Lenten Appeal 2023

Join us as we make a difference this Lent season.

Appeal launches Feb 22

About the Lenten Appeal

Lent, in the Christian church, is a period of spiritual preparation for Easter. In Western churches it begins on Ash Wednesday, six and a half weeks before Easter, and is a chance for the Church to reflect Jesus Christ’s fasting in the wilderness before he began his public ministry.

Our Lenten Appeal calls the church to give sacrificially both financially and through prayer. Each year, we partner with you to raise funds for three projects that directly contribute to the health, wellbeing and development of the communities and people involved.

This Lent, we’re supporting projects in Fiji, Northern Ethiopia and The Middle East.

Check out our project pages for more information and resources.

Support a project this Lent.

Explore below how your support can make a difference to the lives of our Fijian and Northern Ethiopian and Middle Eastern whānau.

Make a general donation today!

Mud Brick Project

When cyclones strike, homes in Fiji are the first to fall. Mud Bricks are an innovative solution to create resilient, cyclone-proof housing. Your $2 donation will literally build cyclone resistant houses for climate resilient communities.

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Bricks for Life Project

Inspired by one man’s faith filled question, the development project Bricks for Life has gone on to create incredible foundational services for the people and community of Baregota, Northern Ethiopia – from grain mills, water tanks, irrigation, feminine hygiene access and even a soap making business. We’re proud to support Bricks for Life this Lenten season.

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School Heating Project

The environment where children learn is incredibly important. Saviour School is an Anglican school in Zarka, Jordan, serving more than 258 students, including specialised programs for low-vision and blind students. However, their facilities, particularly heating and cooling system, are in desperate need of upgrade. Your Lent donation will go towards new electric heating and cooling units to make their classrooms a better, safer place to learn.

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Use the donate button on the top of this page, within each project page or click here.
Yes! Simply head to the project page that you'd like to support and hit the donate button. The form will pre-fill to reflect your chosen project.

You can also make a general donation to the Lenten Appeal - just select "Lenten Appeal 2023 General Donation" from the list of options.

Yes! Because each of the Lenten Appeal projects are run by AWA (our aid and development branch), they are eligible for tax credits. Because our system for AWA donations is not fully operational, you will receive a donation receipt from Anglican Missions. We will manually issue a tax receipt for your donation within a week to your designated email address.
90 percent of your donation goes directly towards the project. We retain 10 percent of funds for operational costs, and only for aid and development projects run by AWA - our aid and development branch.

No donated funds for AWA projects are used for religious or evangelical purposes. We're committed to total transparency around the use of donated funds.
We will keep you updated about the outcomes of the projects through our newsletter and articles on the website. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter to keep up to date with our projects.

Also feel free to contact us for specific questions regarding the 2023 Lenten Appeal.