There is a long tradition of support for Christian Aid at Holy Trinity, particularly during the annual Christian Aid Week in May. During this week volunteers from our church, and other churches in the area, deliver the Christian Aid Week envelopes to houses in the Westbury on Trym and Stoke Bishop areas, and then collect them, hopefully with generous donations for Christian Aid’s work. Almost £130, 000 has been collected in this way since 2004 from our area by our church, together with our friends in the Methodist church, Baptist church, St Mary’s Stoke Bishop, St Monica’s and the Community Church. In 2016 over £10,000 was raised in Christian Aid Week, with £1,704.76 coming from Holy Trinity’s efforts.
Christian Aid insist that everyone should be able to live a full life, free from poverty, they work with people of all faiths and none, never give money to governments, and are the official development agency of 41 church denominations in Britain and Ireland, including the Anglican Church. Currently they work in 39 countries with 568 local partner organisations in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean. They believe in life before death and they merit our support as a Christian Community.
Could you collect during Christian Aid Week, 14-20th May 2017? With more collectors we cover more houses, and raise more money for Christian Aid! If you think you can help please contact Ken Pattison via the Parish Office on 0117 950 8644, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Much more information is available on the Christian Aid website here http://www.christianaid.org.uk/
Stop Press: Christian Aid Haiti Emergency appeal. A splendid £678 was raised at Holy Trinity, and a further £151 in gift aid, following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016