Taunton Parishioner Doug Lowe shares CAFOD’s work with Churches Together in Mere, Wiltshire

St George’s parishioner Doug Lowe who has supported CAFOD for the past 25 years recently gave a CAFOD presentation about CAFOD’s work and Share the Journey. Doug who has managed CAFOD’s work at the Greenbelt Festival as one of his many volunteering roles for CAFOD, along with running many CAFOD events in and around Taunton, travelled to Mere for a Churches Together Annual General Meeting.

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Masterclasses for younger volunteers

 You may have seen the offering from the Campaigns team, which is available for 18-30 year olds at Romero House in September. Do you have volunteers who may benefit?
Link to Eventbrite page:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cafod-masterclasses-tickets-46808257759

Link to Twitter notification: https://twitter.com/CAFOD/status/1026135747982708736

And there’s a flyer attached.

St Joseph’s Peasedown Shares the Journey for Refugees and Migrants

On Saturday21st July St Joseph’s Peasedown held their Share the Journey CAFOD Refugee Walk from Beacon Hill Wood to St Aldhelm’s well in Doulting. During the journey they reflected on the personal stories of refugees such as Khodesa from Myanmar. Mohammed whose family fled from Damascus and David from Sudan. 

After visiting the well, the group continued on to St Aldhelm’s C of E Church, Doulting who were holding a Flower Festival. The parishioners welcomed them with tea and cake – a very welcome welcome after a hot walk!

The walk was organized by Peter and Anne Barrett. The parish of St Joseph’s has now contributed 1/400th  of the total target for CAFOD supporters all over England and Wales who are walking ‘around the world’ (24,900 miles) in solidarity with refugees and migrants all over the world.

The group all signed our Share the Journey cards and Anne kindly sent them in to CAFOD – a fantastic effort by St Josephs!