Charity

Charity

Rebuild Nepal – Leprosy Mission Sunday

This Sunday we heard the story of Krishna. When the earthquake of 25 April 2015 hit Nepal, Khrishna’s home was destroyed and his life changed forever by the death of his wife, who was inside the house when it collapsed. Already disabled by leprosy and now a lone parent to his two sons, life is desperately hard for Khrishna. The family is now living in a temporary shelter, which cannot protect them from the worst of the winter weather. You…

Christian Aid Walk 2015

Celia and myself were determined to go again and walk all 6 miles. We got there nice and early to get signed in and have a cuppa. Gradually about 30 people turned up so a good crowd. A display about the history of Christian Aid had been set up – I learnt they had helped to form Voluntary Service Overseas amongst other organisations so not just involved with development work and supporting people to get out of poverty. This year…

All We Can Harvest Appeal

 God said, “See, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit; you shall have them for food. (Genesis 1:29) On sunday we heard all about All We Can’s (Formally Methodist Relief and Development) Harvest appeal Which focuses on Bee Keeping in Uganda. In addition to providing honey which can be sold, bee keeping increases the bee population which helps increase pollination and therefore the…

Computers to Ghana – Update

While in Ghana Emma delivered the computers and toys we refurbished as a church in May. She presented them to both the school and the sunday school and we are told there was plenty of excitement. She also took a lot of photos to share with us which you can see below.

Computers for Ghana

On her trip to Ghana, Revd. Emma will be taking with her a suite of 15 computers provided by St. Mary’s and St. Peter’s Primary School and refurbished by members of the church to equip two schools; Sudbury Preparatory Junior Secondary School and Montessori Nursery and Primary School. In May a team of people of all ages from church refurbished the laptops which involved a thorough clean, securely wiping the hard drives and installing a new operating system so they…

Rachel & Rob take on Oxfam Trailwalker!

Shelter project volunteers (from St. Mary’s) Rachel and Rob, along with two others, will be attempting (and succeeding!) the Oxfam Trailwalker challenge. Below is what they say about it: If you’ve never heard of Oxfam’s Trailwalker before – It’s a 100km hike, day and night, across the south downs in under 30 hours. We’ll be setting off around 7am on the 25th July, and hopefully returning (bedraggled but triumphant) on the morning of the 26th. As a team we have to…

Nepal Update

Dev tells me that they have only had one aftershock today – which is good news. You may be interested to know that the number of aftershocks has now passed the 1000 mark!! If you would like to see some idea of what the initial earthquake was like, Dev has supplied two links to videos which you can see below – note how easily the building collapses on the right of the second example. David Prasain from the Himalayan Hope Church…

UNCLE – Uplifting Nepal’s Children with Love and Education

In light of the recent events in Nepal the church is proud to be supporting the UNCLE, a small charity supporting two orphanages and communities in Nepal. The charity, UNCLE, (standing for Uplifting Nepal’s Children with Love and Education) was set up a few years ago by the then minister, Rev Ian Smart and a few people from the church in Royston after Ian met up with someone who came from a small church in a small village near Kathmandu. Initially it started…

All we can – Inspirational Women Appeal

The Methodist Relief and Development fund, now known as All We Can is encouraging churches to support their Inspirational Women Campaign during March. We felt it was particularly appropriate to do so on Mothering Sunday. This video was featured as part of our mothering sunday service. More information can be found here.  

Because I am a girl – Plan UK

Jesus Christ is raging, raging in the streets, where injustice spirals and real hope retreats. Listen, Lord Jesus, I am angry too: in the Kingdom’s causes let me rage with you. – John Bell & Graham Maule In addition to information about benefit sanctions during the service(8th March) Ali also talked about the Plan UK campaign to end child marriage. Plan works with some of the worlds poorest children over their 76 year history they have found that young girls face…
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