The parish AGM. votes that 10% of the offertory collections at the two churches in the parish goes to support parish charitable projects.
CAFOD is an on-going project and  other projects are chosen at the annual meeting:

Currently these are:

 

 

Click on the picture above to see the 2021 CAFOD Lenten Appeal Video.

CAFOD - Catholic Agency for Overseas Development - a major British charity which has been fighting Third World poverty since 1962.  ‘We believe that all human beings have a right to dignity and respect and that the world’s resources are a gift to be shared by all men and women whatever their race, nationality or religion.’ Their programmes include education and skills training, health care, provision of safe water and the development of agricultural and business projects. They also respond to emergencies such as war and famine They campaign on behalf of the world’s poor and raise awareness through education programmes.

The government has changed the way it gives international aid. Instead of giving all its aid directly government to government, it has matched funding for specific projects by approved charities.

On 4 occasions now, Cafod has been successful  in bidding for this matched funding, so that the gifts you so generously made for the fast day appeals have been doubled by the Government, resulting in a great increase in the work Cafod can do.

Click here to link to the CAFOD site. 
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Family fast day was a highly muted affair this year because of Covid. But access of many people to pure water was very limited in many parts of the world again, and access to water was again the focus of the 2021 campaign

A prayer:  Come to the Water

“Oh, come to the water all you who are thirsty”

Isaiah 55:1

Loving God,

we hear your call to all who thirst for a brighter future: Come to the water.

Pour out your Spirit upon us and lead us to walk alongside one another.

Let a desire for change well up within us. May we overflow with compassion and love.

And as a stream wears away stone, may we reshape our world together to reflect your kingdom of hope for all.

Amen


If anyone reading this wishes to donate to CAFOD, the link is below, by clicking on any of the payment options.



Historical activity for Parish Projects

The 2012 Lenten Appeal was about clean water provision Click here to link to the CAFOD site.  

The Government  chose to match pound for pound every donation made to the Lent appeal, which was targeted at the poorest 50 countries in the world.

We set a target of £2012 to aim for, in obvious deference to the year, which was doubled as a result of the Government scheme..

As of the end of the appeal, we raised over £3000. This was then matched pound for pound by the government, resulting in over £7000 going to CAFOD as a direct result of the generosity of the Parish.

Many thanks to all who contributed and supported so generously to all the activities which led to this excellent total.

 

 
 
 

 

Sadly, we have been forced to stop the Fair Trade shop at Wellington each  month. 
But at Wivey it still takes about £30 (4th Sundays.)  This is run in conjunction with Wellington Methodist Church who order the goods for sale.  Used postage stamps are collected for the missions.