The Christmas Bowl is the longest-running ecumenical appeal in Australia. Started in 1949 by Reverend Frank Byatt of Victoria to help refugees from World War II, it is our way of forging a loving connection between Christian communities here in Australia and people around the world who are experiencing dreadful hardship and suffering.
This year’s Christmas Bowl Appeal supports vulnerable communities threatened by conflict and disaster all around the world. Your kindness helps to provide urgent survival basics as well as fund long term development programs that help peoplegain independence.
Through your support of the Christmas Bowl, you also help communities plan and prepare for disasters, provide essential healthcare to people in need, protect human rights in marginalised communities and care for refugees.
Our offering from Christmas Day will go towards the Christmas Bowl Appeal, but if you’re not going to be here and would still like to donate to the appeal we have envelopes and information in the foyer.