2021 Lent Appeal
St. Stephen’s is supporting the London Diocese Lent Appeal 2021: Challenging Youth Violence
Youth Violence is defined as the intentional use of physical force or power to threaten or harm others by young people aged 10 – 24 years. Young people can be involved as a victim, offender or witness.
The Appeal will support the work of 3 Charities:
XLP operates in inner city London Boroughs working with young people through education, mentoring, sports and the arts.
Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) works through a nationwide network of partner churches. They have expertise in supporting young people excluded from school or who are experiencing problems with emotional wellbeing or holiday hunger.
Redthread embeds specialist youth workers in hospital A&E departments, meeting young people during times of crisis, fear and trauma. They endeavour to transform their experiences of health systems and professional networks.
Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. (1 Peter vv 3:9)
We are also supporting the Marylebone Project (TMP) for Homeless Women, by donating Fairtrade Chocolate Easter Eggs. We hope to send 78 Real Easter Eggs, each including a booklet telling the Easter Story. This has been a very difficult year for both residents and staff at TMP, and we know that a small token of our love at this time will be much appreciated. Eggs cost £4.50 each.
You can order Easter Eggs here or donate to Challenging Youth Violence Appeal here.