DEPUTY HEAD OF AFRICA TO SPEAK AT ALL SAINTS NEWPORT

You are warmly invited to St Mary’s Stow Hill (All Saints Pastoral Area) – St Mary’s Institute (parish hall), Stow Hill, Newport (NP20 1TP) on Saturday 21 September at 3.30 pm to meet Damian Marchant – deputy Head of Region for Africa at CAFOD – who will give an update on CAFOD’s work around the world.

James joined CAFOD in 2007 and served overseas for seven years in Latin America and three years in Africa. He will give us a snapshot of the complexity of operating in some extremely insecure environments.

CAFOD has worked in sub-Saharan Africa since the 1970s and James currently holds operation responsibility for CAFOD’s overseas programmes in Kenya, Uganda, Niger, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and eSwatini (Swaziland).

James will also cover how CAFOD works hand in hand with the church and how knowledge of the local context allows CAFOD to work with communities in a way that is so inspiring.

Come and hear how your support for CAFOD contributes to positive change in the lives of so many communities.

Free event with tea & coffee available.  Feel free to bring a friend or fellow parishioner.  You will all be welcome.

Mass follows at 4.30 p.m.

Further information from CAFOD South Wales on 02920 344 822 or email: southwales@cafod.org.uk

 

Bridgend Gapper Kayleigh sets off to Sierra Leone tomorrow

Kayleigh is one of our Step into the Gap programme volunteers, who is leaving to visit our partners in Sierra Leone tomorrow.  We wish her a safe journey and will keep her and all the Gappers in our prayers.

Here’s an insight from Kayleigh on the eve of her departure on January 24.

“I have been at The Briars in Derbyshire over the past 3 months as part of CAFOD’s Step into the Gap programme. Continue reading

Volunteers meet International Partners

Volunteers and staff with some of the country representatives

Volunteers from around the South West region which, in CAFOD terms, includes the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the diocese of Menevia, travelled to St Bonaventure’s parish in Bristol to meet country representatives who are working in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Ethiopia.

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#fortheloveof Small Scale Farmers

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Half of the world’s food supply comes from the hard work of small scale farmers all over the world. So much of the food on our plates comes from families and communities struggling to make a living with ever increasing … Continue reading

New! Step into the Gap Video

I’m proud to present the launch of Step into the Gap video! I’ve had an amazing journey this year working with CAFOD on the Gap Year programme, and am excited to be able to share part of my story with you!  Continue reading

Bridgend gapper Eleanor updates us on her trip to Sierra Leone!

Eleanor is one of the students taking part of CAFOD’s step into the gap programme. She has spent six months in the UK on a placement based at Cardinal Newman School in Hove, but on the 11th January she flew out to Sierra Leone! Continue reading

Bridgend’s Eleanor heads off to Sierra Leone

Eleanor photo

Eleanor Margetts, 21, from Heol Castell Coety in Litchard, Bridgend, is half way through a one month visit with CAFOD partners in Sierra Leone experiencing first-hand the opportunities and challenges faced by families recovering from the effects of the civil war. Continue reading