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Christian Aid in Norfolk and East of England

Christian Aid logoChristian Aid is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

Christian Aid has a vision – an end to poverty – and it believes that vision can become a reality. It provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.

Our local work involves encouraging and supporting people in Norfolk and across the Eastern Region to engage in giving, prayer and practical actions for the world’s poorest in response to Jesus’ call to “proclaim good news to the poor, proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” (Luke 4:18).

What do we do?

Our partners work in over 40 countries around the world with people affected by hunger, poverty and disasters.  We seek to bring relief and development and to stand up for the rights of people affected.  

A few examples include:

  • Responding to emergencies such as Syrian refugees in Iraq and the Pakistan earthquake
  • Enabling Colombia farmers reclaim land they were evicted from and work to build peace after many years of civil war
  • Training farmers to improve their livelihoods and supporting people with HIV in Burundi through the local Anglican church
  • Working with women in Afghanistan to empower them to transform their place in their society and develop skills
  • Campaigning for multinational companies to pay their fair share of tax to developing countries

Find out more on our website www.christianaid.org.uk/whatwedo   

Why we do it

We are the agency of our churches in Britain and Ireland and are mandated to work on relief, development and advocacy for poverty eradication.  Christian Aid’s work is founded on Christian faith, inspired by hope and acts to change an unjust world through charity – practical love and care for our neighbours.   Read more here

The problems seem so big.  What can I and my church do?

We want to support you in your giving, acting and praying for people in poverty.   Some ways in which you can get involved:-


Our volunteer and staff speakers would love to introduce you to our work and encourage supporters

“Encouraging, engaging, thought-provoking, fun” – Church in North Norfolk

“Inspiring, challenging, helpful, practical” – Church in West Norfolk

“Her greatest strength was her enthusiasm for the subject and her knowledge of the work of Christian Aid… she was very good indeed” – Church in North Norfolk

Julian BryantMeet the local staff team. We’re here to help! 

Julian Bryant (pictured), Regional Coordinator Norfolk & Campaigns jbryant@christian-aid.org
Simon Snell, Regional Coordinator Suffolk ssnell@christian-aid.org
Mandy Loveder, Regional Manager mloveder@christian-aid.org
James Wainman, Regional Administrator jwainman@christian-aid.org
Hannah Thomson, Intern hthomson@christian-aid.org

We also have a number of fantastic volunteers who work in the office, teach in schools, speak during Christian Aid Week and help with media and events.

**STOP PRESS** Julian, Hannah and Imogen our Cambridgeshire Coordinator have recently visited projects in Africa and Latin America and would love to come and share their experiences at your church or group.

Location address

Our local office is based at:
The Kings Centre
King St
Norwich  NR1 1PH
Tel: 01603 620051
Email: eastengland@christian-aid.org

The office is normally open Monday – Friday 0930 – 1500 but please call first before visiting as staff are part-time.

We would be delighted to come and meet you, talk about opportunities to get involved and explain why we are passionate about tackling poverty and injustice.

Further contact details

Regional news and events www.christianaid.org.uk/eastengland
Facebook www.facebook.com/caeastengland
Twitter @caeastengland

To submit a story or to publicise an event please email: web@networknorwich.co.uk