The Bishop of Lichfield’s Lent Appeal is directed towards those who suffer mentally and emotionally from trauma. Combat Stress works principally with those who have been or still are serving members of H.M. Forces whose experiences have left them suffering from PTSD or depression. Since, in my experience, the most difficult thing for these people to do is to speak of what has happened to them, I have decided to do a sponsored silence on the 18th March from the end of a short Morning Prayer at 0830 to a short Evening Prayer at 1830. All those who would like to come into Church, for no matter how short a time, to share the silence, pray for these people and make a donation, will be very welcome.