Justice & Peace Group
The Swindon Deanery has had a Justice & Peace group for more than fifteen years. Over the years the membership and the campaigns have changed, but the enthusiasm has never wavered. The group is about a dozen strong. J&P group members and the local CAFOD parish reps work very closely together.
Our Group Chair is Steve Aftelak.
The J&P Group publishes a newsletter every quarter with a wide circulation. Each issue contains a diary of upcoming events, a list of contact people in each parish, and brief articles on local issues or J&P activities. Click below for our recent issues:
- Jan-Mar 2017 Swindon Catholic Deanery J&P Newsletter
- Oct-Dec 2016 Swindon Catholic Deanery J&P Newsletter
- July-Sept 2016 Swindon Catholic Deanery J&P Newsletter
- April-June 2016 Swindon Catholic Deanery J&P Newsletter
- Jan-Mar 2016 Swindon Catholic Deanery J&P Newsletter
Meetings are open to all. Just turn up – you will be most welcome. Our meetings are always short and very focused on action. Members come to the meetings they can make, and contribute to the events that they feel worth their time.
Meeting dates for April 2017 onwards are as follows. They are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm. Please click on Contact Us to request details of the venue.
- Wednesday April 5th
- Wednesday May 3th
- Wednesday June 7th
- Wednesday July 5th
- No August meeting
- Wednesday September 6th
- Wednesday October 4th
- Wednesday November 1st
- Wednesday December 6th
What sort of things do we do? Here is a flavour - in the last eighteen months we have run a Peace Hour, provided a large barbeque for refugees and asylum seekers in Lydiard Park, and we have given lifts to refugees and their families to a town pantomime. We also promote CAFOD World Gifts in the run up to Christmas.