CRESS are delighted to have been chosen as the charity for Chalke Valley Churches (CVC) Lent Project. CVC has organised lots of Lent events to engage you through your Lent journey as have we. Our events include; coffee mornings, Lent lunches, musical evenings and a visit from Bishop Joseph Aba.

CRESS Lent Project 2023
Enabling Agriculture makes a difference!

 There are 1.0 million South Sudanese refugees living in Northern Uganda - largely ignored by the world and with very limited support from NGOs. With funds from our Lent Project, CRESS hopes to fund: 10 new Agriculture groups, supporting 2000 refugees, planting 1000 sapling trees.

Come to an Event

Join in at one of our events, they are all listed in the booklet. We look forward to seeing you!


Donating will help us fund 10 new agriculture groups

Musical fundraising evening

Saturday 4th March, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Knighton Manor, Broadchalke SP5 5EB

Please join the CRESS team for a fabulous musical recital by Camilla Foster Mitchell singing a mixture of classical and contemporary music in the dining hall of the 16th Century Knighton Manor House.

£30 per ticket (includes glass of wine and nibbles)

Purchase tickets online:
Or via Caroline Lamb: M: 07807 780707 E:

Camilla Foster Mitchell – is a recipient of the Bournemouth Music Festival Singer of the Year Award and The Muriel King Vocal Award for Outstanding Singer at the Mid-Somerset Festival. Camilla sings as a solo with many choral societies and is currently Head of Singing at Bryanston school. 

Bishop Joseph Aba – who has headed up CRESS projects since the charity started in March 2010, will say a few words on the huge transformation of his people’s lives when they are given the training and tools within their agricultural groups.

Caroline Lamb – will give a brief explanation of the concert venue, the 16th Century hall at Knighton Manor.

Gathering with Bishop Joseph

Friday 10th March, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Broad Chalke Village Hall, SP5 5DN

This informative social evening gives you the opportunity to speak with Bishop Joseph Aba who has headed up the CRESS projects since the charity was founded in March 2010. You will hear him speak about how impoverished the people are BUT how much their lives are given hope and transformation by the CRESS charity funded projects.

Free Entrance
(donations welcome and paying bar)

Bishop Joseph has oversight of 117,000 refugees spread in the bush and across several refugee camps in Northern Uganda. Over half of these people attend his churches and he confirmed 2,000 people in 2022 into the Anglican church.

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