Bishop’s Harvest Appeal 2023

Last summer, during the Lambeth Conference, Bishop Philip met one of the most inspirational Christian leaders he had ever come across.  Bishop Joseph Aba is the Bishop of Liwolo, which is in the southern part of South Sudan. Just two days after he was elected Bishop, that whole part of South Sudan was plunged into the most terrible and destructive Civil War.  Bishop Joseph had to lead his people into exile. 

This year’s Bishop’s Harvest Appeal is supporting CRESS UK (Christian Relief and Education for South Sudan). CRESS was founded in 2011 by Caroline Lamb, following her visit to Kajo Keji in 2009. This visit left Caroline very moved by the plight of the people, lack of education and health provision and poor infrastructure. CRESS is supporting Bishop Joseph Aba and the people of the Liwolo diocese to live self-sufficient lives. Through education and training, South Sudanese people are being empowered with the knowledge and skills to establish self-sustaining communities.

To find out more about this cause and to donate online visit

Bishop’s Harvest Appeal 2023 | The Diocese of Blackburn (

Alternatively your donation can be placed in the box at the back of church or left at the Parish Office. Please support this worthy cause.