Friday, 24 September 2021

Charity to celebrate 50 years

A CHARITY is to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special church service.

A CHARITY is to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a special church service.

The Christian International Peace Service was founded by Roy Calvocoressi in 1966 and runs peace-making projects in post-war situations.

It began its work among the Greek and Turkish Cypriots in 1964 and by 1973 the small team had recovered dying citrus orchards to full production, rebuilt houses in mixed villages and enabled the restoration of relationships between the villagers.

Over 50 years, nine peace-making projects have taken place across the world.

In 1982 Mr Calvocoressi moved to Bix Bottom, where the charity has been based for the past 33 years.



He died in September 2012, after a long illness, leaving his wife, Elfrida, daughter Caroline and son George, together with their spouses and two grandchildren. 

Paul Rose had just been ppointed as director by Mr Calvocoressi and the charity’s trustees after returning from setting up a project in Ghana from 2008.

The service will be held at St Bartholomew’s Church in Nettlebed on Sunday at 10.30am.



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