CAFOD offer a nice online Advent calendar which offers prayers and reflections for each day. Also, don’t forget that CAFOD World Gifts booklets are available at the back of the church. Safe to take as nobody has touched them. They include perfect Christmas gifts to give this year, given pandemic limitations.

CAFOD’s WORLD GIFTS range of virtual gifts, make a real difference to families living in poverty across the world. While we have the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown here, we can still be good neighbours to our sisters and brothers overseas by giving World Gifts as Christmas presents to family and friends. The Keep Clean Kit gift for £6 and the Vegetable Garden gift for £10 are just two gifts that will help vulnerable families affected by the pandemic to protect and feed themselves. Let’s spread joy and hope around the world this Christmas. Visit

(From Colette) Thank you to those of you who have expressed an interest in participating in our virtual CAFOD Fun Run on Sunday 27th December. We’re inviting you to run, walk or toddle 5k and make donations or gather sponsorship for CAFOD. You can donate via JustGiving, or set up your own sponsor form by clicking the orange ‘Start Fundraising’ button You can see people who have set up a JustGiving page down the right hand side. So far we have already raised £1000, partly with great thanks to our very own Tim in Newtown. Thanks for your wonderful support Tim, its great to see people getting involved from all over! In the meantime, please so keep in touch and have a blessed Advent.