How the money is used

This Autumn we raised £270 for SPUC and £200 for Aid to the Church in Need from the sale of Christmas cards. Both organisations are very grateful for the money we raised and have asked me to pass on their thanks.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) provide support in 130 countries worldwide helping Christians who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. Projects they have been involved with include:

• Building churches and other religious buildings such as in Belarus where ACN is helping to build a monastery for the Capuchin monks. The monks are reaching out to children and young people in parishes and schools. One of the monks’ projects is to provide summer camps for the children.

• Providing transportation: for example in Ntungamo, Tanzania, ACN are helping to replace a 19 year old Land Rover used by the priests and nuns.

• Farming: In a remote Burma parish Fr. Joseph and the parishioners cultivate 6 hectares of land with rice, maize & vegetables. Progress is slow as much of the work is done by hand, so ACN is helping to buy a tractor.

• Training support: in Russia, for example, a seminary in Stavropol was closed down by Khrushchev and remained shut between 1960 and 1989. Today there are 100 seminarians. ACN helps with grants of £160 per seminarian per year. ACN has also helped fund computers and a minibus used to ferry students around so that they can carry out pastoral work.

• Refugee work: Many refugees fleeing Syria go to Beirut in Lebanon. Here the Good Shepherd Sisters provide the refugees with medical services. Muslim women also go to the sisters for help because they know they will be safe with the sisters. Since the beginning of 2012 ACN has given £800,000 to this and other communities of the Good Shepherd Sisters.

There are many more projects that ACN supports. Check them out at:

Thank you from Aid to the Church in Need and SPUC

This Autumn we raised £270 for SPUC and £200 for Aid to the Church in Need from the sale of Christmas cards. Both organisations are very grateful for the money we raised and have asked me to pass on their thanks.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) provide support in 130 countries worldwide helping Christians who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. Projects they have been involved with include:

• Building churches and other religious buildings such as in Belarus where ACN is helping to build a monastery for the Capuchin monks. The monks are reaching out to children and young people in parishes and schools. One of the monks’ projects is to provide summer camps for the children.

• Providing transportation: for example in Ntungamo, Tanzania, ACN are helping to replace a 19 year old Land Rover used by the priests and nuns.

• Farming: In a remote Burma parish Fr. Joseph and the parishioners cultivate 6 hectares of land with rice, maize & vegetables. Progress is slow as much of the work is done by hand, so ACN is helping to buy a tractor.

• Training support: in Russia, for example, a seminary in Stavropol was closed down by Khrushchev and remained shut between 1960 and 1989. Today there are 100 seminarians. ACN helps with grants of £160 per seminarian per year. ACN has also helped fund computers and a minibus used to ferry students around so that they can carry out pastoral work.

• Refugee work: Many refugees fleeing Syria go to Beirut in Lebanon. Here the Good Shepherd Sisters provide the refugees with medical services. Muslim women also go to the sisters for help because they know they will be safe with the sisters. Since the beginning of 2012 ACN has given £800,000 to this and other communities of the Good Shepherd Sisters.

There are many more projects that ACN supports.
Check them out at: http://www.acnuk.org/what-we-do