A letter from the Birmingham Methodist Circuit
Following the eruption of the volcano, La Soufrière, on the Caribbean Island of St Vincent, the World Mission Fund is sending a solidarity grant to the Methodist Church in St Vincent to help those people who have been displaced and in shelters. (When this happened in Montserrat, many people were unable to return to their home for 3 years.) We do not know how long it will be before the people in the north of St Vincent will be able to return to their homes.
The Methodist Church holds St Vincent in prayer as we have received a prayer request from Bishop, The Rev’d Everald L. Galbraith, President of Conference of the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) .
1. The Circuit is asking churches and individuals if they would like to give to the World Mission Fund to support the Methodist Church in St Vincent in particular. If you would like to send a donation, please a cheque payable to “Birmingham Methodist Circuit” to:
Circuit Finance Officer, Vivien Jones
Birmingham Methodist Circuit
Selly Oak Methodist Church
Birmingham B29 6HT
2. You can also send by BACS to:
CAF Bank: Gold Account
Account Name: Birmingham Methodist Circuit
Account Number: 00096451
Sort Code: 40-52-40
In your payment reference please quote “St Vincent Appeal” and we will send all the donations to the World Mission Fund from the Birmingham Circuit.
3. It is also possible to give direct to the Fund for World Mission on their Just Giving page:
Revd Andrew and Jill Baker lived in the manse on St Vincent and Jill (Chair of the Methodist Council) has written a blog about their experiences if you would like to read it here.
We pray that the community will soon be able to return to their churches, homes and farms to begin the clean up and rebuild their lives again.