Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD) builds links between poor communities in the developing world and the Catholic community in England and Wales. It works with partners at home and with CARITAS International abroad to deliver relief work and programmes in human development to poor communities regardless of race, gender, religion or politics.
In working with the poor, praying with them and for them, and sharing our resources with them through fundraising and education, CAFOD is a source of information and knowledge about systems that keep the poor in poverty, and CAFOD works to challenge these through campaigns and public events to raise awareness. Resultantly, CAFOD is also an educational resource for schools and communities here.
We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.
We reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone. And we campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.
CAFOD organises two fundraising events a year, Lent Fast Day and Harvest Fast Day. More information can be found on www.cafod.org.uk.
If you would like to know more about how CAFOD is supported at our parish contact Irene Prentice via email at [email protected] or telephone 01225 851093.