Christian Aid Week events in Wetherby

Churches in Wetherby are taking action to support less privileged people across the world.

By Janet Harrison
Thursday, 12th May 2022, 2:54 pm
Christian Aid Week in Wetherby
Christian Aid Week in Wetherby

Christian Aid Week runs from May 15-21 and this year the focus is on Zimbabwe, where persistent drought is making it very difficult for subsistence farmers and their families to survive.

“Although there is no house-to-house collection this year, churches are doing their best to raise money,” said Chris Bishop of Churches Together in Wetherby, Linton & Collingham.

“At St James’ Parish Church, there will be an envelope collection during morning services, and also a coffee morning on Thursday, May 19 at the Church Centre from 9.30am-noon.

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“In addition to coffee, there will be home-made cakes to buy and a plant stall.”

Two days later, on May 21, Wetherby Methodist Church will be dedicating their regular Saturday coffee morning to Christian Aid.

Mr Bishop added: “In addition, a dedicated e-envelope webpage has been set up to enable anyone to make a donation to Christian Aid: it’s a quick, easy and secure way to contribute to the relief of suffering in our uncertain world.”

The e-envelope is available on Churches Together in Wetherby & District’s website at http://www.ctiw.org/caw2022/.