Harvest news from St Edmund’s Bungay

Many thanks to the Parish council of St Edmund’s Parish in Bungay for letting us know all about their harvest fundraising activity, and for allowing us to share news from their excellent website. On Saturday 28th September the parish @cafod group organised a wonderful stall outside the church to raise money for the CAFOD Family Fast Day appeal. 

Sue Altarelli wrote, “We had a great number of donations. All the bags of horse poo went! People loved the picture of the horse that produced it. Cakes and buns always sell well and more turned up after I took these photos.
The town cryer walked past, saw the bunting ,and then offered to give us a shout out from the Butter Cross. The shop owners from the fish and chip shop, the charity shop and the Chinese restaurant opposite came over and bought lots. We ended up with one table on the path just outside the gate. This worked well. People stopped to chat as well as buy things.
We had many people visiting the Church and looking around.
We made £145.

Bungay stall

The stall complete with horse poo!


The parish will be holding a Harvest Mass on Sunday 13th October. all are welcome.

Harvest Mass poster








Harvest Fast Day in East Anglia

Friday 4th October was CAFOD’s Harvest Family Fast Day . The focus of this year’s appeal was access to clean water in Uganda and the story of one fourteen-year-old boy, Fabiano.   He had to walk five kilometers to and from his home each morning to fetch clean water before going to school. The journey had to be made before sunrise, leaving him too tired and hungry to make the most of his education. On one occasion he was walking the dark when he was attacked and beaten by a drunk man. Thanks to the generosity of CAFOD supporters and the skill of  local experts Fabiano’s community now has it’s own solar powered water pump. Fabiano’s walk now takes a matter of minutes; he is able to grow vegetables,  make the most of his education and have free time to  spend with his friends.


Fabinao using water from the new solar powered water pump

Across East Anglia parishes and schools have been fundraising to help communities, like Fabiano’s. To mention just two examples. parishioners of St Henry Morse Parish in Diss enjoyed a simple soup lunch, while students at St Louis Academy in Newmarket had a visit from an education volunteer and a Brighten Up Assembly today after their Harvest liturgy and fundraising earlier in the week.

St Louis Harvest liturgy

Harvest liturgy at St Louis Academy

Diss soup lunch

A soup lunch in  Diss