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  • Credit Unions: Building a Financial CommunityCredit Unions: Building a Financial Community

    Last month the Cardinal became the 1000th member of the Churches Mutual Credit Union. Fortunately, this kind of financial service is not exclusive to Archbishops! Credit unions are there to help and encourage people to save, and to be a source of ...

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  • February newsletterFebruary newsletter

    Our latest newsletter in now available to read online. Click here to read about our latest events and find out how you can help prevent human trafficking.  to read about our latest events and find out how you can help prevent human trafficking. ...

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  • Community Sponsorship of RefugeesCommunity Sponsorship of Refugees

    On Wednesday the 1st of February, Caritas Westminster alongside Capital Mass, held an information sharing event about the Home Office Community Sponsorship Scheme.

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  • Refugees: Next Step Panel DiscussionRefugees: Next Step Panel Discussion

    A recent forum at Caritas’ Westminster office saw refugee activists and church leaders address the generosity of heart that underpins efforts to support Syrian asylum seekers now being absorbed into communities throughout ...

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  • Human Trafficking Awareness EveningHuman Trafficking Awareness Evening

    Come along to learn how you can recognise the signs of human trafficking, look out for incidences in your community, and how best to respond.

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  • Bakhita House Wins Social Action AwardBakhita House Wins Social Action Award

    Caritas Bakhita House, along with two other charites, has won the award for Best Social Action Project from the Christian Funders Forum. Bakhita House was nominated by the Maurice and Hilda Laing Charitable Trust, one of the major supporters of th...

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  • Mental Health Care with CompassionMental Health Care with Compassion

    Caritas Westminster is working with Mind to develop workshops which will be delivered across the diocese relating to mental health and how the church can support those with mental health issues.

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  • Step Forward in Love by Fr Shaun Middleton Step Forward in Love by Fr Shaun Middleton

    Caritas in Westmister diocese has launched an inspiring programme called ‘Love in Action’ that introduces the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and shows how these can be put into practice by parishioners

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  • Symbols of Faith- 28 January Symbols of Faith- 28 January

    On Saturday the 28th of January, Caritas Westminster will be holding a Symbols fo Faith course at St Mary & St Joseph's, Poplar. Contact Sue Pratt at sue@stjoseph.org.uk or on 0208 202 3999 to find out more.

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  • Homeless man talking to street teamVolunteers Needed - Winter Night Shelter

    Volunteers are urgently needed for night shelters running in West London. Could you help?

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  • February Refugee Events, 2017February Refugee Events, 2017

    Caritas Westminster and Capital Mass are holiding two events relating to refugees in February. On Wednesday the 1st of February, come along to hear more about the community sponsorship scheme, and how you can get involved in welcoming refugees. On...

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  • After the Jungle, 8 February 2017After the Jungle, 8 February 2017

    On Wednesay the 8th of February, Caritas Westminster and Capital Mass are hosting an event for those interested in finding out more about the situation in Calais after the destruction of the refugee camp. Come along to hear about the work of Broth...

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  • Living Fully 2016: Disability, Culture and Faith - A CelebrationLiving Fully 2016: Disability, Culture and Faith - A Celebration

    On June 23-26, in Rome, the Living Fully Symposium and Conference co-hosted by the Pontifical Council for Culture and The Kairos Forum, brought together persons with disabilities, theologians, clergy, religious, families, and laity for a four-day ...

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  • Love in Action featured on Vatican RadioLove in Action featured on Vatican Radio

    Listen to John Coleby, Director of Caritas Westminster, speak about the Love in Action programme on Vatican Radio!

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  • Love in Action LaunchLove in Action Launch

    On Thursday the 1st of December, Caritas Westminster launched Love in Action, with an event at Our Lady of Victories, Kensington. Visit stepforwardinlove.org to view all the resources

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  • Presents for Prisoner's ChildrenPresents for Prisoner's Children

    This Christmas, Caritas Westminster teamed up with Pact to help provide the children of prisoners with a Christmas present. Seven parishes and one school took part in the project, providing around 350 presents.

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  • Latest Newsletter- November Latest Newsletter- November

    We have published our November Newsletter. Click here read about Love in Action, Laudato Si and more!

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  • Bishop Paul Celebrates Mass for Deaf Community.Bishop Paul Celebrates Mass for Deaf Community.

    On 6 November Bishop Paul McAleenan joined the Deaf community to celebrate Mass for them. Bishop Paul worked closely with the Deaf community while he was a parish priest and was glad to be able to continue his ministry to the Deaf. During his hom...

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  • Symbols of FaithSymbols of Faith Course, Monday 28 November

    On Monday the 28th of November at 5:30pm, Caritas St Joseph's will be running a Symbols of Faith course. This course covers topics such as faith formation and sacramental preparation for people with learning disabilities. Contact mikeboggis@rcdow....

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  • Refugees Welcome Fundraiser, 2 December 2016Refugees Welcome Fundraiser, 2 December 2016

    On Friday the 2nd of December the RBKC refugees welcome committee is hosting a fundraiser to help move syrian families into the Kensington and Chelsea community.

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  • Love in Action Launch, 1 December 2016Love in Action Launch, 1 December 2016

    On Thursday the 1st of December, Caritas Westminster will be launching Love in Action, an engagement programme designed to introduce your parish, school, or faith-sharing group to the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and enable you to start...

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  • Glass Door Sleep OutGlass Door Sleep Out

    On 8 October over 300 people gathered in the Duke of York Square to take part in the annual Glass Door sleep out. From 9.30pm onwards people gathered to register and claim their spots for the night. Taking part this year were 22 local churches as ...

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  • I Was in Prison and you Visited MeI Was in Prison and you Visited Me

    Caritas Westminster and PACT have got together to encourage more people the volunteer in prisons and with prisoner’s families. During National Prisoners Week, the two charities jointly hosted an event to encourage people to reach out to those cu...

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  • Citizens UK - Refugee Children Campaign Guide: September to December 2016Citizens UK - Refugee Children Campaign Guide: September to December 2016

    Citizens UK has identified that there are currently 387 unaccompanied minor children currently in Calais, eligible for relocation to the UK. To find out how you can help Citizens UK campaign for these children to be allowed entry to the UK...

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  • 'The Last Bastion of Hope for Many''The Last Bastion of Hope for Many'

     By Ann Stirling  On 22 September a team from Caritas Westminster and a small group of volunteers set off to Calais to visit Maria Skobtsova House, a hospitality house run by Brother Johannes Maertens that seeks to help the most vulnerable in...

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