As a Parish we share 10% of our income over the previous year with a number of charities and individuals.


Ali and Keshule Edapal

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Ali and Keshule and their family have been supported for many years in their work in Kenya,   Click here   to find out more.

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Hugh Pilcher

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We also have a longstanding connection with Hugh who works in Uganda

Please click here for his facbook page and here for a link to his ministry work at Jesus loves the little children - best viewed on a computer and site not that mobile friendly



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 In Kyrgyzstan Grassroots works closely with a local partner organisation who identifies children in particular need, interviews them (along with their parent or guardian) and visits them regularly.


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Friends international are a Christian charity seeking to grow friendship and faith with international students in the UK & Ireland.


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It is a fact that 1 in 3 children in the UK are living in poverty, this maybe where parents are unable to work due to illness, single parents, or parents that both work but are still unable to ‘make ends meet’.The Little Edie Foundation works to help in this in Essex.

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CPAS works with leaders, local churches and dioceses in a number of different ways to support mission and evangelism.


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Embrace  provides face-to-face emotional support and counselling in schools to children who’ve witnessed or been victims of crime.

Embrace  provides telephone and online emotional support to help young people understand their feelings, rebuild their self confidence and self esteem.

Embrace gives practical support to help families, whose lives have been devastated by crime, get back on their feet. They provide every day essentials from food and clothing vouchers to books, toys, mobile phones and tablets.





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In 2022 we have provided support to Ukraine via the Disasters Emergency Committee Fund

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We also fundraised for Christian Aid and as a Parish matched those donations in support of the work of Christain Aid.

We also twinned a toilet in Africa.







Office Hours


The  office is now open from 10am to 12am,

Monday to Friday every week.

01245 355 989

You may call outside of these hours and leave an answerphone message and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

You can also contact us via the Office email address:  [email protected]

This email address is checked on a regular basis

and we will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


The website was last updated on 14th April 2024


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Church of the Holy Spirit
& Widford Parish Office,
Forest Drive,

UK Charity Number: 1128307

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