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...our flyer to be placed on the church notice board. We then receive requests for more information from vegetarian Christians and those interested in helping to look after God’s creation. Interested Christians are encouraged to try a vegetarian diet during Lent and are also sent a booklet introducing our 6 week study guide. Vegetarian Christians are offered CVAUK support and resources and encouraged to join in future CVAUK campaigns.
Lent was chosen as a focus for this campaign because this was the traditional time in the church year to abstain from eating meat. Obviously giving up meat and following a 6 week study guide can be undertaken any time of the year, especially by churches that do not recognise the period of Lent.
Finding the name of the priest in charge and the address of a church is a major task which can involve many hours. Obtaining this information locally is much easier than from a distance, so this is one area of our campaign where you could really help.
Church addresses can be obtained from local Diocese / Denomination Handbooks. These Handbooks can be borrowed from your church office, bought in your local church bookshop or viewed in your local library. You can also discover all the churches in your area from Yellow Pages / Thompson Directories ( do not give post code). Names and Church contact details can also be found in local newspapers.
If you have access to the Internet, this could be another source of information. If you know the address, the post code can be obtained through the Royal mail web site: http:/www.royalmail.com. Alternatively, the Yellow pages web site http://search.yell.com/search/DoSearch is very good and much more reliable. Type “Places of Worship” or “Religious Organisations” in the top box and the Town/ Village in the bottom box. In large Towns or Cities you get better results if you type in the district e.g. Putney, London.
When addressing envelopes, if possible, add the name and title of the recipient (Diocese and Denomination Handbooks give title, name and post code). It is however, not always possible to obtain the name of the priest, in which case address the letter to the “Priest in Charge”. Including the name of the priest and hand writing the address may avoid the letter going straight into the waste paper basket unopened.
SL 102 - Veg4Lent letter to the Clergy
SL 103 - Veg4Lent Letter to the Churches
SL 104 - Veg4Lent Flyer
SL 105 - Veg4Lent Flyer (Vege Blessings version)
SL 108 - Veg4Lent 2008 Booklet (C of E Bishops) PR 102 - Veg4Lent Poster