Both churches in the Parish actively support the work of Christian Aid
See below for the three ways we do this.
Christian Aid was established by the Churches in the UK to work with local partners and communities throughout the world to fight poverty and injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, campaign for change, and help people claim the services and rights they are entitled to. Although Christian Aid often works through local faith-based groups, assisitance is given to all, regardless of any faith or none.
To donate at any time, click this button.
The main fund raising effort is Christian Aid Week in May each year.
Normally, the churches put on a number of activities, including house-to-house collections, sponsored walks, and coffee mornings.
Normal activity wasn’t possible in May 2020, but members of our congregations gave generously to raise funds through personal giving.
We raised a total of £2,256 (plus gift aid) for Christian Aid Week in May 2020. Many thanks to over 70 members who responded so magnificently.
There are sometimes collections at other times of the year, particularly if there is an emergency appeal for the victims of a natural disasters or conflict.
To find other resources for prayer and worship,
click this button
The work of Christian Aid is often highlighted as part of the prayers in our regular worship. As well as relief from poverty, these will often refer to specific issues such as climate emergency, economic justice, migration and gender equality.
A prayer for personal use:
God of reconciliation and grace,
you promise us a world where all is new,
where love is born when hope is gone,
where broken relationships are restored to wholeness.
May we live as people who know your story of love,
and we have the vision to imagine what could be possible
if we dared to live this story.
God of abundant life,
may we be witnessess of love, hope and peace,
and co-creators of your life in the world.
To find campaign resources to use yourself or with others,
click this button.
We believe every person is made in the image of God, steeped in inherent dignity and worth. And that every single one of us has a role to play in bringing about a fairer, more just world where all can flourish.
Christian Aid makes it easy for people to take action over the issues which lead to poverty or injustice – often by signing a petition, sending a postcard or letter to a politician, attending a meeting or rally, or using resources in churches or schools.
One current campaign (in 2020) is asking the UK Government to ensure its economic policies take into account the needs of the world’s poorest economies in coping with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Parish Christian Aid contacts
For Christ Church: Angela Williams, tel 01902 310812
For Church of the Good Shepherd: David Fulljames, tel 01902 425710
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Page updated: 30 June 2020