The Developing World Group

The aim of the Developing World Group is to help projects in less developed countries.

The Group helps fund projects costing from under £1,000 to £15,000 in most cases.

It raises money by means of donations made in a collection box at the back of church, standing orders, other donations including the Green Box Collection (see Finance below), Gift Aid and via the proceeds from a variety of social events.

The Group receives regular reports as projects develop and after they are completed. These are used to update parishioners using the Parish Newsletter, the notice board at the back of the church, as well as in annual DWG Project Reports which are included in a supplement to the Parish Newsletter at the end of each calendar year (please find electronic versions of the last two below).

The DWG section of the Parish website provides material on projects and the other main aspects of the Group’s work, including its goals and history.

This is a dynamic group, which always welcomes new members.

Recent News


CHANGE OF DATE 27th, 28th & 30th August 2021. The DWG and High Street Methodist Church (HSMC) are working together to organise this festival.  It will take place between 9am and 6pm each of these days. The proceeds will go 50:50 to two local charities – Azalea and Workaid. For more information, see, follow us on Facebook (Harpenden Jigsaw Festival) or email


This will take place between 10am and 2pm on 24th July. There will be plants for sale and ample refreshments including coffee, tea and cakes. Any donations of plants for sale would be most welcome so do get those seed trays going! All proceeds will go to the DWG’s current project. Further information to follow.

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