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Christian Aid Week 2022

Kaleidoscope workshops

"There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations." Mark Twain 

This Spring we are running some kaleidoscope workshops to reconnect with each other and to think about Christian Aid Week activities in 2022 and the years to come.  While the pandemic has changed how we do many things, it also offers us an opportunity to evaluate our fundraising activities and consider trying different ideas.   

For these last few years, we’ve acknowledged the challenges that many are facing with their house-to-house collection, and talked about the need to grow something new over the next few years.   

This is not to say that we will be discontinuing the house-to-house – not at all!  The collection and its witness is still very strong in parts of Northern Ireland, but we have a great chance to think about how we diversify our activities to future-proof Christian Aid Week.  

We need your help to turn the kaleidoscope: and to grow and future-proof the activities that happen each May in your patch.  Our prayer is that we can also help your church reach out to your community, uniting to stand together with those in poverty, raising your voices for change and raising much-needed income to support our global partners. 

Whilst we would love to reconnect in person, we plan to do these workshops on Zoom.   

“Thanks so much for the meeting tonight. It was really useful and I feel I now have a much better idea of how I’m going to plan for Christian Aid week this year. I feel like I have quite a few possibilities to explore.” January participant 

As part of the workshops, we want to invite you to bring someone else from your church with you to participate, who might turn the kaleidoscope in a different way and bring a different perspective to help go forward in parallel with your usual activities.   

Please book in (right) and commit to coming along to a workshop.  

Get in touch with Helen Newell or Emilia Symington if: 

  • You cannot make any of the workshop dates 

  • You are interested in an in-person workshop