Christian Aid Week
14th — 20th May
Christian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.They work globally for profound change that eradicates the causes of poverty, striving to achieve equality, dignity and freedom for all, regardless of faith or nationality. They are part of a wider movement for social justice.They provide urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.This year, Christian Aid Week marks 60 years of fundraising to bring an end to global poverty. British churches founded Christian Aid in 1945 to support hundreds of thousands of refugees who lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. This vital work was needed long after the war was over, so in 1957 Christian Aid Week was launched, appealing to the public to help fund the churches' relief efforts.
60 years ago, Christians refused to stand by while people
suffered in refugee camps. People are rising to that challenge again.
Wesley Church Centre CH1 1DA — Tuesday Lunchtime Concerts
Mar 20th Chetham's School Of Music Brass Ensembles
Retiring Collection in aid of Wesley Church Centre
Tarvin MC CH3 8EE — Soup Lunch at Tarvin is the second and fourth Thursdays of the month
from September to May. There is no charge but donations are welcome. All profits go
to charity. This year they are to be split equally between Compassion: a charity through which we support the education of two children in Guatemala, Tarporley Hospital and the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Rowton Methodist Church CH3 7QW — Easter Coffee Morning at Rowton
Saturday 24th March 10am — 12pm
Various stalls, tea / coffee & hot cross buns
£2 — proceeds to church funds