Carols for Protestant Aid

Over the past years and with the increased cost of living this winter, we have been very
conscious of the demands on Protestant Aid, which is a Protestant version of St Vincent de Paul.  It does not differentiate between creed or ethnicity regarding those who it helps… although the name can be misleading. They are doing amazing work, helping families of all backgrounds and origins who are finding things tough.

To support their work, we will have a collection at the Carols by Candlelight Service in St Philip and St James’ Church at 19.00 hours, on Sunday 18th December 2022, for Protestant Aid. The proceeds of the carol singing in the Blackrock Village Shopping Centre, will go to Dublin SIMON, and the collection from the Sunday night will go to Protestant Aid.

Protestant Aid helps families and individuals who are very much in need of financial assistance, and this situations arise from all sorts of circumstances: the economic down turn, ill-health, marriage breakdown, etc. They are often ‘invisible’, coping with acute financial stress caused by mounting debts or redundancy, and family pressures with little or no State aid.

Please note this appeal is not only to raise awareness of those in need, but also to make those in need aware that assistance is available.

Applications, which are means tested, may be made through the Rector or directly to Protestant Aid.

Collection for Protestant Aid

Sunday 18th December 2022 at 19.00 hours
St Philip and St James’ Church

Carols by Candlelight