Christian Aid collectors hit the streets this week

Scores of dedicated Christian Aid collectors from churches across the diocese are out knocking on doors throughout their communities.

Christian Aid Week is from Sunday, May 13 to Saturday, May and is when the Christian message to look after those in need is actively shared across the nation.

That means asking householders to participate by contributing some money for this worldwide work.  

This is done by delivering donation envelopes - then, hopefully collecting them generously filled.

Crofton Parish Church in the Wakefield Episcopal Area have restarted this work feeling that they can’t expect everyone to come through its doors and are looking forward to taking the Christian Message out again. In 2017 the money they collected reached £901 from zero three years ago, said Charles Elliott who is its Christian Aid organiser. 

“It is not just about raising money, but spreading the Christian message about helping those in need and also it helps us churchgoers look outwards into our community and beyond,”  said Charles, who he has been organising Christian Aid collections since 1976.

Kirby on the Moor (Ripon Episcopal Area) 

Members of the small congregation of All Saints', Kirby on the Moor have set themselves the challenge of raising £1,000 during Christian Aid Week. On Sunday, 12 members of the congregation with another 6 relatives and friends walked part of The Sanctuary Walk in Ripon raising £400.

On Monday, 19 people have signed up for a Christian Aid Lunch in church, on Tuesday May 15 a team of people are collecting in our local supermarket from 8.00 am - 6.30pm and a small handful of stalwarts are taking part in door to door collections.

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