Extensive hardship is being experienced in many places across the island of Ireland as a result of recent floods. The Archbishops and Bishops are leading a Church of Ireland response to this crisis to raise funds to provide emergency grants to help people with immediate needs in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
People have been left without food, shelter, warmth and clothing as a result of flooding and water damage. The Archbishops and Bishops ask you to respond with generosity.
Clergy are being asked to draw this appeal to the attention of members of their parishes and the means of making donations is set out below.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing hardship as a result of flooding, you can apply for assistance on a form that has been made available to your rector, or the rural dean or diocesan office (if you have a vacancy). The Church is being assisted by Protestant Aid, a charitable body with experience in the provision of welfare assistance in the allocation of funds. Where appropriate, parishes or other local and charitable agencies will also be used to channel funds.
Individual donations may be made in the following ways:
Or by € or £ cheque to: ‘The Representative Church Body: Bishops’ Flood Appeal’. Send this to Church House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
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