Promise of Hope - Christmas 2020

Give a Promise of Hope


‘The programme has given us power and a new hopeful life.’

A baby born with HIV is unlikely to live to see their fifth birthday. But thanks to the life saving programme run by the Anglican Church in Tanzania at Mvumi Hospital, all the babies born as part of the programme are born HIV-free.

Give a Promise of Hope this Christmas so more babies can be born free from HIV.

You can support our Promise of Hope appeal this Christmas by:

Order your Promise of Hope leaflet

Please return your Promise of Hope and we will display the stars of hope to share with the Anglican Church of Tanzania. Congregations can also hang their stars in church.


A short film from the Anglican Church in Tanzania on its programme for children to be born HIV free


A Sermon for the Feast of Christ the King focussing on UPSG’s Christmas appeal ‘A Promise of Hope’  

Christ the King USPG 2020 Sermon and Video Transcript (PDF)

Liturgical Resources for Advent and Christmas

Advent and Christmas together form the season of the gift anticipated, celebrated, and passed on. Over the past few months Rámond Mitchell our Volunteer and Education Coordinator has been collecting and researching various prayers from the global church for the season of Advent and Christmas. 

Please feel free to use these prayers in your churches or for your personal prayer life during these seasons of hope and peace. 

Liturgical Resources from around the world for Advent and Christmas


Your gift will bring hope

£10 will mean a mother can receive lifesaving advice and support during pregnancy.

£30 will train a Health Care worker to provide sexual and reproductive health advice to mothers.

£50 will mean that 10 women can attend the outreach clinic when pregnant


Rehema and her daughter Agnes

Rehema and Agnes

Rehema became a mother at 17. Two years ago, her third child died while her second born Agnes was very sick.

 ‘In general, my life lacked direction and I felt like I no longer deserved to live.’

Rehema was encouraged to attend the programme and to get an HIV test for Agnes and herself. They were both positive.

‘I remember when Dr James gave me the test results. I was trembling with fear. My baby and I were enrolled on the programme. We were given antiretrovirals and advice on how to live with HIV. As we took the medication and followed the nutrition instructions, the better our health became. I began to do household activities such as washing and cooking.

‘Now we are happy, even though we are living with HIV. I have joined a group and I am engaged in vegetable farming. My income has improved and my daughter has started pre-school.

‘This programme has given us another chance to enjoy life that we thought had come to an end. My child would not have died and Agnes would be HIV-free if we had had this help sooner.’

Your gift can give a promise of hope to more women like Rehema. Will you give a promise of hope this Christmas?

Find out more about the programme