Supporting Others

Angal - Supporting Ugandan Education

Angal Parish Project was started in 2012 after Fr. Charles Ohuro came to the parish for the summer relieving Fr. Bosco, saying Masses and telling us about rural Uganda. He was
chaplain to Angal School. He asked us to help with school fees for orphans who are cared for by their extended family who cannot afford school fees for the extra children. Maddie Read took on the task of fundraising with the help of many parishioners. She started a charity, Supporting Ugandan Education, so that gift aid could be claimed on donations. In 2013, the project became one of four parish projects. Fr. Charles is now Head Teacher at Panyango Senior Secondary School. Fr. Denis is an Assistant National Director of Caritas Uganda and works in the Nebbi Diocesan Office. There is a web site for the charity, supportingugandaneducation.org.uk, where there are pages about the history of works completed and current appeals, with photos. Both the priests are trustees of the charity.

Click the photo for more information.

Aid to the Church in need

Each year Aid to the Church in Need funds over 5,000 projects in more than 140 countries around world, helping to support the Church in its mission, and bringing hope and solidarity to millions of people.

At St Gregorys we support this charity primarily through extra collections.
Find out more about them by clicking their logo.

Monze - Our Lady of the Wayside

Funded by St Gregory the Great CheltenhamSt. Gregory's since 2005 have developed a long term relationship with the parishioners of Our Lady of the Wayside in Monze - a small town in the south of Zambia.

In addition to other contact, our children have linked at Lent forming prayer partnerships and have given funding for student fees - some parishioners continuing support beyond secondary school.

Our Lady of the Wayside is a vibrant parish whose spiritual life leads to an active practical parish involvement - from building work, to farming, maize milling and oil production. Our churches in Cheltenham support these activities with additional funds, often kick-starting the projects..

Contact Chris Barrell for further details. e.mail: ourmaninmonze@yahoo.co.uk tel:01242 513992

Please click the photo of the oil seed press funded by St Gregory the Great to find out more...

Mannar Project

This “Parish project Mannar” Educational assistance program provides support to orphan, semi orphan and children from low income families to improve in their education and other related activities. Their progress reports show gradual improvements. 37 students are direct beneficiaries of this programme. Each student is being paid Rs.1500.00 every month.