The Church of Ireland has today (Friday January 8) launched a Flood Relief Appeal and is seeking the support of parishes.
This is in response to hardship being experienced in many places across the island of Ireland with people left without food, shelter, warmth and clothing as a result of flooding and water damage.
The Archbishops and Bishops are leading the Church of Ireland response to this crisis to raise funds to provide small grants to help people with immediate needs. The Archbishops and Bishops are therefore asking members of the church to respond with generosity to the Church of Ireland Flood Relief Appeal.
Funds will be administered with the help of Protestant Aid, a charity with extensive experience in providing welfare assistance and, where appropriate, through parishes or other local agencies and charities.
Individual donations may be made online at www.ireland.anglican.org/flood or by cheque (euro or sterling) to The Representative Church Body: Bishops’ Flood Appeal at Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin 6, D06 CF67.
Parishes may also provide special collections at Sunday services over the next two weeks. Applications for assistance can be made to rectors or, in the case of parish vacancies, to rural deans or diocesan offices.