Christian Aid

Lent Pledge 2021 – Loving Our Neighbours and Creation

This year we are sadly unable to hold our popular annual Lent soup lunches and music concerts to raise much needed funds for Christian Aid.

However, around the country, some churches, groups and individuals are taking a pledge to reduce their impact on the planet and on the world’s poorest communities who suffer disproportionately as a result of climate chaos. Could you join us to make a stand for Climate Justice?

Together we can make a difference as we work with Christian Aid towards our vision of a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

Why not use the 40 days of Lent to pledge some changes and help us to raise funds for Christian Aid to help achieve their vision.

Some ways to make a change- although you may think of your own ones! :

We are all using our cars less during Lockdown- and walking is free and non- polluting- could you pledge to donate what you are saving on fuel during the 40 days of Lent?

Can you turn down your heating thermostat by 1-2 degrees during Lent and pledge what you save on fuel costs? A simple lowering of the thermostat can also save up to 10% on your fuel bill.

Can you reduce your meat consumption during Lent? Producing 1kg of beef creates more CO2 gas emissions than going for a 3 hour car drive whilst leaving all the lights on at home! Vegetables are a cheaper option and reduce your carbon footprint. Could you pledge what you save by eating less meat and more vegetables during Lent?

Giving up chocolate for Lent is quite a common annual practice by some- could you pledge to donate what you would normally spend on chocolate during the 40 days of Lent?

If you feel you would like to support our Holmes Chapel Christian Aid Group in the Lent fundraiser this year, please contact our representatives in Holmes Chapel at St Luke’s, St Margaret’s or the Methodist Chapel – or contact  Caroline Wood on 01477 535746 or 07742930346 or email at for more information and a pledge sheet to use during the 40 days of Lent which runs this year from Wednesday February 17th to Thursday April 1st 2021.

However, if you would like to support us in this fundraiser during Lent and do not require a pledge sheet, please forward your donation at the end of Lent to the following bank account:

“Christian Aid”       
Sort Code    20-24-09            
Account number  43608107

And mark your payment with the reference ‘Lent Pledge’

Alternatively, if you prefer, please send a cheque payable to Christian Aid to:

The Treasurer, Holmes Chapel Christian Aid Group, 89 Needham Drive, Cranage CW4 8FB

Thank you for taking the time to read this article and please contact us with any queries.

In anticipation of your kind support for the very important work of Christian Aid.

Caroline Wood
Holmes Chapel Ecumenical Christian Aid Group