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Bishop of Chelmsford Lent Appeal 2024

Supporting the Diocese of Jerusalem’s Healthcare Ministry

This year's the Bishop of Chelmsford's Lent Appeal is raising funds to support the Diocese of Jerusalem's Healthcare Ministry. Donations will be open until 1 July 2024.

This web page explains how people, parishes and worshipping communities can support the Appeal if they would like to do so.


The Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem is home to about 7,000 Anglicans worshipping in 28 congregations across five separate countries or territories: Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria and Israel.

Inspired by the parable of the Good Samaritan, the ministry of healthcare is an important and growing ministry in the Diocese, one offered to those in need regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay. The diocese’s healthcare institutions range from homes for the elderly, to therapeutic residential facilities for special needs students, to clinics, rehabilitation centres and hospitals.  

The need for support for the Diocese of Jerusalem’s healthcare ministry is particularly pressing at this time of war in the Holy Land.

Commenting on this year’s Appeal, The Right Reverend Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, The Bishop of Chelmsford said:

“The funds raised through the 2024 Bishop’s Lent Appeal will help the Diocese of Jerusalem continue to offer essential health care to those in need, regardless of race, religion, or ability to pay. I am pleased that we are able to contribute to this important ministry at a time when it is needed more than ever".

You can read more about the Diocese of Jerusalem's healthcare ministry on the link below:

A video message from Bishop Guli about this year's Lent Appeal.

The Rt Revd Dr Guli Francis-Dehqani, the Bishop of Chelmsford, has recorded a message about this year’s Lent Appeal.

Help us spread the word: Resources for churches and individuals

If you would like to support this year’s Bishop’s Lent Appeal there are a number of ways you can do so:

Share on social media

If you would like to promote the appeal through your Church or personal social media accounts, the links below contain some ideas for the copy you might use.

Share on your website and in your publications

The images below can be downloaded and used to accompany magazine or website copy. Right click on the images to save them or click on the links below. 

Share in your church

Download an information leaflet to print and share with people or download and print a poster for your church or community noticeboard.

Making a donation

We welcome donations from individuals and churches as well as other groups and organisations.

Donations can be made online or by bank transfer. If you would like to make a donation to The Bishop of Chelmsford's Lent Appeal by bank transfer, please use the following details:

Chelmsford Diocese Board of Finance
Barclays Bank
Sort Code: 20-20-35
Account Number: 60269603
Reference: Lent Appeal 24

Donations will be accepted until 1 July 2024.

Donate online here

Further information

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