How churches in and around Kenilworth will be supporting Christian Aid week

The usual house/street collections were not able to take place last year either due to the pandemic

Churches in and around Kenilworth will be working together to collect donations online for Christian Aid week.

Due to the pandemic, the usual house to house/street collections for the charity week, with the familiar red envelopes will not go ahead again this year.

Instead, it will be go ahead through a digital online donations scheme by Churches Together in Kenilworth and District in partnership with Christian Aid.

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Warwick Road in Kenilworth. Photo by Google Streetview

The groups have set up an 'e-envelope' to allow the community to make their donations as usual.

The Christian Aid week launch service will be held on Sunday, May 9 at 6.30pm at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Warwick Road, Kenilworth.

St Francis has been able to hold services throughout this lockdown, because strict arrangements are in place to people safe and the church is fully compliant with Covid Regulations.

All are welcome to attend.

For those unable to be present, the service will also be live streamed on YouTube and can be reached via www.tiny.cc/lwyoutubeElizabeth Kirwan, Christian Aid co-ordinator for Kenilworth, said: “The climate crisis hurts us all. But people living in poverty experience the worst of it every day.

"From drought to flooding, climate change robs people of control over their lives. Extreme weather means people are struggling to survive without a reliable source of water.

"Your gift could help a community build an earth dam, so when the rains do come, they will retain the water they need to survive.

"A reliable source of water will help families withstand long drought or relentless rainstorms.”

“Every donation can change lives. Together we stop this climate crisis.”