‘Water is Life’
The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2021
– bringing clean, safe water to communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Life in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is tough. With a history of civil war, widespread poverty and a cycle of conflict and displacement, communities struggle every day. Also, more than 70 per cent of the DRC population use unsafe drinking water and so daily encounter the devastatingly high risk of cholera, a preventable disease. The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2021, Water is Life, will bring clean water to many more communities in the DRC, bringing with it transformation to daily lives and hope for the future.
Water is Life happens through the local church. By equipping church members with transformation training sessions, these men and women step into their God-given potential and become agents of change, with and for their local community.
Church and School donations
Where possible, participating churches and schools should send their donations (including any reclaimed Gift Aid) by BACS transfer – details for this transaction are:
- Bank account name: St Albans Diocesan Board of Finance
- Bank account no: 20776041
- Sort code no: 20 – 05 – 03
- Payment Ref: 4100101HARVEST
When churches / schools send their donation by BACS, please notify us by email to: Harvest Appeal 2021 . including payment details – (i) date & (ii) amount . This is important to us, as your email will ensure your donation is identified and a ‘thank you’ will be sent from the Bishop’s office. Thank you.
If a BACS transfer is not possible, cheques can still be used. Cheques should be made payable to St Albans DBF and sent to ‘The Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2020’, c/o Holywell Lodge, 41 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1HE.
An individual wishing to give to the Bishop’s Harvest Appeal can use the online giving facility – tap picture (left) – where indicated our Appeal partner, Tearfund, will collect the Gift Aid on these donations.
Send your Gift with confidence
Attached here are responses from Tearfund to a few questions put to them regarding financial and integrity matters.
Thank You in anticipation of your generous support to Water is Life – the Bishop of St Albans’ Harvest Appeal 2021