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65 Winchester Avenue




01524 64730






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 The Group comprises clerical and lay volunteers who are ultimately responsible to the Bishop of Blackburn.

Our Mission Statement reads as follows:

The Group will encourage and help people - particularly members of the Church of England - in the area covered by Blackburn Diocese to foster, directly and/or indirectly, sustainable economic development in the underdeveloped world abroad.  Amongst other things, the Group will seek to ensure that trade to which such development gives rise offers a fair return to producers.

We are nearly half-way through the implementation of a three-year Forward Strategy, which essentially reads as follows:

In ways which seem likely to lead to the best possible outcomes (including collaboration with other interested parties when this promises to bear extra fruit), the Group will:

        continue to run the Bishops annual Harvest Appeal [which has for many years raised well over £20,000 annually to support specific World Development projects];   

        continue to foster Fair Trade in Parishes and Church Schools in the Diocese [which has for several years been a Fair Trade diocese] and generally throughout the diocesan area;

        campaign, and encourage parishioners and others in the Diocese to campaign, appropriately on World Development issues - focusing on one campaign at a time.