Bishop Peter meets CAFOD’s director Christine Allen

CAFOD’s newly appointed director, Christine Allen, met up with Bishop Peter to introduce herself and to share ideas and thoughts about CAFOD’s vision and work in the diocese and beyond.  Deborah Purfield, CAFOD’s coordinator for the diocese was also present and said, “It was a really lovely and useful meeting.  Bishop Peter was very grateful for CAFOD’s presence in the diocese and thanked us for all we had done to promote Justice and Peace.  We are very appreciative for all his wonderful support and encouragement.”

Bishop Peter Doyle meets CAFOD’s director Christine Allen

Christine added

“It was a real pleasure to meet Bishop Peter and to be able to thank him personally for all the support he has given to CAFOD in the diocese.”

Both Bishop Peter and Christine have offered to attend the next Lent Supporters’ day so do make a note of it in your diary and come along!  It will be a really wonderful occasion for us to thank Bishop Peter before we get a new Bishop and to hear first-hand from Christine.

Deborah Purfield (CAFOD Coordinator for Northampton), Christine Allen (CAFOD’s director) with Bishop Peter Doyle

Date :     22 February 2020

Venue :  St Augustine’s parish, 1 Langcliffe Drive, Milton Keynes MK13 7PL.

Time :    10am (mass) for 10:40am start – 1pm followed by a shared lunch

Please let us know if you can attendnorthampton@cafod.org.uk  or  01494  863 777

You Are Warmly Invited to Our February Supporters Meetings!

Supporters enjoying our meetings last year – this could be you!

You are warmly invited to come and hear about CAFOD and be inspired by speakers who have witnessed our work overseas with vulnerable and poor communities in countries such as Liberia and Sierra Leone.  Why not bring a friend along to find out how we empower these communities and support them to advocate for their rights? Join us on one of three dates:

1)   Sat 2 Feb , 10am for 10:30 start till 1:30pm,  following by a shared lunch till 2:30pm, Immaculate Heart of Mary,  23 High Street,  Great Missenden   HP16 9AA

2)   Sat 9 Feb, 10am for 10:15am start – 1pm, Our Lady Help of Christians,  59 Hollow Way,  Cowley,  OXFORD   OX4 2ND

3)   Sat 23 Feb  10am for 10:30 start till 1:30pm,  following by a shared lunch till 2:30pm, Our Lady Help of Christians,  West Street,  OLNEY,  MK46 5HJ

PLEASE book to help us with numbers :  01494  863 777 or northampton@cafod.org.uk 

Don’t forget to bring a lunch to share!

Northampton walks to “Share the Journey”

Share the Journey, the new global campaign launched by Pope Francis to stand up for the rights of people on the move is in full swing.  CAFOD invites us to join together in walking around the world.

On 10th June we will walk in solidarity with our global neighbours fleeing their homes.  We will be walking around the reservoir at Sywell Country Park – a distance of 2.5miles.  The miles we walk will be added to the total from across England and Wales. Please join us if you can.

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The circular walk is fairly easy but not suitable for wheelchairs.  If you are bringing a child’s buggy and find the terrain tricky you may prefer to walk a shorter distance and turn back at the point where the footpath ends.

Register and begin the walk in the lower car park between 1.30 pm and 2.30 pm.  Please park carefully.  Car parking charges are £3 for up to four hours (£5 for all day).  There are toilets and a café in this car park.

If you wish to know more please contact Val Sudlow –   vsudlow@yahoo.co.uk