Bishop William supports the Power to Be Campaign

CAFOD Coordinators Lizzie Wignall and Debbie Purfield had their annual meeting with Bishop William Kenney who was very supportive and delighted to hear how parish involvement across the south of the diocese where Lizzie and Debbie are focusing on has risen over the past year.

Lizzie, Bishop William and Debbie support renewable energy for the poorest

Lizzie showed Bishop William some crosses with really moving words made by primary school children when they heard about the refugee crisis and Debbie mentioned how 17 people came forward recently at St Joseph’s (Thame) to be parish volunteers for CAFOD.

Bishop William and Lizzie support the Power to Be campaign

 

Bishop WIlliam was moved by the crosses which he read and was delighted to hear how a lot more parishes were supporting CAFOD not only through donations but also by campaigning and prayer.

 

 

To show his solidarity and support the Power to Be campaign, Bishop William signed the petition card calling on the World Bank to ensure renewable energy access for the world’s poorest people.  He said,  ‘What is important is that people are at the centre not economic systems.’

Bishop William Kenney signs the Power to Be petition

Thank you Bishop William for your continued support!

 

Bishop William will be sharing his experience of Sudan and South Sudan on the following dates:

Date : 30 September 2017

Venue : Our Lady Help of Christians, 59 Hollow Way, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2ND.

Time : 10am for 10:30am – 1:30pm followed by a shared lunch till 2:30pm.

All welcome! Bring a friend along too.  Please book : dpurfield@cafod.org.uk or 01844 264723

Date : 28 September 2017

Venue : Sacred Heart, 17 Lime Tree Avenue, Bilton, Rugby, CV22 7QT

Time : 7pm (teas and coffees) for 7:30pm-9pm. 

All welcome! Bring a friend along too. Please book : ewignall@cafod.org.uk or 01922 722944

Power to be

One in six people across the world still don’t have the energy they need to provide power in their homes, schools, health centres and businesses. If you’d like to know how renewable energy can transform lives come along to our Power to be campaign launch event in Newcastle under Lyme on June 11.

Take action and help to transform lives

Power to be event poster

Understanding CAFOD

What is CAFOD? How did it start? How does CAFOD work overseas?

If you’d like to know more about our work please join us on Saturday 6 May, 1-5pm at St Mary’s the Mount Parish Centre, Glebe Street, Walsall, WS1 3NX.

Understanding CAFODFind out:

  • The Story of CAFOD – how it all began
  • CAFOD’s Vision, Mission and Values – what do they challenge us to do?
  • Our international development work – examples of our work in the field
  • Fundraising, finance and stewardship – where does the money really go?
  • Volunteering for CAFOD – how can you get involved?
  • Campaigning – why does it matter?

All are welcome: supporters, parish contacts, volunteers, priests – anyone who is interested in the work of CAFOD.

To confirm your place please contact Julia in the Birmingham Volunteer Centre: jhood@cafod.org.uk or 01922 722944