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  • Christian Aid Week - a Week Early!

    This morning we marked Christian Aid week, a week ahead of most people, which is unusual, because often we have one of the last churches to get there!

    We were thinking about 'home' and what makes a 'home' home... not bricks and mortar, but people; not perfection but authenticity; not unanimity but diversity.

    We were invited to sign a petition to HM Government, and we we were invited to write or draw prayers or messages on paper 'bricks' which will be posted to Christian Aid, and thence to the Prime Minister.  Some of the messages were heart-meltingly poignant, coming from people who have fled their homes - local and overseas - in fear and who now have to build new lives.  Here are a few 'bricks' chosen to illustrate the range of what people shared...