Caritas Plymouth shares in the mission of the Catholic Church. We support the network of social action charities and parishes within the Plymouth Diocese, working in partnership with them to help poor, vulnerable and marginalised people.
To express Christian love for all people through the practical service of those in need, of all faiths and none, by:
- Increasing support to those in need
- Increasing volunteering and befriending
- Making a greater contribution to the common good of society
- Enhancing education and formation within the Christian community, helping people appreciate the importance of sharing, respect, and love in the spirit of the Gospel.
The Caritas Plymouth network is a confederation of local Catholic charities and parishes. The network will provide mutual support, strategic direction, and added value. It will also develop social action projects which address local need or unite parishes for the common good of society.
This page contains guidance for parishes on responding to the Coronavirus. This incorporates material from the Caritas Social Action Network and SVP as well as offering details of organisations which are giving grants to local projects at this time. We are also sharing examples of how our parishes and schools have responded to the new needs generated by the pandemic through updates and newsletters.
Caritas News and Events
Welcome the Stranger. All are invited to join Bishop Mark O’Toole and Bishop Declan Lang for an evening of prayer and reflection in partnership with Caritas Plymouth and Caritas Clifton. This free online event will discuss the issues facing refugees, migrants and...
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth received £40,000 from the Albert Gubay Charitable Foundation in June 2020 for a short-term Crisis Fund to support people struggling as a result of Covid-19. These funds have now been fully spent. Caritas Plymouth worked in...
Caritas Plymouth held a Modern Slavery Online Event on 25th September 2020 with a focus on Cornwall and Plymouth. Presenters included Caroline Virgo from the Clewer Initiative, Ann Donnelly from The Apostleship of the Sea/Stella Maris and Deborah Fisher OBE...
In August this year, Pope Francis announced a new catechesis series focusing on healing the world from the physical and social ills related to the coronavirus pandemic. The Holy Father has used this series to express concerns about the economy, the environment,...
Forced like Jesus Christ to flee Who could not be moved after seeing that distressing picture of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, the 3 year old washed up on a beach in Turkey in 2015? Contrast this with how you feel after reading tabloid headings such as “Breaking...
Reaching Out – Stretch forth your Hand to the Poor You are invited to join Bishop Mark O’Toole at our FREE Diocesan on-line event on Saturday 24 October 10.30-12.30. In his message for the fourth World Day of the Poor, Pope Francis writes that ‘keeping our gaze fixed...
The following documents set out our aims and objectives:
- Caritas Plymouth Strategic Plan.
- Caritas Annual Review 2019-20
- CSAN Community Sponsorship Guide
- Community Sponsorship Diocesan Guide
- Caritas Launch Presentation
Our partners are:
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