CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales.  They work with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. They work with people of all faiths and none.

CAFOD works with more than 500 partners overseas, and with partners in the UK - all working to reduce poverty. Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.

A few parishioners from both parishes have set up a new joint group to support the work of CAFOD. Their first focus was on Lent Fast Day 2015 where a number of activities raised a total of over £7,000, which was doubled by a contribution from the UK government. In future, they are planning events to increase our understanding of the challenges facing the developing world. Recognising our existing links to Africa (Kaoma, Mongu and Eritrea), they will concentrate on other parts of the world. Main fund-raising will be around the two annual CAFOD fast days in Lent and at harvest time.

New members of the group are very welcome. Please contact the Parish Office if you would like to know more.

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