A Caring Church:

The joys and the hopes, the grief’s and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted, these are the joys and hopes, the griefs and anxieties of the followers of Christ. Indeed, nothing genuinely human fails to raise an echo in their hearts.

Constitution on The Church in the Modern World, Vatican II: Gaudium et Spes 1.

Jesus came “to serve and not to be served.” The Church seeks to follow the example of the Lord and serve women and men, especially the most needy in the world. This is done primarily through the personal endeavour of individual Christians in their daily living, but also through voluntary organisations, through the work of religious congregations and Church agencies at a diocesan and national level

Agencies - Diocesan:

Special Needs


Lourdes Pilgrimage

Voluntary groups:

St Vincent de Paul Society

Catholic Womens League

Knights of St Columbia

Marriage Care

Vicariate for Clergy - supporting and enabling clergy in the Diocese