Welcome to Caritas Plymouth

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.

Aims

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.

Update on the Coronavirus Pandemic

Caritas Plymouth is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on our work in the coming weeks and months. We are taking all steps necessary to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the people we help, staff and volunteers while continuing to share ideas about how we can best support those in need.

The following is updated guidance for parishes on responding to the Coronavirus. This incorporates new material from CSAN and SVP as well as offering details of organisations which are giving grants to local projects at this time.

Caritas News and Events 

Laudato Si’ 5th Anniversary – 16-24 May 2020

Laudato Si’ 5th Anniversary – 16-24 May 2020

Five years ago, Laudato Si’ summarised centuries of Catholic teaching in the context of our current human and ecological crisis. Since then, thousands of communities have prayed and acted to protect creation and our vulnerable sisters in brothers. Now, Catholic...

Caritas Plymouth Modern Slavery Event, 7 March 2020

Caritas Plymouth Modern Slavery Event, 7 March 2020

Human trafficking and modern slavery are, in the words of Pope Francis, ‘grievous wounds in the flesh of humanity….in the flesh of Christ himself’. The Modern Slavery Event organised by Caritas Plymouth aimed to open people’s eyes to the extent of slavery in the UK...

Community Sponsorship in Sidmouth

Community Sponsorship in Sidmouth

The first diocesan Community Sponsorship application has been submitted to the Home Office to resettle a refugee family in Sidmouth. It is hoped that the family will arrive around Easter.

Caritas – Modern Slavery Event

Caritas – Modern Slavery Event

Caritas Plymouth will be holding their fourth event looking at Modern Slavery and Trafficking on Saturday 7 March 2020.

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