cafodCAFOD is the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development.  For more information or if you wish to help our work please contact Rosalia by email:

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Friday 1st October 2021
Ivanhilde lives in the Amazon, protecting the small area of rainforest she calls home. She has faced fires and threats. Her brother was assassinated for being an Amazon defender. But, with the support of our local experts she has never given up.
Please give today to support people around the world working to protect the poorest people adapt to climate change. Thank you,
I don’t know if envelopes are available or if not we are encouraging donations via the CAFOD website. Thank you. Rosalia.

COP26 – Glasgow 1 -12 November 2021 – URGENT
With the eyes of the world on the UK, we must urge the Prime Minister to make sure communities hardest hit by the climate emergency are listened to at COP26 – sign our petition now at
Visit the CAFOD website to read more about what you can do.
Click on the Campaigns tab to take you to COP26 climate summit and this will take you to many ways you can be involved – a petition to the PM, a second urgent petition to Rishi Sunak and always important a prayer chain. The petitions will take you two minutes to sign and submit. CAFOD has been informed by politicians that these actions do make a difference. So, it really is time to forget our own comforts, our own safe way of life and to think about future generations and those who are living in those areas most affected by climate change. The time is now, another ten years is too late.
Thank you,
Regards Rosalia.

CAFOD Walk for Water challenge – Lent 2021
Thank you to members of the parish who sponsored us in our recent Walk for Water challenge. The Walk certainly gave us lots to think over, ponder and pray about. The total we raised to help improve the water situation for our brothers and sisters was £625.
Our joint step total was 942,552. Thank you,
Mark and Rosalia

Information and forthcoming events
The Leeds office is situated in Hinsley Hall, Leeds. It provides information on local and national events and how to get involved. See for more details.

Climate change
CAFOD works with other agencies to call for action on climate change. Its campaign One Climate, One World is calling for politicians to work together to:

  • prevent climate change pushing people deeper into poverty
  • support the transition from polluting fossil fuels to sustainable energy for all


Pope Francis’ on Thought for the Day for climate change

Dear BBC listeners, Good Morning. “Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic have exposed our deep vulnerability and raised numerous doubts and concerns about our economic systems and the way we organise our societies. “We have lost our sense of security and are experiencing a sense of powerlessness and loss of control over our lives. “We […]

Bug Hotel

We have built a bug hotel from an old wooden pallet, a milk crate and some unused fencing panels.  We gave it a new roof and covered it with roofing felt to make it last a long time.  It is in place and now open for visitors!  Our children will be filling it soon with […]

Jack’s hedgehog hotel

Jack and his grandad John have teamed up to build an amazing hedgehog hotel for their holiday project. Jack cut the tunnel and legs to size, he then drilled, glued and screwed the box and tunnel together leaving grandad to cover the box and fit the lid.  The hotel is now in the Parish garden […]

Under the Gaze of God

Fr David Williams C.P. (who lives in Otley) has written a book which may be of interest to our parishioners.  It is available from Amazon books.

Fr Michael – “A Golden Priest”

Fr Michael – “A Golden Priest” We at SS John Fisher and Thomas More are one of the lucky ones. We have the privilege and joy of celebrating a priest’s Golden Jubilee. Congratulations Fr Michael! Fr Michael as an altar boy at St Patrick’s,            Fr Michael at his Ordination Mass […]

A poem to celebrate Fr Michael’s golden jubilee

From Us to You The Lord asked you to follow Him and serve with grace and love To minister to those in need of blessings from above To watch His flock and guide us and to teach us how to pray To understand the Gospels and to follow in His way This task accepted graciously […]