• 29 April 2024

Bicycles urgently needed for Maridi clergy

In an area with one tarmac road and parishes scattered widely in the bush, transport is the biggest challenge to ministry in Maridi Diocese. Could your church raise enough to buy one or more bikes and help clergy in South Sudan to do their important pastoral work?   

Together as a diocese we’re aiming to raise enough money to buy 100 bicycles which can be purchased in the country for £200 each.

This is a sum of money well beyond the reach of the clergy in Maridi, most of whom do not receive a stipend and exist by growing their own crops and keeping a few small livestock.

Please, as a parish, or as an individual, give generously to this appeal. We would like to be able to celebrate this at our Diocesan Synod on Thursday 20 June. 

Donations should therefore be received before Friday 7 June 2024. 

How to give

If sending monies electronically, please indicate the name of your parish and then ‘bikes’. Please follow this with an email to Mr Brian Lavery: blavery@downdromorediocese.org or Mrs Kelly McCullough: kmccullough@downdromorediocese.org so that they can easily identify the donations coming into the bank account. 

The bank account details are as follows:

Bank Name: AIB (NI)
Bank Address: 35 University Road, Belfast BT7 1ND
Account Name: Diocese of Down & Dromore Sundry Funds
Account Number: 17028093
Sort Code: 93–80–92
IBAN: GB86 FTBK 9380 9217 0280 93

If sending in a cheque, the payee should be ‘Down & Dromore Sundry Funds’ and the cheque enclosed with a note to say who it is from and for what purpose ie. Bikes in Maridi. Please send to:

Diocese of Down and Dromore
Finance Office
Diocesan Offices
Unit 1, 21 Old Channel Road