The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2015

‘Building Hope – Opportunity for All’



Total raised:  £59,236.03  –

We celebrate another inspirational and successful Harvest Appeal. Mission Direct will be keeping us informed of the ongoing work in Uganda, which is being funded by our monies.


They plan to:

  • Build a brand new dormitory for at least 20 children
  • Renovate an existing building, making accommodation for another 10 children
  • Create the infrastructure of ramps and additional facilities needed within the school site

Our agreement is that monies raised will be spent:

  • Building works & materials for the school site – 80%
  • The Chilli Children Project, which supports disabled children at the school – 10%

The work has started:



You have the opportunity to go and share in the building of these valuable additional facilities – going on a trip with Mission Direct will include:

  • Working alongside local people at the school site
  • Meeting the children in school and witnessing first-hand their delight at being there!
  • Meeting local people to appreciate other projects in the region
  • Appreciation of the beauty and issues of another ‘unfamiliar’ country and culture
  • ……. and much, much more!

Will you consider going to ‘make a difference’ for these children in Uganda – find out more directly from Mission Direct.

Carol Chisnall, our Team Administrator, went on a trip with Mission Direct last November – you are more than welcome to contact her and hear more about her experience – email:  Carol



(video soundtrack © Kevin McCleod,

Download the video file to show in church (opens a dropbox folder from which to download the video file)


Cheques – from churches or schools – made payable to St Albans DBF should be sent to:

The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2015, c/o Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill, ST ALBANS AL1 1HE

The Launch

Two informative, fun and engaging events took place on Tuesday 5th May, to launch this year’s Bishop’s Harvest Appeal:

  • Firstly, with Bishop Alan, at Goffs Oak Primary School with their KS2 pupils, and special guest athlete, Catherine Robinson, a record-breaking kyakist, and
  • Secondly, with Bishop Richard, with DADDS (Dunstable and District Disabled Sports) at the local leisure centre, where he and Alan McCormick (CEO Mission Direct) participated in a football game.

Below are a selection of photos taken on the launch day:

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