Christian Aid


Christian Aid Community Partnership Project

The Project – is for work in ‘Lebanon and Iraq: Towards inclusive development for young refugees, internally displaced people and host communities affected by the regional displacement crisis.’

Background – The Syrian conflict has triggered the biggest displacement crisis of this century, placing neighbouring countries sheltering refugees under significant economic stress. While there are 6.5 million people displaced inside Syria, more than 5 million have fled across country borders as refugees. The vast majority now live in neighbouring Lebanon and Iraq. This has placed significant pressure on the resources and capacity of these two countries, already strained from previous conflicts and a history of hosting those fleeing. Neither have what they need to manage the crisis they are faced with.

Fundraising – this is under the aegis of the Partnership Enabling Group, a joint committee of our 4 churches. We need to raise £5000 by the end of December 2020. So far (by May 2019) £3,100 has been donated and a further £1,400 has been promised leaving another £500 required. If you feel able to help please speak to a member of the Partnership Enabling Group. The current members of the Group may be found at Partnership Enabling Group

For the most recent (September 2019) Christian Aid Report on the progress with this project go to: Iraq and Lebanon update Sept 2019

Christian Aid Week 2019 (no collections during 2020) 

Despite some widespread worries about house to house collections, for the third year running St Michael’s collectors have increased the amount raised this way. This year the sum was £3,830.12 (excluding Gift Aid). In addition, along with David Potts, they raised a further £331.50 at a Christian Aid Coffee Café stall. The collection at the URC Celebration service at the beginning of CAW raised £952.91 while the main contribution from St Peter’s was half the proceeds of the Annual Fete, a sum of £846.96, giving an excellent total for the week of £5,961.49. Congratulations to all involved.