Each year, the Bishop of Portsmouth organises a Lent Appeal to help one local and one global good cause. Worshippers from the diocese donate money and hold fundraising events to support those charities.
The Bishop’s Lent Appeal 2017 raised money to help survivors of sex trafficking across the world, as well as local victims of domestic abuse. The appeal was called 'From Slavery to Freedom'.
The money is still coming in, and the final amount will be presented to the beneficiaries by Bishop Christopher at a special service in Portsmouth Cathedral on Sunday 19th November.