Christian Aid

The coronavirus outbreak threatens the health of our neighbours near and far. Together we must respond quickly to help the most vulnerable.
Coronavirus has shown us that our futures are bound more tightly together than ever before.
And now it is spreading across the world’s poorest countries, putting people living in poverty at great risk. 
These people are already facing a lack of water, food and healthcare. Some are homeless. Some are living with underlying health issues such as HIV. 

As coronavirus infection rates speed up, they will feel the impacts of the virus deeply. We must respond now.
Coronavirus impacts all of us. But love unites us all.


Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

It works globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality and is part of a wider movement for social justice.

It provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Support at Christ Church is by individuals throughout the year and as a particular focus at Lent and Harvest in alternate years. Members are involved in the house-to-huse collection during Christian Aid week each May.

John Brennan is the Christian Aid co-ordinator for our benefice

From the magazine April 2020

With every gift, we help Rose stop this climate crisis  

In Kenya, the rains haven’t come. Again! For villagers who farm the land that means life is getting even harder. Rivers are bone dry, and crops wither in the fields. The drought is starving people of food, water and the chance to earn a living.

At 67 years of age, Rose walks for six hours to fetch water for her grandchildren. She tries hard to give them the kind of life she remembers from when she was a girl: when the rivers flowed with water and the crops bore fruit.

Grandmother Rose shouldn’t have to go hungry. A simple earth dam, built with the help of Christian Aid’s partners and your donations, could completely change her life. This Christian Aid Week, you can be one of the hundreds of thousands of our supporters who give, act and pray to stop the climate crisis driving people like Rose to hunger.

From house-to-house collections to Big Brekkies, Christian Aid Week brings people together as one community against global poverty and injustice.

This Christian Aid Week (10-16 May), please:

  • Give generously to help Rose and her community to build a water dam, providing fresh water to help families survive the drought.
  • Act to call for a New Deal for Climate Justice to help restore creation and build a world where everyone can thrive.
  • Pray for a radical change of heart for politicians, and that, as a global community, we will care for people living in poverty.

Together we stop this climate crisis. Join us at





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