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Caritas East Anglia launches social outreach festival

Caritas in East Anglia is set to host its inaugural festival celebrating Catholic social outreach on November 4 at St Laurence’s Church in Cambridge. The event will feature inspirational talks, stalls from social action organisations, and a concluding prayer session. Jane Crone reports.

Caritas in East Anglia are looking forward to celebrating Catholic social outreach at our first festival in Cambridge Deanery on Saturday November 4 at St Laurence’s Church 91 Milton Road Cambridge CB4 1XB.

The day will start with a 9.30am Mass celebrated by Bishop Peter. During the morning there will be an opportunity to hear two people share their inspirational stories of involvement in social action. Selwyn Image, who founded Emmaus UK in response to homelessness in Cambridge will be speaking at 11.15 and Margaret Clark, past president of the National Board of Catholic Women will speak at 12.45.

Stalls will be running throughout the day showcasing organisations involved in social action across Cambridge Deanery, including the SVP, Cambridge City Foodbank, Cambridge Justice and Peace Group, Cambridge Street Pastors, Hope into Action, Lyn’s House, CAFOD, the Catholic Women’s League and the Union of Catholic Mothers.

Whether you are looking for a volunteering opportunity or simply want to help us celebrate ways through which Catholics put their faith into action you are welcome to drop in for all or part of the day.

Our day of celebration will end with synodal style prayer and reflection at 2pm. Car parking is free and tea and coffee will be served all day.

For more information about Caritas in East Anglia see the Diocesan website.