"I was in prison and you visited me." (St Matthew 25:36)
Our church is a member of Amnesty International.
We support Amnesty International because we believe that we have a part to play in fighting for justice and human rights.
Amnesty International works to protect men, women and children wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. With over three million members worldwide, Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation. It investigates and exposes abuses, educates and mobilises the public, and helps transform societies to create a safer, more just world.
Amnesty received the Nobel Peace Prize for its life-saving work.
In the lead up to Christmas we invite members of our congregation to send cards to prisoners of conscience supported by Amnesty International - for those who receive them this is a reassurance that their plight is recognised, and to those who are imprisoning them it is a reminder that their actions are not going unnoticed.
Every week we are reminded to keep these people in our prayers by our Amnesty Candle which burns in front of the pulpit.