Posted by BBC News on Sunday, August 22, 2019 19:36:46A global charity which helps people with disabilities has been made a beneficiary of a £20k donation from a company owned by a prominent member of the St Anthony the Great Community.
The St Anthony, one of the most famous and historic churches in the UK, has received donations from a Chinese businessman who founded a company in 2014 that is run by Anthony and St Anthony Bishop of St Anthony Church, and which also provides support to the Church’s charitable partners.
Anthony Bishop is a member of St Peter’s Basilica, the UK’s oldest cathedral and a landmark in the capital of London, and he has been described by one of his parishioners as the most prominent figure in the Church of England.
“He’s the man who is known for his vision of the future of the church, the future that’s going to be,” said the Rev Christopher Hill, who grew up in St Anthony in the 1970s.
“There’s a lot of people in the world who have a lot more in common with Anthony than any of us do.”
It was really nice to know that he had a little bit of money to give, especially if it was to a charity.
“St Anthony is one of only two remaining churches in London to survive a major fire in 2015.
The Bishop’s donation has been earmarked for a charity that helps people in developing countries, which will run the organisation.”
That’s why we thought this was a great way to help St Anthony,” said St Anthony Trust president Peter Ralston.”
We know that a lot depends on the work we do, so the Bishop’s support will be very much appreciated by St Anthony.
“The Bishop of England is also a trustee of the charity, and has been a regular visitor to St Anthony for the past two years.”
Anthony is one the most inspirational figures in the Anglican Communion,” said Mr Hill.”
In the years he has lived, he has changed the lives of thousands of people.
“His vision is of the city and the world, and the Church is the centre of that vision.”‘
He is the person who is seen as a savior’The charity will be the first of its kind in the British Isles.
“The people of St Paul’s, St Paul, are one of a number of people that are not only blessed to be in the diocese but who are also recognised as heroes,” Mr Ralstone said.
“One of them is Anthony Bishop, who is the most popular man in the English capital.”
And there’s a large group of people, in other parts of the world – in China, in India, in South Africa – that have been blessed with his vision.
“The St Paul church, in the City of London’s Hyde Park, was built in 1848 and is one in a series of churches that date back to the Roman period.
It was one of four churches built during the reign of St Augustine, who founded St Paul in the late sixth century.”
St Paul was a major church in the Roman Empire and a very important church in London at that time,” Mr Hill said.
The church was built on land that was given to St Paul by the church fathers to St George the Apostle, who built the church and the nearby Roman basilica, where he is buried.”
There were also many other churches built by other church leaders in London, which were later demolished and rebuilt.””
It was a huge success for St Paul and he built a number other churches along the way.”
“There were also many other churches built by other church leaders in London, which were later demolished and rebuilt.”
So it’s a very rich story.
“St Paul, which is still standing, is the largest church in Britain, with a membership of about 250,000.
The charity is working with the Bishop of Canterbury, and St Andrew’s church, which was built at the end of the 19th century, to restore the church.”
When we are rebuilding St Anthony it will be a massive undertaking,” Mr Bell said.
He said the Bishop was aware of the “huge support” from the community.”
People from the dioceses in his diocese and other people in London have been very kind to him and have been supporting us through this project,” he said.
Anthony and St Paul are not the only members of St Andrew to receive a donation.
A plaque at St Andrew, near London, says: “In memory of the late St Andrew the Great.”