Celebrating Linda Swarbrick, one of our parish volunteers


Linda is our parish volunteer at Brownedge, St Mary’s at Bamber Bridge and, as such, has a great team of people around her to assist in this role.  She is a lovely warm person who is instrumental in ensuring things happen in the parish from the 2 annual Fast Days to the monthly meetings after daily mass on the first Friday of the month. She encourages fundraising and has found ingenious ways to raise money for CAFOD from selling unwanted jewellery to organising a hugely successful music evening with her daughter’s choir. She leads the parish in the Connect2 programme and hosted our visitors from El Salvador, when they came over a couple of years ago. Her spirit is palpable as is her commitment to those in the Global South. She is always willing to share her ideas and works with local parishes in a mutually supportive way. She has enabled us to have our fast day briefings in her parish and has encouraged the parishioners to attend. She is a huge asset as one of our parish volunteers. She is pictured here standing next to her husband, Philip.

Romero: Heartbeat of El Salvador- A New Play

RISE Theatre, in association with CAFOD Shrewsbury and All Saints Church, are performing their new play, Oscar Romero: Heartbeat of El Salvador, in Sale this month. 

Join us on Friday 24th March, the anniversary of Romero’s death, to learn more about his life and legacy.

Poster for Romero play

RISE Theatre’s new, original play brings to life in vivid colour the story of Blessed Oscar Romero and his heart for the oppressed people of El Salvador. It fuses live drama with media applications and original archive sound to create an immersive, emotive
experience for audiences.

Learn more about Oscar Romero

Romero chose to challenge those in power and stand up for social justice. He demanded respect for human rights. In 2017, Romero’s Centenary year, we continue to draw much inspiration from his example, particularly when considering and responding to the injustice and oppression taking place in our world today.

Friday 24th March, 7.00pm

All Saints Church, Carrington Lane, Sale, M33 5WL

Donations of £5 or more on the door

Download the poster for your church here

Altar cloth reaches El Salvador

Sacred Heart, in Rochdale, donated an altar cloth which has reached a chapel community in Puentecitos, El Salvador.


Bishop John Arnold presenting the altar cloth to the church community

Sacred Heart parish, in Rochdale, take part in the CAFOD Connect2 scheme. The dynamic parish are connected to a church community in Puentecitos, El Salvador.

A Rochdale parishioner has sent a heartfelt gift to a community in El Salvador, which is now being displayed in a Latin American church, after it was hand-delivered by the Bishop of Salford.

Edwina Lowe, a parishioner from Sacred Heart in Rochdale, donated an altar cloth to a church in Puentecitos, El Salvador through an initiative called Connect2. Continue reading