The people of the Diocese of St Albans are standing with Ukraine. Across the country, everyone wants to do their bit to support those who have been forced to flee their homes because of the conflict.
There are three ways that churches and individuals are being asked to help: Financial support, Accommodation support and Other supportive services.
The Diocese has established a fund which can offer immediate financial support to refugees that need it for items such as food and travel. They shall keep a careful eye on disbursements from the fund. Should it turn out to be not, or only a little, needed, any surplus will be sent to the Christian Aid Ukraine Appeal.
To donate to the diocesan fund:
Account Name: The St Albans Diocesan Board of Finance (Barclays Bank)
Account Number: 20776041
Sort Code: 20-05-03
Reference Code: 2103161
Payment by BACS is most welcome but we also accept cheques. In either case please include the reference 2103161 as they will need this to identify it. Also consider filling in a Gift Aid declaration to make your donation go further. CLICK HERE.
A number of people have offered to accommodate Ukrainians fleeing the conflict. The Diocese wants to encourage this. At the same time, we all must recognise that hosting strangers fleeing from a war situation is a contribution that is challenging, demanding and costly. It shouldn’t be undertaken lightly or without careful thought. If you are willing to accommodate those fleeing the war, please visit the Support Ukraine page of the diocesan website for further information (CLICK HERE) and to notify Rev Joe as to how the church can support and help further.
Offers of supportive services
Accommodation will not be the only help needed. Other services of support will be required, such as mental health support, translation, transport etc. If you are able to support in any other way please click HERE