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Anglican Aid supported All Saints' Anglican Church in Peshwar, Pakistan after two suicide bombers, linked to the Taliban, detonated explosives at the historic All Saints’ Anglican Church, killing 122 people after a Sunday church service. Anglican Aid's support paid the medical bills of many who suffered from injuries.
With Anglican Aid's help, All Saints' Anglican Church in Peshwar recently constructed a community centre to commemorate a deceased family of six who came from a colony distant from All Saints Church (pictures below). The centre will be used for literacy, sewing and water and sanitation programs as well as a meeting place. This project has been completed however you can make a donation to Anglican Aid's general fund by clicking the support button.
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The emergency appeal conducted by Anglican Aid in 2013, following the bombing of All Saints Church in Pakistan resulted in gifts enabling over $40,000 to be sent to the Diocese of Peshawar to assist people who lost family members with cash grants, the injured who in many cases who required months of home nursing and grief counselling for hundreds. The worldwide response allowed the church to meet the needs of many and in discussions with the Bishop he requested that funds that Anglican Aid had available be used to provide a memorial community centre some distance away from the main church. The Church of Pakistan conducts education in water, sanitation and hygiene, sewing classes and literacy programs at a number of other sites in Peshawar and such a centre at Ring Road will allow the church to provide simialr programs to all the community in this area.
The colony (as they are called) of Ring Road, where a group of Christians lived lost one family of six, parents and four children. Bishop Humphrey indicated that the church owned land in this residentiial area and wished to construct a community centre in memory of the “Martyrs of Peshawar.” The community centre was officially opened on 14 June 2015 amidst great celebration and joy. Photographs show community members smiling and rejoicing in this new building opened by Bishop Humphrey. A photo gallery is attached showing the opening celebrations.