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 2018 £7868 was sent to Christian Aid.
The Christian Aid Lent Lunch will be held on Sunday 24th March in The Minster State Chamber. 64 people enjoyed a super selection of homemade soups, bread, cheese and fruit. The quiz proved a challenge, and a prize of Fair Trade goods was awarded to the wining table. £529 was sent to Christian Aid for the Cyclone Idai Appeal.
Christian Aid Week 12th – 18th May 2019 will focus on Christian Aid’s work in Sierra Leone, which is struggling to maintain a basic health care system following the impact of its Ebola crisis. Sierra Leone has the worst maternal mortality rate in the world and 10 new mothers die every day as a consequence of complictions from childbirth.
We would also like to extend a warm invitation to everyone to the annual ecumenical service celebrating the work of Christian Aid, which will take place on Wednesday 1st May at 7.30pm in Southwell Methodist Church. The service will be followed by refreshments.
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.