Fairtrade Celebration

Dear Friends,

In February we received the good news that Westminster has become an accredited Fairtrade Diocese. That means that over half of our communities are registered as Fairtrade Parishes, along with a number of Catholic Schools in the Diocese.

We know that many of you were instrumental in getting the awards for your Parishes and sustaining a commitment to fair trading for small farmers worldwide over many, many years. Others have been supporting us from far and wide. Now is the chance to celebrate all that hard work! 

We are therefore cordially inviting you to attend an Online Celebration and Social on Friday 5th March 2021, from 11.00-11.45am.

Please join us to hear a message of congratulations from Cardinal Vincent Nichols and to share stories of how the Award was achieved. 

We would also like you to bring along your own Fairtrade refreshments  – tea, coffee, cake, biscuits, fruit, chocolate – to enjoy during the event and to show in a collective screenshot for publicity (and the archives) afterwards.

Of course, we have reached a massive milestone as a Diocese, but the work doesn’t end there. 

We still have about 48% of parishes to go, and we also know that we need to be constantly assessing our support for the world’s farmers and other producers as we face new global threats from climate change and water shortages, to pandemics and loss of biodiversity. 

Please visit our webpages to find out more about Fairtrade Fortnight – 22nd February to 7th March – and the other events you could attend. 

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