70 years of the Christmas Bowl

As a Christian, Rev Frank Byatt believed he had a responsibility to share the joy of his Christmas with our brothers and sisters in urgent need.

That’s why on Christmas Day in 1949, he put a Bowl of Remembrance on the dinner table and asked his family to place a generous gift in it to ‘share your good dinner with hungry children in other lands’.

Today, tens of thousands of us now follow Frank’s example; sharing God’s love with our brothers and sisters in urgent need around the world, through our gifts to the Christmas Bowl. 

Over the past 70 years, we have seen that real change is possible and we will continue to respond as the church across Australia and commit to loving our neighbours around the world.

Ways to get involved

  • Jenny Esots, Local organiser

    The Willunga Tree Festival is a great way to support the Christmas Bowl, engage with the community and share the Christmas spirit.

    - Jenny Esots, Local organiser
  • Rev. Jan McLeod, St Nicholas Anglican Church, Sawtell

    I am very proud of the Coffs Coast for rallying behind the purposes of Act for Peace and the Christmas Bowl, in providing support for targeted countries and assisting them to be resilient to global issues.

    - Rev. Jan McLeod, St Nicholas Anglican Church, Sawtell