CAFOD Chuckers win Wooden Spoon Award

The spritely CAFOD team from the parish of the Church of the Annunciation in Woodchester near Nailsworth, once again took part in the Minchinhampton Cotswold Club’s ‘Charity Summer Skittles league’.

 The team entered again as the ‘CAFOD Chuckers’. 

Some of the team: L-R Deacon Bogdan, Alan Smith, Gordon Norris, Laura Gill, Angela Keen, David Gill, Fr. Bill Watson, Angela Middleditch.

 Various parish members took part, including the parish Priest, Fr. Bill and Deacon Bogdan. Despite their best efforts however, they once again ended up at the bottom of the league and so at the presentation night, received the Wooden Spoon, but also a cheque for £115 for CAFOD.  


The CAFOD Chuckers may not be the best skittles team in the world, but they always enjoy themselves, find this a great way to socialise and also spread the word for CAFOD.

Downside School Walks in Solidarity with Refugees for CAFOD


On the 13th October in the afternoon of their retreat, the Downside 3rd Form walked to the local and famous Poldark (BBC TV show) Holcombe Plague Church.

The walk was part of CAFOD’s Share the Journey campaign. Doing this, they added an amazing 134miles to CAFOD’s fifth round the world journey.

Downside 3rd Form ready and raring to go

Paul Andrewartha, the Lay Chaplain at Downside school said:
“The students were really keen to do their bit to be in solidarity with refugees and migrants around the world; and they did this with great gusto!”
Do your bit for our brothers and sisters in need around the world, forced from their homes. Pope Francis reminds us that this is a compelling call. He calls us to take action for refugees both as individuals and groups, as he believes it “is our duty”.

See here for ways you can do this – and there’s still time to organise your own ‘Share the Journey’ walk.