Grenfell Tower – How can we respond?


Many, if not all, will have seen the tragic events that have happened at Grenfell Tower block on Wednesday morning. With churches in the area doing a lot to aid those affected by offering food, clothing and comfort, others are asking what they can do to help. Bishop Graham Tomlin, the Bishop of Kensington, has spent the last couple of days in the North Kensington area seeing the response first-hand and sent out a letter including the following…

Here are a few ways in which people can help:

Prayer 

Please pray for all those waiting for news of loved ones, and for courage for the emergency services. Please pray for all those who cannot go home, that accommodation will be found for them.

Donate 

At the moment, given such great generosity yesterday, it has been requested that no donations of clothes, food, toiletries etc are dropped off at any of the centres including St Clements Church, whilst they assess what they have. Thank you to all those who have already helped in this way. We know that over the coming days and weeks, parishes may want to donate money to families who have lost everything in the fire. The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation has launched a Grenfell Tower appeal for funding, with support from London Funders and the London Emergency Trust Fund. Details of the appeal and how the public can support it can be found on this website – thekandcfoundation.com