Email: Lesley McKenzie
Tel: 01636 814721
The Committee is ecumenical and currently has 7 members, representing four of Southwell’s Churches. We work together to co-ordinate Christian Aid’s annual door-to-door collection, both in Southwell and the surrounding villages. The representatives of the churches act as contact points for more than 100 volunteers who collect and count donations every year. In 2017, £7669 was sent to Christian Aid.
The Christian Aid Lent Lunch was held on Sunday 18th March in The Minster State Chamber. Despite the appalling weather, over 60 people attended and £495-90 was donated to Christian Aid. Congratulations go to Taylor from Our Lady of Victories, who won the quiz with an outstanding score.
Christian Aid Week 13th – 19th May 2018 will focus on Christian Aid’s work in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world, where 59% of the population live below the poverty line. Due to the earthquake in 2010 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016, 68 000 people remain internally displaced. Christian Aid is working with local partner agencies to build homes strong enough to withstand natural disasters and to promote the use of crops, which encourage soil retention and are less vulnerable to destruction.
We would like to extend a warm invitation to everyone to the annual ecumenical service celebrating the work of Christian Aid – Together We’re Stronger Than Storms – which will take place on Wednesday 9th May at 7.30pm in The Minster.
New delegates on the Committee and new volunteers to collect or count during Christian Aid Week or help with our events are always needed and can be sure of a warm welcome.