Archbishop John Wilson launched the Archbishop’s Appeal last Thursday evening, 3rd November at Archbishop’s House. Amongst those in attendance were Monsignor Gerald Ewing. Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, Episcopal Vicar Father Victor Darlington, and the new Dean of St George’s Cathedral, Father Michael Branch. The Archbishop’s Appeal seeks to invest faith, hope, love, and charity into three key areas of mission and ministry in the Archdiocese of Southwark.
Laura Dudhee, Sancia da Costa and Mia Gilmour from the Southwark Fundraising Team join Paul McCallum (COO) and Archbishop John Wilson at the Launch of the Archbishop's Appeal
Youth and Evangelisation
To strengthen the formation of young people in the faith within our schools and parishes, enhance the faith life of parishioners, support the work of parish catechists, enhance the faith journeys of new Catholics; and for Southwark to become an evangelising and missionary Archdiocese.
Our Faith in Action
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. Supporting social outreach projects in parishes and schools.
Clergy Care and Formation
To care for sick and retired priests in their old age and ill health. Supporting the ongoing formation of our priests and deacons. Providing ongoing formation of clergy in active ministry. Supporting the work of the vocations team and formation of seminarians and deacons.
Pooled together, your support can have a significant impact on our faith community. A portion of the monies raised will be granted to parishes and Catholic schools to support local projects. Parishes and Schools will be invited to apply in Easter 2023.
The appeal will be launched in parishes across South London and Kent this weekend on 13th November. You can give to the fund online via the Archdiocesan website, by calling the Fundraising team on 0207 960 2504 or by cash/cheque using the Archbishop’s Appeal envelopes at the back of your church.
Please support the Archbishop’s Appeal today, every gift is welcome.