Nottingham Diocese Schools – 87 CAFOD Education Volunteers – 8 Help us level the score?

…………HUGE thank you to Ann from at CAFOD for inspiring us to be #zeroheroes by thinking carefully about our #impact on the environment we live in! All the children are enthused and eager to make change………….


students at St Mary’s Grantham

Great feedback in a tweet from St Mary’s in Grantham following a visit from Ann, one of our small team of 8  Education Volunteers who provide support to our 87 Nottingham Diocese schools

A fundamental part of our work is inspiring and motivating our students to put their faith in action and learning through assemblies and workshops.

Want to join us?

We provide excellent training and ongoing support and so much more!!


Here is a comment from Elaine, who volunteers one day a week in the volunteer centre, and supports the Education Volunteer team doing the admin………………………..

Can I add that for my part, as Education Volunteer Coordinator, meeting regularly with the Schools Volunteers, seeing what they do when they go into schools across the diocese and the enthusiastic response from children and staff has been inspiring.  Working in the office and inputting details of their numerous visits, has given me new opportunities for friendship, prayer and sharing and has widened my understanding of CAFOD’s work, even at a local level. Thank you for inviting me to be part of the team!

Interested?   Please do get in touch, we need you!     07710094455…/Volunteer-with-us/Education-volunteer

Let CAFOD support you with your New Year Resolutions for 2020 and beyond!

When I am planning to go and visit parishes around the Diocese I often reassure the Parish Priest that I am not coming to make an appeal for donations.   Because to be honest, I don’t need to!  Individuals, parishes and schools are very generous supporters of CAFOD and either give regularly, through Fast Day collections and parish or school fundraising events.  Obviously fundraising is fundamental to the work we do; and when I say we, I mean everyone in our Diocese!   The amazing legacy of our founding mothers continues BECAUSE OF your generosity!

What I like to pass on when I visit schools and parishes is the other important aspects of our work; prayer and action.  So I want to invite you to consider a couple of things.

Africa-Zambia-Beauty-reads-her-Bible_opt_fullstory_largeFirst, let us support you in the time you set aside, or want to set aside, for prayer and reflection.  Our theology team provide daily prayer tweets (@CAFODprayer) and weekly emails that are reflections on the Sunday Gospels. 

Prayer is powerful. It brings us closer to God and our sisters and brothers living in poverty. Every Friday we send a reflection rooted in global justice, inspiring prayers, and ways to put your faith into action.

Second, volunteering with CAFOD.  Again, to support you putting your faith into action, we offer a variety of volunteer roles; in your parish, school, as a campaigner, as an MP corespondent, as a media volunteer.    The opportunities are really exciting and you wont be on your own.

CAFOD-volunteers-at-a-Fast-Day-event-in-LutonVolunteer with CAFOD

Here in Nottingham Diocese we have a lovely team of volunteers all involved in different ways.  Come and join us! 





“This is not a moment, it’s a movement”

A fitting quote from my current favourite musical –  Hamilton!

The current international response to the impact and crisis of climate change has drawn together so many different voices;The Time is Now

Pope Francis in his letter Laudato Si;

David Attenborough and his recent TV programme on the subject;

school children from so many countries going on strike inspired by one of their peers, Greta Thunberg.

And here at CAFOD we provide YOU with the opportunity to get involved in the movement through prayer and action.

Order your Creation Celebration guide to gather your parish/school community in prayer

creation celebration posterSign the Our Common Home climate campaign petition

Join us at the Climate Change Mass Lobby of Parliament.

 If you want to travel to the Lobby and join our Climate Pilgrimage, the coach will be picking up at Nottingham Train Station at 7am and Leicester Train Station at 8am,