CAFOD is the official Catholic aid agency for England and Wales.

Diocesan Manager: Deborah Purfield,, CAFOD Northampton Volunteer Centre, Ker Anna Centre, Aylesbury Road, Princes Risborough, Bucks, HP27 0JW Tel: 01844 274723.


It works with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. It works with people of all faiths and none.

CAFOD carries out its ministry with more than 500 partners overseas, and with partners in the UK – all working to reduce poverty. Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.

In the Sacred Heart Parish we support the work of CAFOD through the Lent and Harvest Fast day Appeals. We were linked to the community of Kainmari, Bangladesh through the Connect2Bangladesh programme in which CAFOD is a key partner. That work has now been successfully completed and we have recently linked up with the community in Sebeya, in northern Ethiopia through the Connect2 Ethiopia programme. Sebeya is a village of around 9,000 people most of whom attempt to make a living through farming in this arid land. The village lacks clean water, reservoirs and canals for irrigation. Our support can help is a small way.

We also support any major appeals promoted by CAFOD during the year mostly in response to natural or humanitarian disasters. In this parish the work of CAFOD is linked to our Justice and Peace group and more details of the work we do can be seen on that page.

If you want to volunteer to work as a supporter of CAFOD please contact Deborah at the address above.

Bob Garrard – Parish CAFOD organiser      February 2016