2021 Good Friday/Easter Offering
Good Friday - April 2nd, 2021
Easter Sunday - April 4th 2021
The Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity and there are Christians in every country in the region, although in most of these countries they face the challenge of living as minorities and in some face significant persecution.
Since 1922, Anglican/Episcopal church congregations have supported the ministries of the Middle East Church through the Good Friday Offering, showing their support for the presence and witness of Christians in the Middle East.
The money from the Good Friday collections helps fund the ministries of the dioceses in the region such as education, medical care, reconciliation, shelter, therapy and emergency relief which is provided to all in the local communities, regardless of all faiths.
Canon Anthony Ball (Chair to the JMECA Trustees) wrote, this Lent, to the UK bishops, highlighting the importance of this appeal at a time when the impact of Covid19 has disproportionately hit poorer communities around the world.
"As in your dioceses, their worship and social witness has been affected by the current pandemic and the demands on the clergy and all those engaged in the dioceses’ various ministries is intense."
Canon Anthony Ball - Letter to Bishops GFO2021
JMECA invites parishes and individuals to dedicate make a Good Friday Offering to support the work of the Anglican Church in the Middle East and to join together in prayer for our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land this Easter.
Resources available on request
JMECA Good Friday A4 Poster
Latest Bible Lands magazines (download as pdf)
JMECA Gift Aid declaration (download as pdf)
JMECA information sheet (download as pdf)
How to send us your Good Friday Offering
Online: click donate button below to give via CAF Donate
Cheque: Payable to The Jerusalem and Middle East Church Association
Post to The Secretary, JMECA, 1 Hart House, The Hart, Farnham, Surrey. GU9 7HJ with accompanying note specifying it is for the GFO2021
Email the secretary for bank details, and please use ref: GFO2021