Send hope for Christmas

Advent is a time when we wait in hope and expectation, but for many in the world today, there is little prospect of hope.  At All Hallows, we are inviting you to join us in writing Christmas messages of hope to some of those in our world who most need to hear it – isolated victims of torture.

Join us to write the cards over a sandwich lunch at All Hallows any time between 12.30 and 2.00pm on:

Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 13th & Tuesday 19th December

Cards will also be available to write after Sunday services in December and after the Taizé service on December 13th.

We will be joining in the annual campaign of charity ‘Action by Christians Against Torture’ (ACAT UK).  ACAT has campaigned for the tortured, the disappeared, those subjected to death threats and to extrajudicial execution since 1984. Their experience is that a simple message of support, and the knowledge that people in the outside world are thinking of them, can give prisoners renewed hope at times of darkness and help give them the strength to go on.

We hope you will be able to join us whether for 15 minutes or for a whole session to spread hope this Christmas.  All welcome.  We will be collecting donations to cover the cost of the cards and postage and for the work of ACAT.

'The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.’ John 1:5