Christian Aid Week 2017

Christian Aid Week 2017

The Christian Aid CTR Service is on Sunday 14th May, 6pm, at the Methodist Church.  The service will be led by St Mary’s.

The Christian Aid lunch, for all the family, will be held at the Upper Hall at Princes Risborough Baptist Church, from 12 noon on Saturday 20th May.  The lunch – soup, baked potatoes with various fillings, and a selection of puddings, followed by tea or coffee – will be served at the cost of £6. There will also be a limited selection of stalls.

Sixty years ago, a generation of Christians decided they would not stand by whilst people suffered in refugee camps amidst the aftermath of the Second World War.  Inspired by Jesus’ outrage over injustice, they refused to sit back while their neighbours suffered.

That dedication and generosity led to the creation of Christian Aid Week, which today unites 20,000 churches across the country to achieve incredible support for our global neighbours in need, who are suffering through no fault of their own.

Today, tens of millions of people – fathers, mothers and children – across the globe are still fleeing their homes, and making dangerous journeys in search of safety. While the majority of today’s refugees seek sanctuary in poor countries, in 2015 some one million people crossed into Europe. With borders in Europe now closed, thousands of desperate refugees are finding themselves stranded in countries including Greece and Serbia – and in need of urgent help.

With the help of you, our supporters, Christian Aid and its global partners continue to provide support for refugees with essentials including, food, shelter and job skills training, as well as advocating for policies to protect them and help them on the ground.

You can help to change the lives of refugees fleeing conflict and crisis this Christian Aid Week by donating online at www.caweek.org,  calling 08080 006 006, or texting ‘GIVE’ to 70040 to give £5.

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