Understanding CAFOD’s work English Martyrs Horley

Many thanks to those who attended the Understanding CAFOD afternoon at English Martyrs’ Church Horley last Saturday 1st July.

Discussing electricity statistics

Discussing electricity statistics

The meeting started off with an introduction of CAFOD’s visions and missions and how at the heart of the charity is Catholic social teaching. This was then followed by a statistics game where those attending had to match the statistics to statements, for example, how many children go to school without electricity which linked to the Power to Be campaign.

After that we looked at CAFOD’s international work and why we work with partners and countries where we work. We then discussed stewardship and how the money donated is spent. Finally we looked at the different volunteering roles and why volunteers are at the heart of CAFOD.

Many thanks to English Martyrs for hosting the event and we hope that it was an enjoyable and informative afternoon.

Worth Abbey Pilgrimage for Refugee Week

Worth Abbey Refugee Pilgrimage

Worth Abbey Refugee Pilgrimage

Many thanks to Worth Abbey and Kir Bennett Horner our CAFOD volunteer there who organised a Refugee Pilgrimage on  Saturday 24th June, the last day of Refugee week. There was meditative walk around the grounds at Worth followed by tea. After the 6pm mass there was an informal supper with speakers telling of their experience of being a refugee.

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The Sun was out for Sacred Heart’s Cobham BBQ!

On Sunday 4th June Sacred Heart parish in Cobham held a BBQ to fundraise for CAFOD Connect2. The rain stayed away for a lovely day! The delicious food was enjoyed by everyone. Special thanks to all those who provided the spectacular variety of  salads.


Many thanks to all the parishioners who came along and to Jackie and Brian Trewby and their fantastic team of CAFOD volunteers who organised the event.


An incredible £1184 was raised for CAFOD, this is amazing, thank you so much to everyone who donated.


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