Bishop Paul McAleenan, Lead Bishop for Migrants and Refugees for the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, travelled to Dover on 15 Bishop McAleenan provided a short reflection and prayer for the visit: My name is Bishop Paul…Read more
This year, in place of the annual Diocese of Westminster pilgrimage to Walsingham, on Saturday 12th September Cardinal Vincent Nichols led a ‘virtual pilgrimage’, by celebrating a Mass in honour of Our Lady of Walsingham at Westminster…Read more
In his homily for the Mass of Holy Chrism, celebrated this year on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, 14 It is a bond that gives us 'access to the very life of God' and 'to the mercy and forgiveness of God when we repent'. It also gives us…Read more
In September, as the whole of humanity continues to grapple with the COVID pandemic, Pope Francis maintains his constant call to us all for a ‘ globalisation of compassion ’ . The Pope continues to urge us through his worldwide prayer…Read more
The coronavirus pandemic has pushed many families from a difficult financial situation into an impossible one. Since lockdown began in March, Caritas Westminster has been supporting schools across the Diocese of Westminster as they have rallied…Read more
With sadness, we announce the death of Fr Danny Horan. Fr Danny died peacefully in Ruislip Nursing Home in the evening of Sunday 23 Sympathy is extended to Fr Danny’s family and friends and to the clergy and parishioners of his former parishes…Read more
In June this year, in response to the dramatic increase in financial hardship during the pandemic, the Brazilian Chaplaincy at St Anne’s Church, Whitechapel, opened its own foodbank with the support of Caritas Westminster.
The foodbank…Read more
Following the devastating industrial blast in Beirut on Tuesday 4
'I watched with deepening horror the unfolding news of the dreadful industrial explosion in the centre of your beloved Beirut. The widespread devastation it has caused has…Read more
By Fr David Stewart SJ
This most extraordinary year of pain and suffering continues into the late summer. The pandemic is affecting, almost certainly, every single human on the face of the earth. It makes you think of the powerful…Read more
SEIDS, a Brent-based project managed by Caritas Westminster, helps people who are unemployed or underemployed find decent, meaningful and dignified work through self-employment, training, social enterprise and living wage job opportunities.…Read more
The journey through this pandemic will be long. Our thanks to Nigel & Rose Stokes of the SmartLoving family for this contribution to help couples to grow in their love.
Roger Carr-Jones Marriage & Family Life Coordinator
Over the past number…Read more
Caritas Bakhita House has helped to secure jail sentences for two traffickers operating in London . The team at Bakhita House acted as the main point of contact for the victim in her communications with the Metropolitan…Read more
Hearing different voices has been a particular theme of MFL Westminster during the lockdown. As we are now learning to live with the constraints and pressures of living in a pandemic it is good to hear words that can affirm our relationships and h...Read more
We announce the sad news of the death this afternoon, 17
Fr Fred was born in Liverpool on 27
Sympathy is extended to Fr Fred’s family and friends, and to the clergy and parishioners of his former Anglican and Catholic parishes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed
society beyond recognition. Cities are largely deserted, and places of worship have fallen quiet. Society has retreated inwards, and as a result, social injustices have increased. Caritas Westminster, which…Read more
The wellbeing of the Newman Catholic College community has always been a key feature of the work of our school , but in recent months this focus has sharpened. We are motivated by Pope Francis’ comment that , ‘ I wa...Read more