once again in April 2024 for Catholic parishes and schools to apply for funding for projects working within the three mission areas above.
Thank you for your generosity!
All gifts are welcome and appreciated.