Lent starts early this year with Ash Wednesday on 10 February. The Bishop for London has asked us to support persecuted Christians in Iraq and Syria. Please consider giving generously to this appeal which will go to two reputable charities:

Open Doors is providing emergency food supplies and hygiene kits to almost 10,000 families every month in Syria
In Iraq, Aid to the Church in Need is focusing on the urgent needs for housing, medicine and education which will enable the Church to maintain its Christian presence.

To donate, please:

  • use our yellow gift aid envelopes and write ‘Lent Appeal’ on the top (cheques to be made payable to ‘St Mary with St Alban’)
  • go online here

We have raised a wonderful £985 so far, and with your help would love to take this to £1200 before Easter Sunday.

View details of our Lent programme 2016 here.