BLINDED: ARE OUR EYES WIDE SHUT TO ENGLAND’S POOR?
Poverty in England is sometimes hard to see – hidden away, behind closed doors, invisible. But other times we readily turn a blind eye to the most obvious of signs, not wanting to see and not knowing how to respond.
Jesus said: ‘Do you have eyes that can not see?’ Mark 8:18
Let our Lent course open your church’s eyes…
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Is there poverty on your doorstep?
Did you know that poverty in England is closer than you think? Use our free poverty look up tool to search the poverty statistics for your own parish and those close to you.
Can you see the poverty that exists in your area?
Download your free Lent course 2013
Download our free Lent course today and help your church open their eyes to poverty in England.
Click here to download your five week course booklet, Leader’s resource, order lent boxes and to find links to our inspiring weekly films.
WHAT ARE WE BEING ENCOURAGED NOT TO SEE?
In June 2012, Archbishop Rowan spoke at our Rededication service at St Paul’s Cathedral, during which he said this:
“Church Urban Fund encourages us to see what otherwise we might not have seen. It helps us to see what most of our society would prefer not to see.’
In preparation for the Lent course, read or watch a film of Archbishop Rowan’s full address here.
Thank God someone cares.
In communities near and far across England, there are Christian Community Heroes whose eyes are wide open to the poorest in our country as they give up their lives to serve them. They desperately need your support.
Click here to learn more about our community heroes and support them regularly throughout the Lent and beyond.
A donation of just £50 can provide 30 hot meals for hungry children at an after school club.
SUPPORT CHRISTIAN HEROES WORKING IN YOUR COMMUNITY THIS LENT
Through the support of Churches like yours we are changing the lives of England’s poor. Get involved today and help us make a difference.
- Pledge a collection from one of your Easter services your donation will help us to tackle poverty in the poorest areas of England.
- Order Lent collection boxes for your congregation and let your loose change make a big difference.
- Commit a portion of your Mission Giving to help us support Christians working to tackle poverty in England.
- Join the Church Urban Fund community, follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook
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