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The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2017

‘Full of Beans’

The 2017 Bishop’s Harvest Appeal, ‘Full of Beans’, is supporting the development of community projects which transform the lives of people in remote rural villages of the Philippines – in the Tinglayan mountain district, they have discovered their soil is perfect for growing high quality beans.

Helen (pictured) now enjoys a generous harvest of beans, sufficient for her family to eat well, with more to sell at market.  Consequently, her family’s life has improved significantly, they are able to buy basic house-hold items such as salt, sugar and soap, her children also now have the required educational resources for their schooling.  They look forward to a much brighter future.

With your support to this year’s Harvest Appeal, ‘Full of Beans’, we hope that many more families can experience this transformational change, become self-reliant, filled with dignity and hopeful for their future.

Thank you in anticipation of the support you plan to give to ‘Full of Beans’.

Tinglayan village

A Powerpoint Presentation showing photos taken in this district of the Philippines is available for you to use in your Harvest services and/or events. Downloadable, and you can also preview online

 How to give

Churches and Schools participating in this year’s Harvest Appeal, should send the total of donations collected, including any Gift Aid reclaimed, either:

  • By cheque – made payable to St Albans DBF, accompanied by the Harvest Appeal Donation Form.  Please post these to ‘The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2017′ c/o Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans  AL1 1HE.
  • BACS – we are happy to receive donations by bank transfer; if you wish to use this method, please firstly email:  Full of Beans

Full of Beans | Bishop of St Albans Harvest Appeal 2017Individuals can also give directly on-line (in these circumstances, it is our partner organisation USPG who collect the Gift Aid, please tick appropriate clause), click on logo to proceed:



The Launch Event for ‘Full of Beans’ was held at St Mary’s CE High School, Cheshunt – on Thursday 25th May 2017:

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