About cafodmiddlesbrough

I am the Community Participation Coordinator for Middlesbrough diocese. My role is to recruit and support volunteers who promote our work in our diocesan parishes and schools.

Music Evening to Aid East Africa Crisis

An entertaining musical evening was held in support of aid agency CAFOD’s East Africa Crisis Appeal. 

East Africa Appeal (2)

16 million are in need of help

Local group ‘The Intones’ performed at St Andrew’s parish hall in Teesville on Friday May 12.

Band members Jonathan Rees and David Hawkins played a wide range of music for the audience to enjoy.

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Community in Middlesbrough gathers to show solidarity with refugees

More than 100 people gathered together for an inspiring liturgy event to show solidarity with refugees in Middlesbrough.

Refugee Liturgy (2)

The solidarity liturgy was attended by over 100 people

The event included prayer, music and reflection at The Holy Name of Mary Church in Linthorpe.

A Lampedusa Cross was on show at the liturgy, which is a symbol of hope for refugees.

The cross was made by Italian carpenter Francesco Tuccio, who used shipwrecked refugee boats in 2013. Aid agency CAFOD has sent one to every cathedral in England and Wales.

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Annual Humber Bridge Cross This Weekend

CAFOD and Christian Aid supporters are invited to gather on Saturday May 6 for the annual Humber Bridge Cross.

Humber Bridge

The annual Humber Bridge Cross takes place this weekend

 The fun event allows people of all ages to complete a sponsored walk across the bridge to the Barton side and returning as many times as they can in a three-hour period.

The cross takes place from 2pm until 5pm and will be opened by Bishop Alison White of Hull.

 Each participant who completes at least one cross will be given a certificate of completion on the day.

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