The annual Christian Aid fundraising week is taking place across Harborough this week - but without the usual door-to-door collections

The main event in Market Harborough will be a socially-distanced Big Brekkie Event

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 10:14 am
The annual Christian Aid fundraising week is taking place across Harborough this week.

The annual Christian Aid fundraising week is taking place across Harborough this week.

There will be no door-to-door or street collections this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The main event in Market Harborough will be a socially-distanced Big Brekkie Event.

It will go ahead on Saturday (May 15) and is being organised by Harborough Congregational Church.

“Big Brekkie will arrive in the form of a bag of breakfast goodies delivered to your doorstop on Friday.

“And if you would like to join in and are able to Zoom, we will all meet on a Zoom call at 10am on Saturday to share our Big Brekkie,” said the church.

If you would like to join in the fun and support Christian Aid simply sign up below for the event or email Sharron Brannen with your details at [email protected]

The suggested minimum donation is £5.

Every penny will go to Christian Aid.

Ideas for fundraising are on their website here: https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-appeals/christian-aid-week

Meanwhile, four churches in Market Harborough are joining the annual Thy Kingdom Come (TKC) international prayer initiative by creating outdoor prayer spaces using the noticeboards outside their church buildings.

They hope that people will pause to reflect and pray when they see them.

Starting on Thursday (May 13) and running to Sunday May 23, a poster with an image and a thought will be placed outside St Dionysius, St Nicholas Little Bowden, St Hugh on Northampton Road and Harborough Baptist Church on Coventry Road.

The posters will be changed each day.

A document with all eleven reflections will be available on the Churches Together in Harborough website here: https://www.harboroughchurches.org.uk/news/Harborough churches will hold special united services on Zoom on Thursday (Ascension Day) and Pentecost Sunday (May 23).

Details will be available from the Anglican and Baptist Church websites.

Thy Kingdom Come is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray from Ascension to Pentecost for more people to come to faith in Jesus.

It began in 2016 and Christians from 172 countries all over the world have so far taken part.