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World Development

Under the auspices of the Board for Social Responsibility, the diocesan World Development Group encourages and helps people throughout the Diocese to foster sustainable economic development in the underdeveloped world abroad.

Amongst other things, the Group

  • promotes fair trade, especially in parish churches and church schools;
  • organises the Bishop's annual Harvest Appeals to parishes and schools - appeals which support a selection of worthwhile development projects in poor countries overseas;
  • prompts appropriate campaigning on matters affecting world development.

The Group comprises a handful of clerical and layvolunteersworking at minimalexpense. Newmembers are always welcome.

Contact the Group's Chairman (Revd Frank Kendall - 01772 748021,

or the Group's Secretary (Mr Arton Medd - 01524 64730,

for further information.

Introductory Leaflet for printing off and distributing


Are you ready to take the MICAH CHALLENGE?

Micah Challenge believes that the Millennium Development Goals provide the world with the best opportunity it has ever had to eradicate extreme poverty, and is bringing the church together worldwide in a united cry for this opportunity to be taken, following th elead of the prophet Micah.

Is your Church ready?

What can you do?

JOIN Micah Sunday!

The Sunday nearest to 17th October is the international day for the alleviation of poverty. Go to the Micah Sunday page of the Micah Challenge website ( ) to register your interest.

Have a look at the Micah Challenge website; become a Micah challenge church. Campaign for just ice for th world's poor.

Look too at the 10:10:10 infomration in the News area of the website - for this years challenge.


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