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Diocese of Plymouth Synodal Journey Update

Diocese of Plymouth Synodal Journey Update

The Plymouth Diocesan synthesis of the feedback we received during our 'Walking Together' was submitted to the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales in early April as part of the two-year process requested by Pope Francis for the Catholic Church.  Thank you to all...

A Time of Transition for the Diocese

A Time of Transition for the Diocese

On Wednesday 27 April 2022, it was announced that our Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Mark to be the Archbishop of Cardiff and the Bishop of Menevia, these two dioceses being united in persona Episcopi (in the person of the Bishop).  This news ushers in...

Welcome the Stranger Event Report

Welcome the Stranger Event Report

On Tuesday 8th March on the Feast of St Bakhita, patron saint of human trafficking survivors, Caritas Plymouth held an online event for an hour of prayer, reflection and discussion to reflect on the challenges facing migrants, refugees and those affected by modern...

Ukraine Crisis – What you can do to help

Ukraine Crisis – What you can do to help

Many people have been asking Caritas Plymouth and CAFOD Plymouth what we can do to help the people of Ukraine. Caritas Plymouth’s mission is to focus on our local community and we are working closely with our sister and Caritas agency CAFOD, (the official humanitarian...

Together For Our Planet – National Lottery Funding

Together For Our Planet – National Lottery Funding

Caritas Plymouth is the Environmental Lead for the Diocese of Plymouth. Our Diocesan environment policy recognises that as a community, “we have an obligation to ensure that every person lives with dignity and has sufficient opportunities for his or her integral...

Caritas Plymouth – Ukraine Crisis

Caritas Plymouth – Ukraine Crisis

You will no doubt be following the continuing crisis and humanitarian situation in Ukraine and the surrounding countries receiving refugees.  You will also have seen Bishop Mark's message about the importance of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Caritas Plymouth has...

Catholic church in Devon receives grant for repair

Catholic church in Devon receives grant for repair

Long disused Catholic church in Devon to receive £196,832 grant for repair Historic England has awarded a grant of £196,832 to help repair a Catholic Church in Barnstaple, Devon, that closed for worship in 1984 and was threatened with demolition. The former Church of...

Racial Justice Sunday

Racial Justice Sunday

Sunday, 13 February 2022 Racial Justice Sunday is a call for all Christians to engage in the righteous struggle for racial justice. The theme builds on that of the previous year’s Racial Justice Sunday ‘A Time to Act’, which reflected on the importance of everyone...

Caritas Plymouth Homelessness Event

Caritas Plymouth Homelessness Event

On 18 January, Caritas Plymouth hosted an online event to raise awareness of those who are homeless or living in temporary or vulnerable accommodation and to explore how we can all reach out and take action. The event was led by Canon John Deeny VG, with presentations...