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HRISTIAN AID WEEK

Christian Aid Week this year is 10th – 16th May.  The focus of Christian Aid Week will be the devastating effects of climate change on rural communities in Kenya, and how Christian Aid is helping them adapt.  This year is particularly important for decisions about Climate Change, with the UK hosting the G7 summit meeting in June, and also the COP 26 Climate Summit in Glasgow in November.

‘Thank you for the Rain’ tells the story of Kisilu Musya, a smallholder farmer in Kenya who has used his camera to capture the life of his family, and the human costs of climate change.  The 90-minute film is a call to action to all who care about God’s creation and justice for all people.

If you would like the opportunity to watch this remarkable documentary at home during the next few weeks, please email Eleanor Rayden at eleanorrayden@hotmail.com for the link to the film.   There will be a Zoom discussion about it at 7.30 pm on Wednesday May 5th.    This will be an introduction to Christian Aid Week this year (10th – 16th May), which focuses on the climate crisis and our global neighbours in Kenya who continue to battle the effects of extreme weather.

In the past, we have managed to organise house-to-house collections in Oundle and in many of the local villages, including Benefield  and we have together raised thousands of pounds this way for Christian Aid.   This type of collection won’t be possible this year because of government Covid-19 restrictions.   In view of all this, Eleanor is planning to set up a JustGiving page again in May (last year this raised well over £4,000 in the Oundle area, with almost 100 donations, several of them very generous).  Details to follow.

 Jane Berridge

Churchwarden