We were all ‘bowled over’ by the friendly Fr Emmanuel, who visited our parish this summer time…. and no wonder….. Here he is practising at Tewkesbury Bowling Club!
Our ‘game for anything’ Father was also spotted on a day out
‘Train Spotting’ with Justin Gowthorpe
Recently we had a special CAFOD collection in each of our churches to aid the disaster relief for those affected by the dreadful mudslides in Father Emmanuel’s home country.
Thankfully the parish of St Peter Claver is not in the immediate area where so many perished but the small country has been devastated by the disaster and we are asked to help by giving and (where possible) gift aiding our contributions.
For updates and photographs to understand how bad the situation is, we need only to Google “Mudslide Sierra Leone images”
Bishop Charles Campbell of Bo writes:
Dear Father Peter
Cordial greetings from the Catholic Diocese of Bo and St Peter Claver’s.
I am very grateful for the funds you sent to us recently – which included a contribution from Bishop Declan’s discretionary fund. We are thankful the Bishop and the Diocese of Clifton for this on-going support and mutual collaboration.
Wishing you a very lively celebration on Sunday with both English and Mende songs at Holy Communion. Kind regards to the parishioners
In union of prayers,
+ Charles Campbell