Archbishop calls for support

2 April 2009

Rowan Williams

The Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is calling on all Christians this Easter to hold special services in aid of Shelter’s work with homeless and badly housed families.

Following the success of our Easter appeal last year, we're asking Christians to show their support again by holding a specific service to raise money for Shelter.

Shelter’s work has never been more important as the credit crunch has lead to a huge increase in people coming for help. Money raised will go towards our vital work helping people struggling through these tough economic times.

The Archbishop of Canterbury said, 'As the effects of the financial crisis touch more and more people, you can help by supporting Shelter's Easter appeal at your church.'

A free pack of service ideas is available to help local churches plan their own service. The pack contains worship materials for all ages, as well as thought-provoking hymns and prayers. Collection envelopes, posters and further copies of the booklet are available free on request.

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Adam Sampson, Chief Executive of Shelter, said: 'We are seeing a real increase in demand for our services as more people struggle to make ends meet.

'This Easter, we urge all churches and their congregations to hold their own special service for Shelter to support our vital work helping struggling families to keep a roof over their head.'