Holy Innocents’ has supported Christian Aid financially for many years with door-to-door collections during Christian Aid Week and retiring collections at other times during the year. Since 2004, at the end of Christian Aid week, we have conducted a ‘bucket rattle’ on Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, whatever the weather!
Campaigning on international economic justice and development
Our support for Christian Aid now extends to their campaigns on issues of global economic justice. We started our public campaigning in the days of Jubilee 2000, inviting the constituency MP to attend a 24-hour action, and have continued with its successor, Jubilee Debt Campaign.
We moved into campaigning on trade justice through the Trade Justice Movement and during 2005 we ‘banded’ the church and signed tapes. A small group from the congregation also went up to Edinburgh to take part in the Make Poverty History march. Since then we have continued to send hundreds of postcards to the Prime minister and have lobbied both the Prime minister and our constituency MP with letters signed over coffee by members of the congregation.
There is still a lot to do in partnership with our local politicians raising our voices against poverty — you are welcome to join us!