A Harvest of Briefings, Meetings and Get-Togethers in September

Harvest is a time where we celebrate God’s generosity in the goodness and abundance of creation. We also share from our abundance with those who are in need.

Harvest Fast Day is one of our most important events of the year. We ask people to miss a meal or eat lightly, to pray for those in poverty and to donate to our work. Parishes and schools hold collections and send the donations on to us.

We organise local meetings to ensure that all our parish volunteers are up to date, know all about the stories and situations behind Fast Day and have a chance to explore the topic with other local volunteers. It gives us a great chance to meet and hear news from churches and local communities.

Blessed Oscar Romero "It is not God's will for some to have everything and others to have nothing."

Blessed Oscar Romero. Illustrator: Julie Lonnemon

This year Harvest Fast Day will focus on our work in El Salvador, quite fitting considering that it’s 100 years since Blessed Oscar Romero’s birth. We worked with Blessed Romero, not least in rebuilding his radio station when it was destroyed by his enemies.

 

 

 

We have ten briefings around the diocese this September so please do come along to your nearest, or if you are busy when it’s happening, consider nipping over to a different one.

Please do let us, or your Area Coordinator, know whether or not you are going to make it. Here is a full list of get-togethers. Also click on the image below and you’ll be taken to a google map with all the information you need.

  • 2nd September 10-11:30am – Our Lady of Sorrows Meeting Room in church hall,
    Click to be taken to a map of our upcoming Harvest Briefings

    Click to be taken to a map of our upcoming Harvest Briefings

    Hislop Walk, Bognor Regis, PO21 1LP.

  • 6th September St Leonards 7pm – at private address, contact us for details.
  • 9th of September – St Peter’s, Shoreham (Adur Valley Parish) Saturday morning, 9:30am-12:30pm. This will be combined with activities with the local J&P group.
  • 12th September 7:30pm St Mary’s Rydes Hill, Guildford  GU2 8BP
  • 13th September 7pm Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri Church Hall, High Street, Newtown, Uckfield, TN22 5DJ.
  • 14th September 8pm St Clement’s, Ewell  KT19 0BW
  • 16th September 10:30am – midday. The Friary, Crawley RH10 1HR. Special guest speaker on El Salvador to be announced shortly.
  • 18th September 7:30pm  Sacred Heart Cobham KT11 1AA
  • 19th September 7:30pm Sacred Heart, Hove, BN3 3BF. Contact us for parking instructions and directions.
  • 23rd September 10am to 11:30 Christ the King, Eastbourne.

Upcoming Events

Harvest Briefing Meetings

Here are the local meetings that we have booked so far….

  • 2nd September 10-11:30am – Our Lady of Sorrows Meeting Room in church hall, Hislop Walk, Bognor Regis, PO21 1LP.
  • 6th September St Leonards 7pm – at private address, contact us for details.
  • 9th of September – St Peter’s, Shoreham (Adur Valley Parish) Saturday morning, 9:30am-12:30pm. This will be combined with activities with the local J&P group.
  • 12th September 7:30pm St Mary’s Rydes Hill, Guildford  GU2 8BP
  • 13th September 7pm Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri Church Hall, High Street, Newtown, Uckfield, TN22 5DJ.
  • 14th September 8pm St Clement’s, Ewell  KT19 0BW
  • 16th September 10:30am – midday. The Friary, Crawley RH10 1HR. Special guest speaker on El Salvador to be announced shortly.
  • 18th September 7:30pm  Sacred Heart Cobham KT11 1AA
  • 19th September 7:30pm Sacred Heart, Hove, BN3 3BF. Contact us for parking instructions and directions.
  • 23rd September 10-11:30am. Christ the King Parish Room, 3 Princes Rd, Eastbourne BN23 6HT.
Click to be taken to a map of our upcoming Harvest Briefings

Click to be taken to a map of our upcoming Harvest Briefings

These events can easily be viewed in an on-line map to make it easy to see where your nearest briefings are. Click on the map image to the right to be taken to the interactive map:

Other Events

Friday 22nd September CAFOD Quiz and curry night at Christ Prince of Peace  Weybridge- all welcome

Friday 6th October Harvest Fast Day

Saturday 21st October MP Correspondent training from 10am to 1pm at St Joan of Arc Church Hall 19 Tilford Road Farnham GU9 8DJ.Come and hear from Dan Hale ( Head of campaigns) about the different ways of lobbying your MP and tips on how to write to your MP. Please book your place by contacting arundelandbrighton@cafod.org.uk or call 01483 898866

2nd December: CAFOD retreat, St Cuthman’s, Coolham, West Sussex. The theme is ‘Romero’. All are welcome.

4th November, 10am: Mass of Remembrance. Our Lady of England, Storrington. More details to follow. If you have any names you’d like included in our Book of Remembrance then please do let us know.

If you have any events planned please let us know so we can advertise them here.