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 only one briefing left, on Saturday morning in Eastbourne, do Come along!

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.

Click to be taken to a map of our upcoming Harvest Briefings
Click to be taken to a map of our upcoming Harvest Briefings
  • 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….

  • 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 in aid of CAFOD’s South Asia Floods Appeal. All are welcome but the tickets are nearly sold out. Contact the parish office 01932 842 643.

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.

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.

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

17 February 2018 – Understanding CAFOD Morning. St Mary Magdalene Church Hall, Bexhill-on-Sea. Starting with 10am Mass in the Church and ending after a simple soup lunch at about 2pm. All are welcome.

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