Friday, 1 November, 2013
YOU ARE INVITED to join other local Christian Aid supporters for a day retreat to pray and reflect on the theme of peace and reconciliation at the start of Advent.
Hear how guest speaker Padre Pio is working for a durable peace after 40 years of war in Angola.
Monday, 24 June, 2013
THANK YOU to everyone in the local community whose generous response to this year's house-to-house collections saw Christian Aid Week 2013 in Langford bring in £1,560.81.
Taken together with the amounts collected via the Lent Appeal collection boxes (£196.01) and at the Christian Aid combined Anglican/Methodist service which launched the week (£114.98), the money donated gives us a Grand Total of £1,871.80 (subject to final audit and not including Gift Aid, which will be claimed by Christian Aid head office). Although this is less than last year's total (£2,367.21), it is a small increase on 2011's £1,844.50.
Special thanks are due to the small army of volunteers who delivered and collected the envelopes and to the Christian Aid Committee who co-ordinated activities with local church leaders. All monies collected are sent directly to Christian Aid central funds with no deductions.
Graham Isaac writes:
Christian Aid's 2013 Count Your Blessings Calendar - Make Lent Count leaflets and collection boxes are now available in St Andrew's Church and Langford Methodist Church to take home for use.
Each day from Ash Wednesday (13th February) to Easter Sunday (31st March) we are asked to help the world's poorest and use one of forty "bite sized" reflections. These reflections will inspire us to give thanks for the blessings in our lives as well as provide prayer ideas and suggest actions to help the world's poorest communities.
Please return your collection boxes to either of the two churches after Easter, or, if you prefer, make a donation directly to Christian Aid.
On Behalf of Langford Christian Aid Committee.
Christian Aid Collection Box, Lent 2013
Count Your Blessings Leaflet Downloads
Jessica Hall, Christian Aid Regional Coordinator for Beds, Berks, Bucks, Herts & Oxon writes:
Zimbabwean Supper with Christian Aid
» Sunday 24 March 6.30pm
» All Saints Church, Bedford
Join us for a Zimbabwean Supper with inspiring stories from Thelma Ntini, director of Christian Aid partner Debane Trust. Debane Trust are bringing water to the dry lands of Matabeleland South. Come and find out how the sandy landscape is becoming a fertile land for crops that feed families all year round. For more information please contact the Christian Aid office in Oxford - oxford#christian-aid.org* - or 01865 246818.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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