Aid to the Church in Need

Aid to the Church in Need is a Pontifical Foundation of the Catholic Church, supporting Christians who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need in over 130 countries worldwide. Today, in countries where religious freedom is not respected, Christians are experiencing discrimination, social and legal injustices, forced conversion, physical abuse, torture and even death. We support over 5,000 pastoral projects each year, helping seminarians, Sisters and priests in their mission to the poor. We build churches and chapels, provide essential transport and emergency aid and support faith initiatives. By remembering Aid to the Church in Need in your Will, you will be helping to give a voice to persecuted Christians, offering comfort ‘wherever God weeps’ and helping to keep the light of Christ burning for future generations. In thanks for your compassionate gift, a proportion of your legacy will be used for Masses for the repose of your soul.

Registered charity number: 1097984 and in Scotland SC040748
Registered address: Aid to the Church in Need, 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 4DA 

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Case Studies

A gift made in memory

“As long-standing benefactors of Aid to the Church in Need, we felt truly honoured to help build the grotto to Our Lady at Kai Besar, Indonesia, in memory of our...

Aid to the Church in Need

Could you help us to deliver our Catholic “Youth Alive” AIDS prevention programme? When more and more patients came to Sister Miriam Duggan throughout the 1980s and subsequently died from AIDS, she decided...