Our Vision: ‘To Live the Gospel by following Christ’s Command to love our neighbour as He loved us’

Caritas Diocese of Plymouth’s Annual Review sets out the work of Caritas across the diocese in 2023. Caritas aims to be a witness to the Gospel by encouraging and initiating Catholic social action.  There was so much happening in 2023 that the report is only a snapshot of our activities, but we hope you find it interesting. Thanks to our amazing network of charities, schools and parishes who help people in need; to all those who have donated to our crisis grants and to the Diocese of Plymouth Trustees for their incredible support.

Our work is informed by Catholic Social Teaching (CST) inspired by the Gospels and the words of Jesus Christ. Our focus is on education and formation; encouraging and supporting parishes and schools to reach out with those in difficult circumstances including children and families, people who may be isolated or lonely, those with refugee status or seeking asylum and people who are homeless. We work closely with and through existing Catholic and other partner charities. SVP, Stella Maris, CCS(P) and St Petrocs are part of our advisory committee and help guide our path. 

We always need your help to support our events, share our guidance and formation resources and join in opportunities to show our faith in action.  Partnership working is essential for our Mission. Your support for our crisis grants enables us to work through our parishes and schools to offer help to those in direst need. If you would like to donate to our grants fund you can do so here.

We have grown our team in 2023. Please contact us to arrange a call or a visit to your parish or school:

Alexandra Miranda (Refugee and migration project lead) alexandra.miranda@prcdtr.org.uk

Tanya Trevena – Caritas Development Worker – Plymouth and Cornwall tanya.trevena@prcdtr.org.uk

Carole Bryant – Caritas Development Worker – Torbay carole.bryant@prcdtr.org.uk

Teresa Maguire – Caritas Development Worker – Dorset  teresa.maguire@prcdtr.org.uk

Fran McMullan and Deborah Fisher – Caritas Management team at the main office and leads for Devon – caritas@prcdtr.org.uk