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Catholic Concern for Animals
Reg. Charity no. 231022

Upcoming Events

CCA One-Day Retreat, Salisbury

Tuesday 20 July
10.00 for 10.30 until 4pm

Alabare House of Prayer
15 Tollgate Road, Salisbury SP1 2JA

Speaker: Deborah M Jones
on ‘Animal Concerns in the Catechism of the Catholic Church’ and ‘Christians as priests of creation’.

Cost: £2.50 for refreshments.

Vegetarian lunch provided by Jennifer Pothecary, donations welcome.

Details and booking:
Mrs Irene Casey
32 Pinders Farm Drive, Warrington WA1 2GF.
Alternatively, tel: Jennifer Pothecary on 01980 629692,
or email

*** First weekday AGM and talk ***

Wednesday 13th October

St Joseph’s Hall,
Brompton Oratory,
London SW7

  • 12 noon Doors open. Bring packed lunch.

  • 12.30 (Optional) Mass at the Oratory for present and deceased CCA members and benefactors.

  • 1.30 AGM

  • 2.30 Talk by John Callaghan - Director of International Development Compassion in World Farming

  • 3.30 Departures.

  • 3.31 Do come along - have your say - non-members welcome.

Gloucester Cathedral,
Saturday 20 November. 4.30pm

Choral Evensong
will be given over to the theme of animals.

A speaker is being invited and the service is being arranged by the Three Counties Ecumenical Prayer Group for Animals, led by Revd Helen Hall.

The service is for the centenary anniversary of Mary Elizabeth Wemyss, for whom there is a brass plaque on the north wall in the cathedral. Ms Wemyss was born in 1816 and died on November 24, 1910.

The plaque reads:

‘She devoted her life and means to righting the wrongs of helpless dumb creatures, and founded the Gloucester and West Gloucestershire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1869.’

Present Events


Essays of a maximum of 2,000 words
are invited for the 2010 award on the subject:

‘Moral indifference to animal suffering
is a challenge the Church has to address’

The deadline is 1st November 2010.

A prize of £500 will be awarded to the winning essayist
– and £200 to his/her academic institution, if appropriate.

All entries to be submitted to the Editor by email:
(write ‘Ark Essay’ in subject box) and must be the applicant’s own work.

All or part of any essay may be published in The Ark.

The word limit does not include notes, bibliographies, webographies, etc.

The competition is open to all.

God Knows...Animals Matter
Slide Presentations

Calling all artists!

If you paint or draw animals, you can post them onto the new Art Gallery page of our website . Just send a scanned copy (saved on JPEG) to me at  and I shall send it to our web hosts. Take a look at what is there!

If you would like to sell any, for animal charities, Artists for Animals will receive donations of pictures, tel: 01902 562463, or email:

Also poets!

There is so little room in The Ark for all the poems submitted by readers – so now you can have your work published on the internet! There is a page dedicated to animal poetry on our web site . Just send your verse to me – write Poem for Web in the Subject box, and see your work in cyberspace, shared and enjoyed by readers all over the world.


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Deborah Jones at Catholic Concern for Animals

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