20 questions for James

And here’s a snap shot of James, our second ‘Step into the Gap’ gapper currently working at St Mary’s Catholic College in Blackpool…..

Here's James with other CAFOD gappers from around the country

Here’s James with other CAFOD gappers from around the country

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?

Richmond, London. Just love the location – near to London and also near to home.


What was your first job?

Past Times, as a sales assistant.


horseracing… What would be your dream job?

Horse racing commentator.



Most played song on your iPod?

Barnacled Worship by Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit.


If you could have one superpower, what would it be and why?

To be able to sing as I can’t sing at all!

Maybe also to fly as it would be amazing.


If you could host a dinner party and invite anyone from history, who would make the guest list?

Thomas Havard, Duke of Norfolk, Thomas More, Karl Rahner and Carl Bach.


Indian foodWhat is your favourite food?

Anything Indian.




Cricket, football and horse racing.



Diary of the Wimpy Kid!!!


…TV programme?



lavender…favourite smell?





…childhood memory?

First ever race meeting with Dad – was at Royal Ascot.


What was the last book you read?

North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.


cupcakesDo you have any guilty pleasures?

A major sweet tooth!



If someone gave you £500, what would you spend it on (other than CAFOD of course)?

I would put it in my savings account!


Are you a morning person or a night owl?

Not sure, ask me later on!


Are you more suited to country or city life?

Love the city, but also love spending time in the countryside.


What’s your favourite thing so far about St Mary’s?

Doing ordinary things extraordinarily well, especially aiding young people with faith.


CAFOD New Logo May 2009Why do you enjoy working with CAFOD?

Because it puts our own faith into action in the most concrete and applicable way.


What are you most looking forward to this year?



What do you think you will find most challenging about ‘Step Into The Gap’?

Possibly being so far from home.


If you had the power to change one thing in our world what would it be?

That all could live in a just and fair world, just one world.


James (and Neal) are now both back home for a well earned rest for half-term.  They come back a little closer to going overseas to El Salvador and Sierra Leone in the New Year and seeing something of CAFOD’s work for themselves.

Interested in having a closer look at Step into the Gap?  Take a look here

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