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Church of Ireland Bishops’ Appeal supports global emergency responses during Covid–19 pandemic

Photo credit: Christian Aid.
Photo credit: Christian Aid.

In the light of the global Covid–19 pandemic, Bishops’ Appeal – the Church of Ireland’s World Aid and Development Programme – is releasing a total of €50,000 to five key partner mission and development agencies to support their efforts among the world’s most vulnerable people. The five agencies are Christian Aid, Tearfund Ireland, CMS Ireland, USPG, and Motivation.

The emergency responses include distributing essential supplies such as food, soap, medicine and information to people whose markets have shut down and who have no access to supplies, people who live in informal settlements and in refugee camps, and people who are living with a disability.

The Rt Revd Patrick Rooke, Chair of Bishops’ Appeal, said: ‘Aware of the financial pressures parishes are currently experiencing, the Church of Ireland is not launching its own major appeal but asking dioceses, parishes and individuals to give what they can to the appeals launched by our partner agencies, with Bishops’ Appeal acting as a conduit. In the midst of our own sufferings and fears at this time, it is vital that we remember those in countries with fewer resources and expertise.’

Further donations can be sent to Bishops’ Appeal through its website at www.bishopsappeal.ireland.anglican.org/give

For further information please contact:

Church of Ireland Press Office 
Church of Ireland House 
61–67 Donegall Street 
Belfast, BT1 2QH 

Tel: (028) 9082 8880 (from NI)
Tel: (048) 9082 8880 (from RoI)
Email: Press Office

Peter Cheney

+44 (0)7774 295 369


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