Karen Kelly, from of St. Mary and St. Thomas Aquinas, Stella, explains how three local denominations came together for Lent and raised some valuable funds for CAFOD.
“Catholics, Anglicans and Methodists met weekly over five weeks of Lent to hear a short talk about the ‘I Am’ sayings of Jesus. The Methodist Church provided the use of their hall and kitchen and each denomination prepared soup, sandwiches and cake, giving us an opportunity to discuss what we had heard and share time together over some excellent food!
As ever, we were sad when the Lenten series of lunches came to an end, having found the time together really worthwhile, but we were happy to have also raised £267.13 for CAFOD raised by donations from those who attended.”
As the Christian community of Ryton have shown so wonderfully, Churches Together groups can be a fantastic way to bring our work for global justice to a wider audience. As we prepare to launch our latest campaign, how about getting together with some of your fellow Christians to maximise your impact? Let us know how you get on!
CAFOD has been presented with a £1,000 cheque after generous fundraising at a County Durham school.
Year 10 pupils at St Bede’s Catholic School and Sixth Form College raised the incredible amount through a variety of ideas, including cake sales, tombola’s and non-uniform days.