This week, Caritas Bakhita House celebrates its fifth birthday . The house opened on 30 t h June 2015 with a mission to provide safe accommodation and support for women escaping human trafficking , sexual…Read more
Lockdown might be easing but the needs for couples and families are not.
MFL Westminster are inviting different voices to share their insights to help support and nourish marriage and family life.
Now in its 75
The etho...Read more
It is with sadness that we announce the news of the death earlier this evening, 26
Canon Christopher was born in Kingston upon Thames on 25
Sympathy is extended to Canon Christopher’s family and friends, and to the clergy and parishioners…Read more
Within weeks of the s tart of lockdown, the Caritas Westminster team was hearing stories of individuals and fami lies whose financial circu m stances had b een affected by COVID-19 , whether through job loss , …Read more
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
On Tuesday we heard the announcement that, from the 4
The recent reopening of our churches for individual private prayer was an import...Read more
Written by Deacon Roger Carr-Jones
Marriage & Family Life Coordinator
What has been our experience as a married couple of the last 14 weeks, living through a time like no other with no set boundaries, different pressures and an un...Read more
Cardinal Vincent welcomed the Prime Minister's announcement on 23
'As Catholics we now look forward to being able to celebrate Mass together again from 4
'It is important that we continue to abide by the guidance, given by the Government, on app...Read more
Bishop Paul McAleenan, Lead Bishop for Migrants and Refugees, has encouraged the Catholic community to unite in prayer and reflection on Windrush Day. He heralds the importance and value of the Windrush Generation as well as that of the UK’s mig...Read more
As part of the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, it has been announced that non-Eucharistic funeral services can now take place in churches.
The guidelines developed by the Bishops' Conference support the safe and dignified conduct of these non-Eu...Read more
Abortion statistics released by the Department for Health on 11
The highest number of abortions ever was recorded for English and Welsh residents, with 207,384 abortions for English and Welsh residents, an increase of 6,776 since 2018.
The stati...Read more
Five days ago, our churches were able to open their doors for the first time in three months, albeit with necessary restrictions and doorkeepers. Some have been able to visit, with joy; others have stayed away, housebound or still needing to shiel...Read more
(This article was first published by Independent Catholic News on 10th June 2020.)
'It's the nicest thing anyone has done for me. I felt so lonely during lockdown. Now I feel so connected.'
So said Ann, who is supported by the Irish Chaplain...Read more
Caritas Westminster has responded to the announcement that the Government’s free school meal voucher scheme will be extended to cover the summer holidays .
Anna Gavurin , Coordinator of Caritas Food Collective at Caritas Westminster ,…Read more
On Monday 15th June, to mark the reopening of churches for individual prayer, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby prayed together in Westminster Cathedral and Abbey to mark this 'moment of grace,' as the Cardinal…Read more
With sadness, we announce the news of the death, this morning Sunday 14
Canon Vincent died peacefully at home, his sister Anne with him, where he had been living in retirement in Weston Turville, Aylesbury. He retired in October 2017, from th...Read more
Karen Anstiss is the Service Manager at Caritas Bakhita House, a safe house for women who have escaped modern slavery. Bakhita House is owned by the Diocese of Westminster and managed by Caritas Westminster.
Karen recently took part in a…Read more