Work with us!

CAFOD East Anglia is currently looking for a Community Participation Coordinator East Anglia.

You would be responsible for recruiting and supporting a team of committed, inspired and motivated volunteers working in parish and school communities. You would contribute to the development and delivery of a regional parishioner, children and young people participation plans; be responsible for the delivery of the regional plan with a primary focus on one diocese; share accountability for regional fundraising, education, campaigns targets in line with the overall participation plans. The candidate is expected to be mobile and flexible to meet volunteers as required.

If you are motivated, possess strong interpersonal skills, enjoy working with others and want to join us, apply before 9 July.

> More information can be found on our website.

Renewing the face of the earth

Bishop Alan gathered participants from parishes across the diocese at the Cathedral on Friday 30 June 2017 for a day, exploring and responding to the teachings of Pope Francis on the care of our common home.

The Holy Father wrote his encyclical two years ago: Laudato Si’, and introducing our day of formation, Bishop Alan described it as a seminal teaching of the faith, providing the theological justification for our care of God’s creation – our life on Earth.

Priests, Deacons, and parish delegates, including many CAFOD volunteers gathered in response to Bishop Alan’s call, representing half the parishes of the diocese.

Listening to Father Augusto explain the deep theology of Laudato Si’

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Meet our first area coordinator

Peter is our first area coordinator. He comes each month to the new Volunteer Centre, 70 miles away, to spend time with the Community Participation Coordinator. His monthly visits keep him in touch with what CAFOD is doing. It also means that he can share this with parish volunteers in Kings Lynn deanery.

He has often spoken for CAFOD’s Lent appeals at the end of Mass in St Peter and All Souls, Peterborough. Now he is looking to do this in his deanery in parishes without a local volunteer. He has spoken to the local priest, asking if he might thank parishioners, in person, for their donations to CAFOD. He’ll also be encouraging new volunteers.

Peter reaches out to the three churches in his own parish, as well as his own. He has toured all four churches, speaking about the work that CAFOD is doing in Sebeya through its Connect2:Ethiopia partnership. With Jane, his wife, he hosts an evening meal each year for parishoners to eat, learn more about the scheme, and donate. Peter also enjoys the big campaign moments when CAFOD supporters gather together.

He calls parish volunteers in the deanery to find our how the latest appeal went. He has spoken with campaign volunteers, checking they have all they need to encourage others to sign up to the latest campaign action.  Peter is keen to speak to people and hear about what they are doing.

We now have area coordinators in most of the diocese. We are looking for area coordinators for Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds.

> Find out how you could join our team