My sisters and brothers in Christ
It is the responsibility of our Diocese to support and care for those sick and retired clergy who have dedicated their lives in service of the Church. These clergy live either on their own, in assisted living facilities or in nursing homes, and also require some level of assistance to do so. Your donation to this appeal will help to provide suitable accommodation, transport assistance and holistic health care to them.
Currently, there are nine clergy in retirement and the clergy age profile indicates that 11 more will retire over the next five years alone. The Diocese will need to urgently and significantly increase its resources to ensure that we can continue to care for our ageing clergy. Your donation will help ensure a dignified retirement for all of our diocesan clergy. I am grateful for your consideration of these needs and for your generous practical support.
Yours in Christ
Most Rev Peter W Ingham DD
Bishop of Wollongong