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.
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St. Gregory's and St. Thomas More'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: firstname.lastname@example.org tel:01242 513992
Please click the photo of the oil seed press funded by St Gregory the Great to find out more...
Angal Parish Project was started in 2012 after Fr. Charles Ohuro came to St Gregorys for the summer relieving Canon Bosco, saying Masses and telling us about rural Uganda. 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.
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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.