Charity No. 1128975

Message from Bishop Christopher

This year's Lent Appeal is called ‘From Slavery to Freedom’. Our Christian faith celebrates the dignity of every human person, made in the image of God our creator, and consistently challenges lack of respect and honour wherever it occurs. Sadly many still today are victims of injustice, degrading treatment or discrimination, particularly because of their gender or vulnerabiity.

We take our many freedoms for granted, so I invite you to help those, particularly women, who are mistreated. For too many, human trafficking has turned their lives into a living hell, where their work, or their bodies are exploited.

Alongside this focus on international human trafficking, we will also support local charities that are preventing and responding to the mistreatment of women and girls.

Please give as generously as you can.