While we’re busy getting ready for Christmas, let’s talk about impossible choices mums around the world have to make every day. Let’s talk about Adut. For a long time, the river near Adut’s village in South Sudan was her community’s only source of water. Adut knew the water wasn’t safe to drink. It brought illness, pain and upset tummies. But she had no choice: Dirty water or none at all? Your gift this Christmas could mean a a mum like Adut could give her children water that’s safe to drink and won’t have to make this horrific choice.
|Extreme droughts and downpours are causing more distress and havoc – last year, the river dried up then flooded catastrophically, spreading contaminated water. But thanks to Christian Aid, Adut’s community now has fresh, clean water, whatever the weather. They built a borehole with support from Christian Aid’s local partner, by drilling a narrow shaft into the ground so they could pump up water from a naturally-occurring source. With more support, more mums like Adut will be able to choose what every mother wants for her children: the chance to thrive.|
Thanks to Everyone who donated to our Shoebox Appeal 2021
Members of our church have been supporting this appeal for many years. It is organised by the Christian charity, Samaritan’s Purse.
Shoeboxes are packed with gifts for children who would otherwise not receive a gift.
The gifts are packed with prayer and love and spread the joy of Christmas and of Christ to those who need to hear it.
The video explains the impact of these generous gifts
Shevington Community Pantry
Shevington Community Pantry is located at St Anne’s Parish Centre, Church Lane, Shevington. WN6 8BD. You can along to stock up your cupboards and help save food from landfill. The project is helping our environment by reducing food waste and helping our community by providing a cheaper alternative to supermarkets.
Shevington Community Pantry is and connected to Fur Clemt in Wigan – this link takes you to their facebook page Shevington Community Pantry ·
In February 2021 our Big Brekkie for Christian Aid was a big success. Big thanks to everyone who came and everyone who has donated.
The video below explains how the soap for hope project is helping people.
We had a great time together on line with songs, games, videos, bubbles and much more. Big thanks to Bishop Philip North for opening the event.
The project raises money for women in Ethiopia who are making soap to combat the Coronavirus. The soap is made by women whose normal farming work has been badly affected by global warming.
Over £800 was raised.
The Brick Project is a Wigan based charity offering a food bank and a range of services to people who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis.
In December 2020, they initiated a campaign called #ASoulLikeYours in collaboration with poet Matt Kelly, film maker Tom Woodward, words read by Johnny Vegas in support of raising vital funds for the charity. See the video below.
The Brick believe that anyone experiencing a challenging time can be given the right support to change their life for the better. They are appealing for gifts this Christmas build a better future for people suffering hardship and homelessness. This link will take you to their donation site,
You can find our more about ‘The Brick’ via their website
The Oaks Food Bank in Skelmersdale – you can donate via their website