Get involved this Christian Aid Week!
The coronavirus crisis means it’s more important than ever that we come together as a community to worship, share fun and fellowship, and support our sisters and brothers living in poverty.
As we aim to still build a community this Christian Aid Week we have a schedule of virtual events all taking place live from our Facebook page. An there's several more creative and fun ways below to help you join in saving lives from your sofa.
Join us for virtual prayer and reflection:
Sunday 10 May, 1.00pm: Live-streamed Christian Aid Week service with Dr Rowan Williams.
Monday 11 - Saturday 16 May, 11am: Live daily reflections from our staff and partners overseas.
You can find out more information about the service and daily reflections by signing up using the link below.
Have fun with our Christian Aid Community online:
Sunday 10 - Saturday 16 May, 7.30pm: Daily fun quizzes for the whole family throughout Christian Aid Week. Sign up using the link below.
Quiztian Aid! Hosted by Kate Bottley, Dr Rowan Williams and Giles Fraser, put your thinking caps on for our pre-recorded quiz.
Send an e-Envelope
Take two minutes to help us raise vital funds for Christian Aid Week by simply sending your friends and family a personalised message in an e-Envelope.
Encourage them to donate and join the fight against poverty and injustice around the world.
Our new resources are designed to help you pray, raise funds, and connect with friends and family during this time of coronavirus. All you need is a spare hour, a group of friends and our easy-to-follow instructions.
There's three easy steps to get started saving lives from your sofa:
- Choose your event: will you get together in worship, for a quiz or for your own idea?
- Pick a time and date
- Invite your friends and family using our resources below.
- How to hold a virtual Christian Aid Week service
- Order of service
- Sermon notes
- Order of service - Welsh
- Sermon notes - Welsh
- Prayers - Welsh
- Video sermon from Dr Rowan Williams for your Christian Aid Week service, to view
- Downloadable version of video sermon
- Sermon transcript
- Sermon transcript - Welsh
Virtual fundraising resources:
- How to run a virtual quiz
- Download your quiz questions here
- Download your quiz answers here
- Top tips for other virtual fundraising ideas
To remind other people about Christian Aid Week, we have created a poster you can print at home and display in your window, or put on an external church notice board.
Use our editable press release to build your own message to share your unique event or fundraising plans. Local newspapers, publications and radio love to hear about local fundraising and sending a press release can help promote your fundraiser and encourage donations.
We have included two examples to help you in crafting your press release. Our promotional toolkit also contains photos, logos and Facebook graphics to help promote your fundraiser and an article suitable for church or diocesan publications.