St.Mary the Virgin

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The Wider World

We encourage our church members and village community to look beyond our local area, supporting organisations that are addressing issues of human rights, poverty and social justice in the wider world. We support the work of Amnesty International as they campaign for prisoners of conscience and we take part in its annual greetings card initiative. We also support Christian Aid with the annual house-to-house collections in Christian Aid Week and their various special appeals at Christmas and throughout the year.


Monica, Chris, John, Pamela and Lisa - members of the Ministry Team at St Mary's Church, Bottesford - are taking on the 70k in May challenge for Christian Aid.

Each of us have pledged to walk, run or cycle 70km each during the month of May.

We all have our individual reasons for taking part - but together we are doing it to raise awareness and funds for the amazing work Christian Aid does with its partners, in countries around the world, to push back against poverty.  

For example, Christian Aid are working to empower families in Burundi to build reliable and diverse incomes. Take Aline, for example. She found a lifeline in Christian Aid after she felt the full force of extreme poverty, when an early marriage ended in abuse and violence. They helped her with small business training and she set up as a grocery wholesaler. Today, Aline can afford food, clothes, and essential healthcare for her family.

There are more people Christian Aid could reach – and that’s why we're fundraising and taking part in 70K in May.

The money raised can help ensure more people get the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil their hopes and ambitions.  £10 could provide one person with the training that supports their family to set up a small business, such as selling home-grown vegetables.

Here’s the link to our Christian Aid fundraising page St Mary's Bottesford 70k in May - Christian Aid Fundraise

Please support us in prayer and by donating today if you can - thank you!


Link to Christian Aid





Link to Amnesty International

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