CAFOD: Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), is the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales. It is an international aid agency working to alleviate poverty and suffering in developing countries and is part of one of the largest aid networks in the world. Because of its global reach and local presence, it has the potential to reach everyone.

CAFOD’s local experts help some of the most difficult-to-reach people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Whether it’s a single mother living in a remote area, a teenage boy living in a war zone, or a disabled father and daughter who are discriminated against, CAFOD helps anyone regardless of faith, gender and ethnicity.

Through a local priest, a midwife or a water engineer – its global reach is present in the lived experience of local communities. These skilled women and men understand what people need because they are part of the communities they work in. Their commitment, passion and knowledge reach people other organisations can’t.

In order to fulfil its aims CAFOD actively campaigns with the UK Government on a wide range of issues, including climate change and energy, to ensure social justice for the world’s poor and marginalised. It also works with schools and young people.  Twice a year it has Family Fast Days – in October and in Lent and envelopes are available for donations. Appeals from the altar are given by Parish representatives – Chris and Margaret Vasey for St Bernard’s, and Rosalind Turner and Sue Joy for Our Lady and St Peter’s.

CAFOD has raised over £1 million for its Coronavirus Fund which is already saving lives in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.  Please give generously – cheques to:
Romero House,
55 Westminster Bridge Road,
London SE1 7JB.
Tel: 020 7733 7900,
or donate online at

Further information:
Chris and Margaret on 01342 834436
Rosalind Turner 01342 318520
Sue Joy 01342 835190.