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Christian Aid Week supported by St Paul's collections

To mark this year's Christian Aid Week, St Paul's will once again be giving its collection money to this vital cause.

At every Evensong service from 10 - 16 May, all collection money will go directly to Christian Aid, as well as all money donated to the Cathedral's collection boxes.

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The vital efforts of Christian Aid will also be mentioned during prayers across the week.

Christian Aid Week is Britain’s longest-running fundraising week and has been a firm fixture in the calendar of many thousands of people each year since 1957. It is famous for the distinctive envelope that drops through the letterboxes of millions of homes each May - and for the massive impact that the week has made in the fight to end the scandal of poverty around the world.
 
St Paul’s Cathedral is pleased and proud to support Christian Aid week and encourages you to join us. We hope and pray that Christian Aid Week will be successful in alerting the world to the changes that must be made to many people’s lives in our world and celebrate Christian Aid’s vital and practical contribution to that change.
 
The Reverend Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul's said: "St Augustine said that Hope has two beautiful daughters - Anger (at the way things are) and Courage (to put them right). Christian Aid’s tireless work to eradicate poverty so that people can live full lives is rooted in this hope and vision for a more just world. I really hope that our visitors and worshippers at St Paul’s will donate generously to this charity that practically and courageously upholds the dignity and freedom of all regardless of faith and nationality”.
 
 

To mark this year's Christian Aid Week, hundreds of people will take part in Circle the City, a sponsored walk through the City of London.
 
On Sunday 17 May from 1pm (registration from midday), more than 500 people will join the 10km walk to help Christian Aid fund its continued vital work around the world.

Now in its 18th year, this walk is the finale in London of Christian Aid Week. The route includes St Paul's as well as some of the beautiful, and often hidden churches in the City of London.

Everyone is welcome to take part.

More information about Circle the City
 


A Prayer for an end to poverty:
Creator God,
You loved the world into life.
Forgive us when our dreams of the future
are shaped by anything other than glimpses of a kingdom of
justice, peace and an end to poverty.

Incarnate God,
you taught us to speak out for what is right.
Make us content with nothing less than a world
that is transformed into the shape of love,
where poverty shall be no more.

Breath of God,
let there be abundant life.
Inspire us with the vision of poverty over,
and give us the faith, courage and will to make it happen.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.