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Changemakers Conference 2022 Programme

Ready to become a changemaker? All that's left to do is to sign up.

We are so excited that you're interested in joining our virtual Changemakers Conference. Whether you join us for one session or for all of the conference, we hope you’ll feel equipped to be a changemaker in 2022 and beyond. 

Click the links below to find the programme for each day, which will include timings, leaders, a workstream, a short description and a link to sign up for each session.

We can't wait to see you soon.

Sunday 20 February

  • Change Makers Service

Come and worship with us online as we start the Changemakers conference with a moving service of song, prayer and reflection. John Sentamu, our new Chair of Trustees, will preach and the service will be hosted at Point-in-View Chapel in Exmouth with contributions from churches and supporters across the UK and internationally.

Time 6.30pm
Session length 2 hrs
Leader Charlotte Scott
Workstream Prayer
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Monday 21 February

  • Volunteering at Christian Aid: Powerful together

Discover the power of volunteering with Christian Aid and see how local action makes a global impact. From community based to bespoke roles, there are countless ways to make a difference. Come join us to learn, celebrate, and be inspired to put your faith into action. 

Time 10am
Session length 1 hr
Leader Jay Cedras and Ian Hind
Workstream Acting
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  • Christian Aid Week 2022: hungry to provide

Join us to hear about our work in Zimbabwe and all our exciting plans for Christian Aid Week 2022.

Time 1pm
Session length 1 hr
Leader Sophie Brightwell
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Whose prophetic voice? Speaking up and speaking out

The ability for people and communities to speak out against extreme poverty inequality and justice is essential to end poverty. Be inspired by Christian Aid’s Ambassadors and global frontline activists to raise your prophetic voice and to amplify the voices of those who we seek to serve.

Time 7.30pm
Session length 1.5 hr
Leader Claire Meeghan/Katie Roberts
Workstream Acting
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Tuesday 22 February

  • How to Ask: Fundraising training for Christian Aid Supporters

Would you like to gain confidence and skills in your own fundraising? In this session, you can learn about how professional fundraisers ask for help, money and action; and how you can apply these lessons to support your local fundraising. 

Time 10am
Session length 1hr
Leader Laura Mead
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Climate campaigning beyond COP26

Join us to hear Christian Aid's latest thinking on climate justice campaigning, and help develop our campaign for 2022. 

Time 2 pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Luke Harman
Workstream Acting/
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Tuesday 22 February Regional Sessions

  • Scotland Online Supporter Gathering

Meet staff from Christian Aid South Sudan, hear about new ways of celebrating Christian Aid Week and much more.

Time 10am
Session length 2 hrs
Leader Val Brown and Christian Aid Scotland team
Workstream Fundraising
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  • North East Regional Gathering

Meet other supporters from across the North East and Cumbria to share ideas and hear about successful activities from previous years as we prepare for Christian Aid Week 2022.

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Tim Burdon/Helen Cunningham
Workstream Fundraising
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  • North West Regional Gathering

Meet other supporters from the North West, hear about successful fundraising ideas you could replicate in your area, and share fellowship as we prepare together for Christian Aid Week 2022. 

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Darren Staunton and Christel Langdon-Griffths
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Yorkshire Wide Gathering

Bringing together folk from across Yorkshire to share ideas and successes in fundraising and engagement. Sharing fellowship and considering our preparations for Christian Aid Week 2022.

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Sarah Jane Meyers
Workstream Fundraising
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  • West Midlands Meet Up

A space to meet supporters from across the West Midlands. Come along to share your expertise and learn from others as we discuss and plan Christian Aid Week 2022!

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Kate Ormerod
Workstream Fundraising
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  • East Midlands Regional Gathering

Meet other supporters from Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Nothamptonshire and Leicestershire, hear about successful fundraising ideas you could replicate in your area, and share fellowship as we prepare together for Christian Aid Week 2022. 

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Jeremy Gowers-Cromie
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Home Counties Regional Gathering

Meet other supporters from Beds, Berks, Bucks, Herts and Oxfordshire, hear about successful fundraising ideas you could replicate in your area, and share fellowship as we prepare together for Christian Aid Week 2022. 

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Phil Evans
Workstream Fundraising
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  • East Anglia Supporter Gathering

Meet other supporters from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Essex and Suffolk, hear about the appeal and successful fundraising ideas that you could replicate and meet others in a similar position as you as we prepare together for Christian Aid Week 2022.

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Julian Bryant and Alex Cassidy
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Calling all Londoners - Next Stop: Zimbabwe

Hop on board as we bring together Christian Aid Supporters across London and prepare for Christian Aid Week 2022.

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Peggy Amoako
Workstream Fundraising
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  • South East Regional Gathering

Come together to see what is happening and what's coming next. Chat about what works, and what doesn't. Think about why we do what we do and look at the challenges to come.

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Mark Johnson
Workstream Fundraising
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  • South West Regional Gathering : Gloucestershire Bristol Wiltshire Somerset and Dorset

Sharing ideas with other supporters. An opportuinty for fellowship and to prepare together as we move towards Christian AId Week 2022.

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Yvonne Penn
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Regional Get Together: Surrey, Hampshire and the Channel Islands

Meet other supporters from Surrey, Hampshire and the Channel Islands, hear about successful fundraising ideas you could replicate in your area, and share fellowship/network as we prepare together for Christian Aid Week 2022. 

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Laura Mead
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Devon & Cornwall Regional Gathering

Meet other supporters from across Devon and Cornwall to share ideas and hear about successful activities from previous years, as we prepare for Christian Aid Week 2022!

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Katrine Musgrave
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Cyfarfod Cefnogwyr Cymru / Wales Supporter Gathering

Ymunwch â chefnogwyr ar draws Cymru am sesiwn arbennig i baratoi at Wythnos Cymorth Cristnogol 2022. Bydd cyfle i edrych yn ôl a dathlu rhai o lwyddiannau llynedd a thrafod syniadau codi arian ac estyn allan ar gyfer eleni. Trwy gyfrwng y Saesneg fydd y cyfarfod hwn.

Join with supporters across Wales for a special gathering to prepare for Christian Aid Week 2022. There will be an opportunity to look back and celebrate some of last year’s successes and to explore ideas for fundraising and outreach this Christian Aid Week. This gathering will be through the medium of English.

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Wales team
Workstream Fundraising
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Wednesday 23 February

  • A lasting legacy – how one special gift transformed healthcare across Africa and how gifts in Wills can transform your church’s mission, too

Hear from Anne Adah-Ogoh, Senior Programme Coordinator for our healthcare work in Africa, about how one legacy gift transformed access to healthcare across five African countries: Burundi, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Kenya.  Then, hear from our Legacy Team about how your church can encourage more gifts in Wills to transform your local mission, too

Time 10am
Session length 1 hr
Leader Kerry McMenamin
Workstream Overview
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  • Getting started with online giving

Engage more people in your community and beyond with digital giving. Hear how online fundraising can support your activities during Christian Aid Week and learn about some easy ways to get started.

Time 11.30am
Session length 1 hr
Leader Ann Hayes
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Pushing the envelope: cashless giving and delivery only collections

Delivery only collections mean there's no need to knock and collect your envelopes. We'll share our top tips for boosting your collections by including a online giving option. 

Time 3pm
Session length 1 hr
Leader Sophie Brightwell
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Climate campaigning beyond COP26

Join us to hear Christian Aid's latest thinking on climate justice campaigning, and help develop our campaign for 2022 (repeat of session on 22 Feb 2pm).

Time 7:30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Luke Harman 
Workstream Acting
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Thursday 24 February

  • Letters for Creation: Engage schools and churches in the climate crisis through art

Throughout 2022 we're inviting people to share their views on climate change in a creative project called Letters for Creation. We've worked with children across the world to develop some beautiful pieces of art that capture their concerns and hopes about the climate crisis. Find out more about the project, and how you can use it to engage schools, churches and more.

Time 10 am
Session length 1.5 hrs 
Leader Luke Harman and Josh Grear
Workstream Acting
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  • How to promote your Christian Aid Week event

You've organised your fundraising event but how can you create some buzz around it? How about some media coverage? Join this session if you would like to hear the media team at Christian Aid talk through some ideas on how to promote your event.

Time 2 pm
Session lengt 1 hr
Leader Claire Meeghan
Workstream Fundraising
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  • Just Scripture - CREAS

Just Scripture is an opportunity to connect remotely with Christians from across the world in Bible study. In this session, we will be joined by a group of young Christians from Latin America, all of whom are associated with CREAS (Regional Ecumenical Advisory and Service Center) based in Argentina. CREAS’ purpose is to encourage ecumenical dialogue on issues of social justice to generate solidarity and mutual encouragement. This is an interactive workshop in which we will explore Scripture together to learn from one another and be moved to take action.

Time 7.30pm
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Justin Thacker
Workstream Praying
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Thursday 24 February Regional Sessions

  • Cyfarfod Cefnogwyr Cymru / Wales Supporter Gathering

Ymunwch â chefnogwyr ar draws Cymru am sesiwn arbennig i baratoi at Wythnos Cymorth Cristnogol 2022. Bydd cyfle i edrych yn ôl a dathlu rhai o lwyddiannau llynedd a thrafod syniadau codi arian ac estyn allan ar gyfer eleni. Trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg fydd y cyfarfod hwn.

Join with supporters across Wales for a special gathering to prepare for Christian Aid Week 2022. There will be an opportunity to look back and celebrate some of last year’s successes and to explore ideas for fundraising and outreach this Christian Aid Week. This gathering will be through the medium of Welsh.

Time 10 am
Session length 1.5 hrs 
Leader Wales team
Workstream Fundraising
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Friday 25 February

  • Round Table Discussion: Leading churches to take action

A global discussion about the successes and challenges of leading churches that take action for social justice. Our international panel will have a conversation together about their contexts and stories and then there will be time for discussion and ideas around your local experiences. This session is ideal for church leaders who want to inspire their congregations on social justice and for those looking to build the movement for change.

Time 10am
Session length 1.5 hrs
Leader Charlotte Scott
Workstream Praying
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  • Closing Session

Summarising and celebrating our wonderful week and what we've learned.

Time 2pm
Session length 1 hr
Leader Sara Lane- Dredge, Helen Thorogood, Bernadine Harrison
Workstream Overview
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