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Welcome to the home page of the Congo Church Association!
The Association exists to help the Anglican Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (former Zaire).
To donate online, please click here. To donate in other ways, please see below.
The Association has recently been sent a copy of Tearfund's Seven Day Prayer Guide for the Democratic Republic of Congo. A copy can be found here.
The AGM will be held on Saturday, 16th November 2013 at 12 noon at Mortimer Hall, Oxford Road, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0PH. All are welcome. If you are coming please contact Mrs Rosemary Peirce at 8 Burwell Meadow, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 5JQ so that we have some idea of numbers for catering purposes - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Congo Church Association, with the support of Archbishop Isingoma Kahwa of the Anglican Church of Congo, held a week of special prayer for peace in DR Congo between Monday 26th November 2012 and Advent Sunday 2nd December 2012. Individuals, groups and churches prayed afresh for a resolution and definitive end to the conflict, violence and atrocities, and for a new era of peace, as well as for the needs of all those affected. Prayer resources are still available and can be found here.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, visited the Anglican Church of the Congo in July 2011 - a great encouragement to the church. He met the bishops, young men who had turned from being militia members to Jesus, women who had suffered rape in Congo's wars and many others. Read a full account of his visit here.
A Prayer for the Democratic Republic of Congo
O God, loving parent of all, comfort your children displaced, wounded or orphaned by conflict in Congo; and give the people of that country courage to seek enduring peace with justice and freedom, that their children might grow up without fear; for the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Adapted by Canon Ian Tarrant from a prayer in the 1998 Congo Swahili Prayer Book, written after the 1996-97 war.
Objects of the Association
- To advance the Christian Religion in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
- In partnership with the Anglican Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo to relieve poverty and to provide for the needs of refugees and the displaced.
- In partnership with the Anglican Church in the DRC and civil society there to promote and sustain schemes for peace and reconciliation, health, education and community development for the welfare and benefit of the population.
- To relieve poverty among the clergy and former clergy of the Anglican Church and the widows and dependants of any such persons.
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Gift Aid It...
If you are a UK taxpayer, under the Government's Gift Aid Scheme the Congo Church Association can reclaim tax you have already paid on your gift. This means your gift will be increased by 25 pence for each pound given, at no extra cost to you.
Please download and send the following declaration with your donation: Gift Aid donation form