Jean and I are the CAFOD focal points for Christ The King. We try to promote CAFOD’s role within the parish, and an important part of this is providing information that may be useful or helpful to any who wish to find out about CAFOD’s work. We will use this spot on the parish web-site to say a bit more about events or campaigns, or meetings that we have attended, and try to give a picture that’s fuller than can be put in the bulletin or pinned to the noticeboard. We hope you find it interesting and, maybe, useful. We’ll update it weekly or fortnightly and would welcome any thoughts or questions you may have in response – our number is 419439. Mark Wallis


We will once again be seeking to raise money for CAFOD this Advent. Rather than buy cards for your fellow parishioners, please write your greetings on the specially-designed decorations which you’ll find at the back of church. If you’d care to then make a donation to CAFOD based on the money you’ve saved, we’ll be able as a parish to buy something worthwhile from the CAFOD World Gifts catalogue. Please put your donations in the wall-box, and we’ll put your greetings on the tree. Thanks in anticipation.

If you’d like to purchase a World Gift for one of your own presents, copies are available at the back of church. From helping mothers with their babies to teaching someone to read, there are gifts to suit everyone’s taste at a wide range of prices. Ordering a gift is very simple: you choose your gift from the catalogue or on-line (you can get there from the front page of the CAFOD web-site). You can place your order on-line, by phone or using the order form at the back of the catalogue. You will receive an illustrated card, for you to personalise and give to your friend or family member. All easy and straightforward but do ask if you’ve any queries, and they’re very helpful on the order line as well – 0808 14 000 14. Happy Christmas!

thank you,


Written by Catherine Gorman/CAFOD for the Your Catholic Legacy consortium