Lent is a religious observance in the liturgical calendar commemorating the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert and enduring temptation by Satan, according to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, before beginning his public ministry. This year it runs from Wed, 22 Feb 2023 – Thu, 6 Apr 2023. It is traditionally a period of fasting, prayer and charitable giving.
The churches in our group have chosen to continue to support the charity WaterAid, a charity which helps poor communities in the world to have access to clean water and sanitation. When you help WaterAid dig a well or install a tap in a community, you’re changing the lives of children for the better. Your donation today, can help children to stay in school instead of wasting their precious childhood walking to collect water.
In Gazeley we are using the Jars of Change concept. Jars can be collected from the church and Margaret Gash is happy to collect them. Donations can be made online by clicking here.
Our diocesan Bishop’s Appeal is for the town of Kagera in Tanzania. Click here for more information.