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Christian Aid

Posted by on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, In : Christian Aid 

Christian Aid

Many thanks to the valiant helpers who carried out the house-to-house collection in Aylesford and Eccles in Christian Aid week in May. Although the number of donations was rather less than last year, and the total correspondingly slightly lower, wa were delighted that it ended up just over £3000 - so a big thank you, too, to everyone who gave!

The final total we were able to send off included £43 from the Church in Eccles and after a few late contributions came to £3,2112.24.

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Christian Aid Week 11 - 17 May

Posted by on Sunday, May 11, 2014, In : Christian Aid 

War, tears, lives apart

Love can help piece them back together


'The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer . . . in whom I take refuge.' Samuel 22:2-3

For a growing number of people across the world, the horror of war is a part of daily life.

Right now, fuelled by the devastating violence in both Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the numbers of people driven from their homes by war is on the rise.

It stands at 42 million people - an appalling statistic and a strain on the con...

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Christian Aid Week 2013 total

Posted by on Sunday, July 14, 2013, In : Christian Aid 

Christian Aid Week 2013 total
| June 2013

Thank you for an amazing Christian Aid Week. Thank you to the people who gave and those who collected, as well as the people who organised and gave concerts in Eccles (and those who went to them).

The grand total is:

£3745.95

which with Gift Aid should increase to

£3995.44

I hope people were able to enjoy doing the house-to-house collection. I know that this is probably the only occasion in the year when I have the opportunity to meet many people in the p...

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Aylesford and Eccles Church raise £3,350 for Christian Aid!

Posted by on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, In : Christian Aid 


Aylesford and Eccles Church raise £3,350 for Christian Aid!


Thank you to everyone who helped with Christian Aid week this year - delivering and collecting envelopes, or helping with the counting. There were 40 helpers altogether, and about 2280 houses in Aylesford and Eccles received an envelope.

We were mainly members of St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Aylesford, but were again joined by people from the Church in Eccles, one from the Friars, and a couple of others.

To our amazement, the total...

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Christian Aid Week 13th-19th May 2012

Posted by on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, In : Christian Aid 


Christian Aid Week
| 13th - 19th May 2012


Thousands of churches will stand together this Christian Aid Week to speak out for change. Some 100,000 committed volunteers will go out and put their faith into action, raising funds to help some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people. This includes Britain's largest house-to-house collection - an extraordinary act of witness, demonstrating to our communities that we care about poverty and justice.

This year Christian Aid Week tells the stor...

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