Understanding CAFOD workshop on 4 February 2017: Come along!

CAFOD Southwark is organising an “Understanding CAFOD” workshop.


CAFOD volunteers discussing about CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Harvest

Come to find out all about how, why and where the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development works to transform the lives of poor communities across the world. Learn about how you can get involved as a volunteer and share your time to make a difference.


You have 2 location and date to Choose from :

You have two locations to choose from – Please book online or call us on 020 8466 9901:

  1. Saturday 28th January at the St Francis of Assisi parish, 160 The Grove, London, E15 1NS
  2.  Saturday 4th February (workshop one: 10am -1:55pm) at Amigo Hall, Lambeth, London SE1 7HY, next to St Georges Cathedral. This workshop will held be just before the Lent fast Day briefing. Special guest: Clare Dixon CAFOD head of Latin America. Register here

How to transform a life?

This Friday, the 7th October 2016 we host an online talk for Harvest Fast Day from 1-2 pm.  You will learn about our work in Bolivia and how you can get your hands on with Nicanora for harvest Fast Day. We challenge everyone to open your heart and minds as we speak about our latest projects in Bolivia and how you can get involved.

Nicanora in Bolivia holding her harvested potatoes in a bag

Nicanora in Bolivia holding her harvested potatoes in a bag

We will hear from Nikki Evans, Programme Officer for Bolivia, about CAFOD’s latest projects in Bolivia and how you can help ensure that families can grow enough food to flourish.

Join us this Harvest day as we aim to start over the next two years a journey with Nicanora where she will work with our partners, to learn new skills in modern and traditional farming techniques. Register now or for more information contact Eleanor at eheans-glogowska@cafod.org.uk or call 0207 095 5332.

See you Friday!

Connect2: Join the Journey…

What is Connect2?

Connect2 is an opportunity for your parish to connect to a community abroad. It enables you to learn about life in that community – hearing directly from people in developing countries who are working hard, often against the odds, to improve their lives – and to build relationships with ordinary people leading extraordinary lives. It is also an opportunity for you to work together as a parish to show solidarity and support to those communities in other countries, and to really help to transform lives.

How it works

  1. Your parish will choose a country to Connect2. You can choose Cambodia, Brazil, El Salvador or Ethiopia (find out more about the communities here)
  2. You will receive stories and photographs from a community in your chosen country
  3. Over the next few years, local people will share their hopes, dreams, struggles and challenges with you through regular updates
  4. In return, you can support the community by praying, raising money and sharing news from your parish through photographs, cards and messages of solidarity

The money you raise will support our work in your partner community and in other communities like theirs throughout their country.

How to get involved

You can register online right here. If you need any more information, feel free to get in touch with us here at CAFOD Southwark; by commenting below or via our Facebook page, by giving us a ring on 02084 66 99 01 or by emailing southwark@cafod.org.uk.