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​​​Parish Events in June to Support Christian Aid Week 

In Monkwearmouth Parish we are holding a number of events to raise funds and awareness for Christian Aid. Please try and come along to any or all of them, give generously, and pray for the vital work of this organisation and its supporters. Thank you.

We're going to have another Christian Aid "Big Brekkie" on Saturday, 10th June in the Priestman Hall, St. Andrew's Church. For various reasons we haven't been able to have it during Christian Aid Week itself, but, like last year, it's going to be organised by the Young People's Fellowship. It's going to start at 9.30 am - 10.30 am, cost will be £2 and a delicious morning meal will be served up (veggy equivalent will be available). 

Christian Aid - Bede's Way Sponsored Walk - Saturday 24 June

The annual Christian Aid Sponsored Walk is going to take place on Saturday, 24th June. Normal start time is 10am and you can choose to walk the 12 mile Bede's Way Walk between St Paul's, Jarrow and St Peter's, Monkwearmouth or if you prefer you can walk 4 miles -  a child-friendly, circular afternoon walk from St Peter’s Church, Monkwearmouth, through Sunderland harbour and along the seafront - all to raise money for communities living in poverty. If you are interested and would like to find out more or to sign up telephone 0191 228 0115 or Email: newcastle@christian-aid.org

Be the answer to Nejebar's prayer this Christian Aid Week.

Nejebar doesn’t have a safe place to call home

Nejebar fled Afghanistan with her family after the Taliban threatened to kill her husband, Noor, who was a teacher. It wasn’t an idle threat - the Taliban first blinded, then murdered, another member of their family.

‘The last days and weeks in Afghanistan were the hardest,’ says Noor. ‘When I went to work, my heart was beating harder. I didn’t know if my family were going to be alive when I got back.’

Nejebar’s family are stuck in Greece

When the family arrived at the refugee camp in Greece, they thought they would only stay for 10 days. But they’ve been there six months now and there’s no end in sight.

The only protection they have against the wind and rain is their tent. There’s no school for their children. Five-year-old Sudai, their youngest, is ill, but Nejebar and Noor don’t know what’s wrong with him because they can’t communicate with the camp’s doctor, who is Greek.

Please help Nejebar and her family

Nepal Earthquake

Find out what Christian Aid are doing right now in Nepal, and how your money makes a huge difference