Aid To The Church In Need (ACN)

Aid To The Church In Need (ACN) is a Catholic charity that campaigns on behalf of all Christians who are persecuted for their Christian faith. The annual #Red Wednesday campaign highlights the plight of Christians.

Please click here to view more information about the Aid To The Church In Need (ACN) Red Wednesday campaign. 

This year there is an art competition with the theme “Release me”. There are three categories:

  • 0-10 years
  • 11-16 years
  • 16 years and over

There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner in each category.

To register, email your name and age to the Events Manager Catharine Crowson at

Email three photos of your finished piece and a short outline of the creative inspiration behind it. Sadly ACN is unable to accept original artwork by post.

Your choice of media must be one of, or a mix of the following: paint; pastels, charcoal, graphite – no photography or sculpture please.

Max height and width of piece: 841mm x 594mm / 33.1 in x 23.4 in / A1 paper size.

Your artwork will help to raise awareness in the UK about how we can support suffering Christians. Good luck! Fr. Marco