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What we do

Bringing Christ to the world: A priest distributes Holy Communion in Haiti

Bringing Christ to the world: A priest distributes Holy Communion in Haiti

Aid to the Church in Need is at work in more than 140 countries, helping Christians who are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need.

Thanks to you, we are able to support more than 5,000 projects every year, helping the Church 's mission. From training seminarians for the priesthood to providing transport to help priests and Sisters reach the remotest communities, or building much-needed chapels, you are helping us to bring Christ to the faithful around the world.

On these pages, you can find out more about what we do and who we help.

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Children at a church in Erbil, Iraq, with catechetical books

Applying for aid

Learn more about how we may be able to help with a parish project or theological studies.

Pupils at a Save the Saveable School in Khartoum, Sudan, one of our key projects for the last 20 years

Our key projects

Find out more about some of our latest projects helping persecuted and suffering Christians.

A boy carrying the cross in Sudan

About us

Our mission is to help persecuted and suffering Christians to carry their cross.

A priest leads a catechesis class in his parish in India

How we help

From building churches to providing copies of our Child's Bible, we support 5,000 projects a year.

Smiling Carmelite Sisters in Ozernoye, Kazakhstan. Aid to the Church in Need helps contemplative communities, as well as many other Sisters, priests and seminarians.

Who we help

Priests, Sisters, seminarians and catechists all receive our help in their ministries.

Former MP Ann Widdecombe, Aid to the Church in Need

Raising awareness

We are a voice for persecuted Christians, telling their stories of faith and courage.

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Aid to the Church in Need's mission - Building churches - Christian education - Emergency aid - Grants - Mass stipends - Media evangelisation - Pastoral aid - Scholarships - Schools - Subsistence aid - Theological formation - Transport