Christian Aid in the Parish of Mottingham

Christian Aid Week

16 May 2020 Update

The news report of the 15 May virtual quiz on Zoom can be viewed here. Details of the 'sponsored' Read-in/Sing-in on 23 May are on the attached pdf below. To join the Zoom meeting at noon please use this information: Zoom meeting - ; Meeting ID: 675 014 6024; Password: 859013.

6 May 2020 Update

Details on how to join the Zoom Quiz for 8pm and also how to make a donation to Christian Aid are here

2 May 2020 Update

The churches of St Andrew with St Alban have always been great supporters of Christian Aid Week. This year no red envelopes will be put through the doors of Mottingham, because of the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to continue to support Christian Aid you can by giving a donation online. Acting on advice from Christian Aid we have set up a Churches Together in Mottingham (CTIM) JustGiving web page to help see and manage the amount raised by our community and that webpage is accessible through this link - If you look at http://just you can see that other churches in the UK are doing the same. If you are unable to make online donations and would like to give to Christian Aid please phone Dian Hudson on 020 8857 0953 and she will provide you with an envelope. Diane says, "I have taken a leaf out of Captain Tom's book and set the target to raise £1000!"

Mick Wood is working hard to set up our fundraising quiz on Friday 15 May 2020 starting at 7:45 for 8pm. Please email Mick at if you wish to take part. He will will send you the Zoom link and meeting login details nearer the time. Mick advises logging in from 7:45pm for a smooth and prompt 8pm start. If you would like to try a sample quiz beforehand and also donate then please see the printable quiz attached below. Thank you so much for your help in fighting poverty and disease around the world.

26 April 2020

The ongoing global pandemic and current lockdown means that Christian Aid week will be a very different experience this year as you will see from the 2019 report below, but it is NOT cancelled! Our parish supporters will do all they can to make it the same life-changing week that Christian Aid has been running since 1957. Now, more than ever our gifts, prayers and action are desperately needed.However, in-person events, such as house-to-house collections and Big Brekkies cannot go ahead, although there is a possibility that house-to-house collections may be postponed until the Autumn.

One of the events we are thinking of holding is a Virtual Quiz at 8pm on 15 May 2020. Mick Wood has kindly offered to be our Quiz Master. If you have an Internet connection and would like to participate please email Diane Hudson (address below) at the earliest opportunity. The Quiz will be held using the Zoom application and we hope that you will be prepared to donate generously to Christian Aid. We are looking to raise more than the £3,200 donated last year! More details on how to participate will be published as soon as possible.

Other fund raising events could include a sponsored read-in via Zoom, a sponsored singing event via Zoom and/or a direct appeal for donations. If you are interested participating in a sponsored read-in or singing event, please contact Revd Ian Welch. If you have any other ideas for fundraising, please contact Diane.

Why not try the Cristian Aid Quiz (below) and donate to a good cause at the same time. Answers will be available towards the end of May. Contact Diane Hudson for further details.


What Happened - 12-18 May 2019


Full details of Christian Aid Week 2019 activities, including how you can get involved are shown on the attachment below. Please contact Diane Hudson for information T: 020 8857 0953 or E: Information on 'All mums should live' and the the "Circle in the City Sponsored Walk' are shown in the other attachments below. Don't forget - 'You're invited to the Big Brekkie!' at Mottingham Methodist Church from 9-11am on 11 May.