Christian Aid Week 2020 is NOT cancelled!

 

This year’s Christian Aid Week will undoubtedly be a different experience, but we know supporters will do all they can to make it the same life-changing and joyous week we’ve run since 1957.
“In-person events,” such as house-to-house collections and Big Brekkies cannot go ahead.  

 Now more than ever our gifts, prayers and actions are desperately needed.

We are moving Christian Aid Week ONLINE!

We have some exciting ways to help you join us,
in fun and fellowship as a community this May.

click here to see more details
look for Appeals / Christian Aid Week /” Sofa fundraisers”

Donations can be made:-

Click here to visit Christian Aid Web site

or
Telephone and postal donations

35, Lower Marsh, Waterloo, London, SE1 7RL

Unfortunately under the current circumstances regarding Covid-19, there is a delay to processing donations by post. Please give via the website where possible or call 020 7523 2269 to donate by telephone.

Paying directly into our bank account

For details on how to pay money directly into our bank account please call 020 7523 2226

Get involved this Christian Aid Week!

The coronavirus crisis means it’s more important than ever that we come together as a community to worship, share fun and fellowship, and support our sisters and brothers living in poverty.
As we aim to still build a community this Christian Aid Week we have a schedule of virtual events all taking place live from our Facebook page.
And there’s several more creative and fun ways below to help you join in saving lives from your sofa.via the website:-  Christianaid.org.uk 
Join us for virtual prayer and reflection: 
Sunday 10 May, 1.00pm: Live-streamed Christian Aid Week service with Dr Rowan Williams.  
Monday 11 – Saturday 16 May, 11am: Live daily reflections from our staff and partners overseas.
You can find out more information about the service and daily reflections by signing up using the link below.

Have fun with our Christian Aid Community online: 
Sunday 10 – Saturday 16 May, 7.30pm: Daily fun quizzes for the whole family throughout Christian Aid Week. Sign up using the link below. 
Quiztian Aid! Hosted by Kate Bottley, Dr Rowan Williams and Giles Fraser, put your thinking caps on for our pre-recorded quiz.

 

Love never fails.

Coronavirus impacts all of us. 
But love unites us all.
As this virus spreads across the world,
love rises up in response.
You’ve already shown incredible kindness to your neighbours.
Now is the time to reach out to your neighbours both near and far.
Your love protects.
From storms, from drought, and now from coronavirus.
Your love protects our global neighbours battling the spread of this illness.
Your love protects. With soap, clean water and medical supplies.

History of Christian Aid

Our ground-breaking work began in 1945, when we were founded by British and Irish churches to help refugees following the Second World War.
For more than 70 years, we have provided humanitarian relief and long-term development support for poor communities worldwide, while highlighting suffering, tackling injustice and championing people’s rights.

1940s
We helped refugees in need at the end of the Second World War. We raised more than £80,000 (£3 million plus in today’s money) for emergency supplies in mainland Europe. We supported, equipped and enabled partner churches there to meet the needs of their people.

1950s
We launched Christian Aid Week to raise extra funds. We continued helping refugees in mainland Europe as well as those from Palestine, Korea and China. We supported the establishment of the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) to enable young people to make a difference, and offered help to churches in countries moving from colonialism to independence to meet the needs of poor people.

1960s
We made a difference in crises affecting Nigeria/Biafra, Kenya and India. We created the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) so that development agencies were seen to work together in times of humanitarian crisis. We helped set the World Development Movement to encourage political campaigning. We addressed racism and poverty in the United States as well as advising Martin Luther King while he was in the UK.

1970s
We drew a link between educating supporters at home about the root causes of poverty and work with partners overseas to eradicate it. We popularised world development issues by providing seed money to establish the New Internationalist magazine. We explained the connection between our consumer culture at home and the global food crisis by launching a campaign to live simply.

1980s
We fed hungry people during the Ethiopian famine and those experiencing drought in Mozambique. We led a mass lobby of parliament to call for more official development aid. We created the Southern African Coalition to demand an end to apartheid.

1990s
We linked work in 50 poor countries to campaigns on developing world debt, fair trade and the policies of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. We challenged the stigma and discrimination experienced by people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. We stood up for and provided food for refugees in Kosovo.

2010s
We inform about and campaign against climate change. We champion tax justice. We continue to work with local partners on the ground to make a practical difference to the lives of new waves of refugees locally while campaigning and advocating for change globally.

 

Contact

Contact the Parish
Administrator,
Janice Charlton
on 0191 236 7962
or email
infostaidans@gmail.com

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