Aid to the Church in Need
Aid to the Church in Need:
Directly under the Holy See, Aid to the Church in Need supports the faithful wherever they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. ACN is a Catholic charity – helping to bring Christ to the world through prayer, information and action.
Arundel and Brighton Area Secretary: Mr. John Greig, 2 Brock End, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5BU. Tel. 01444 617 319, Email: JGreig@talktalk.net
Apostleship of the Sea
The Apostleship of the Sea serves seafarers from across the world, regardless of belief, nationality or rank. In all the main ports in Great Britain our team of chaplains and volunteer ship visitors visit thousands of seafarers each year, meeting their needs through the provision of help, support and advice. To find out where our port chaplains work along the south coast and how to support visit their website.
The main Vatican website is a valuable resource for information on the Vatican, the Pope and the Church as a whole.
Vatican News Service
The Vatican Today includes the Fides News Agency, L'Osservatore Romano, the press office, VIS, Vatican Radio, CTV, and From the Pope.
St Cuthman's Retreat and Meeting Centre
St.Cuthman’s Retreat & Meeting Centre is a quiet house run by the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton. The house is set within beautiful grounds with access to the South Downs and the Sussex countryside. They welcome those wishing to make a private retreat, guided retreat, or those just wanting some “time out” to relax in our peaceful surroundings.
Vatican Information Service
An official news service of the Holy See Press Office, providing information on the Holy Father and the Roman Curia.
A&B Ecumenical Walking Pilgrimage
Each year a long distance ecumenical walking pilgrimage is organised. The first pilgrimage in 1975 was beating the bounds of Surrey and Sussex to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the diocese. Since then each year there has been a pilgrimage to a city, shrine or area of the country to explore a particular theme or aspect of our faith and Christian heritage.
Full details of the pilgrimage are given on the website.
A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage
The A&B Lourdes Pilgrimage is set up to take sick pilgrims to the Shrine of Our Lady in Lourdes in the south of France along with carers, helpers, chaplains and others as part of the life of the Diocese each year. All are welcome to apply to join and support this annual pilgrimage.
A&B Spirituality Network
Catholic Spiritual Directors in or near the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton are invited to join a support Network originally set up in 2009.
The aims of the A & B Spirituality Network are as follows:
• To provide support and encouragement to those working in the ministry of spiritual direction and retreat work
• To offer opportunities for networking and on-going personal development.
• To act as a focus for spirituality resources within the diocese
Click the link for more information.
Archconfraternity of St Stephen
Archconfraternity of St. Stephen for Altar Servers role is the sanctification of the Altar Server by teaching them that to serve is a greater privilege, showing them the meaning and purpose of the ceremonies in which they take part and understand the rubrics of the ceremonies of Holy Church in which they take part. It is also for the practical assistance of the priest in regard to the services of the Church. Branches of the Confraternity exists in many parts of the Diocese. Diocesan Director: Rev Dominic O'Hara
Art of Dying Well
The Catholic church in England and Wales has brought the medieval manuscript Ars Moriendi – The Art of Dying – into the digital age, with a website aimed at helping terminally ill people and their loved ones deal with death. Like the original 15th century work, The Art of Dying Well is intended to bring religious comfort and offer practical guidance to people in the final stage of life. The modern-day version offers videos, animations and interviews with terminally ill people and their carers.It features real stories from dying people and their families, as well as interviews with palliative care experts.
Association of Blind Catholics
The Association of Blind Catholics aims at helping blind and partially sighted Catholics and other Christians to take a fuller part in the life of the Church. We have a lending library of recorded books of Catholic interest. We also send out a monthly talking Catholic Newspaper to our members, and arrange one Retreat every year. To become a member or contact them email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Association of Catholic Nurses
The Association of Catholic Nurses of England and Wales (formerly Catholic Nurses Guild ) works to promote Catholic philosophies of care within nursing practice and to provide spiritual and professional support to Catholic nurse members working in healthcare.
Association of Catholic Women
Under the patronage of Our Lady. the ACW unites supporters from all parts of the country who find happiness and fulfilment in giving glad assent to the Church's teachings. To become a member or to contact them email: email@example.com
Association of Interchurch Families
An association for couples in which each of the partners belong to a different Christian denomination – usually Roman Catholic and another Christian communion – are referred to as “interchurch couples” to reflect their involvement in the life of their two churches.
The Association is a group of Catholic laymen. They meet socially at least once a month to enjoy each other's company. There are over 300 circles in Great Britain and overseas. They aim to enjoy life with families and friends, but they also raise money for charities, support vocations and help in parish affairs. The Catenian Association also runs a Bursary Fund that financially helps young Catholics who work on project in the community. See website for your nearest Catenian circle.
Catholic Association of Bellringers
The Catholic Association of Bellringers or Guild of St Agatha was formed on St Agatha's day, 5 February 1983, the Guild exists, broadly speaking, to further the interests of Roman Catholic bellringers and churches with bells. The Guild can be contacted at 23 Albany Road, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0LP.
Catholic Association of Preachers
Catholic Association of Preachers: helping priests and deacons to preach better.
Their aim: To provide training days led by experts in homiletics and communication; To provide homiletic resources; To link priests and deacons with universities and institutes which offer courses in preaching
Catholic Bible School
They are a Catholic charity that works with people of all ages and all denominations bringing the words of the Bible off the page and into our lives. They are dynamic, interactive and innovative presenters who are passionate about God and his word, as revealed to us in the book we call the Bible, and they desire that more people would encounter Jesus in the Scriptures and be able to apply the words of The Book to their everyday lives. They provide workshops, retreats, teaching and training, speakers, prayer experiences, INSET, across England and Wales. For more information visit their website
Catholic Charismatic Renewal
Today people involved in CCR in England are mainly fed through participating in the various conferences and perhaps by a local prayer group or regular gathering. The main expressions of CCR in England are;
Annual Conferences- the two largest being The ‘CELEBRATE family conference' which usually happens at Easter in Ilfracombe in Devon; And the 'New Dawn in the Church' conference which also is family orientated. This is held during the first week of August at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham in Norfolk. For more information on Catholic Charismatic Renewal visit their website.
Catholic Deaf Association
Serving the Deaf Community, the Catholic Deaf Association is an association of Deaf and Hearing people who support each other and promote services for Deaf people within the community.
Catholic Faith Cafe
Since 1996, with encouragement from the Vatican, CaFE have been producing a wide variety of modern and attractive DVD resources for Catholics.
Catholic Family History Society
To encourage Catholics and those who have Catholic ancestry in England and Wales to research their family history. Contact them by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website.
Catholic Medical Association
The Catholic Medical Association (formerly Catholic Doctors Guild) provides a forum for discussion of medical and professional issues encountered in medical practice. Master of the Sussex Branch: Dr Peter Heeley, Washbrook Cottage, Brighton Road, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9EF
For information email email@example.com or visit their website
Catholic Police Guild
The Catholic Police Guild caters for the spiritual needs of Catholic Police men and women as well as Police Staff & Police Community Support Officers in England and Wales.
Christian Life Community
The Christian Life Community is not so much an organisation but a way of life inspired by the spirituality of St Ignatius. We embrace this way of life as a means of enabling us to bring together our faith and our lives so that we are aware of God working in every aspect of them.
The purpose is to inform people about Jesus Christ and Christianity. It is our hope that men and women will take steps of faith and become ever-closer followers of Jesus Christ as a result of what they discover. It is our prayer that having an active faith will improve their lives.
Churchmarketplace is a national collaborative buying group, a not-for-profit organisation, created by the Catholic Church to help our community. They have negotiated contracts you can trust, saving you time and money on all your purchasing needs.
CSAS - Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service
CSAS has been established to be responsible for driving and supporting improvements in practice. Its primary role is one of co-ordination, advice and support in respect of the wider job of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
Our Cursillo community exists to help people come to live a fuller life in Christ.
We are a community of lay and religious people who strive by our mission and our daily lives to live a life following the teachings of Jesus Christ.
Our community extends across the UK and is available to all to join and to share in the joys of living the gospel.
Diocesan Vimeo Video Site
Here you will find all the videos including the Bishop's Pastoral Messages produced by the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton which you are welcome to share and download.
Dominican Secular Institute
The Dominican Secular Institute which is the latest form of Dominican life mirrors the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience in their vows but without entering the cloister; they live in the world with secular jobs.
Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary (ESBVM) exists to advance the study at various levels of the place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Church, under Christ and of related theological questions; and in the light of such study to promote ecumenical devotion. Its aim is to show that, in the Blessed Virgin Mary, Christians of many traditions may find a focus in their search for unity.
English Catholic History Association
The English Catholic History Association encourages interest in the Catholic history of England and Wales. We organise visits to places associated with the Catholic faith, and arrange conferences on subjects relating to our Catholic history. We also support research into subjects of Catholic interest and seek to prevent the destruction of Catholic archives. We have our own archive library.
Ephatta is the 1st global Christian hospitality network. The website puts in touch people looking for a temporary accommodation with other people willing to open their door and welcome them. Members can list a couch, a private room or an entire home. Hospitality can be provided for any event: holidays, pilgrimages, gatherings, professional trips…
Family Groups In England & Wales Blog
The Family Group parishes use their dedicated blog Family Groups in England & Wales as an online platform for sharing news, pictures, ideas and inspiration.
Friends of the Holy Father
A registered Charity to promote knowledge of the Pope's teaching and to support a fund to assist in defraying the expenses of the Pope in furthering his Apostolic Ministry. Contact the Friends of the Holy Father at 23a Vincent House, Vincent Square, London SW1P 2NB
Friends of the Holy Land
The Friends of the Holy Land (Registered Charity Number: 1130054) was established in 2009 and operates with the full backing and blessing of Catholic and Anglican Bishops in England and Wales. The Charity aids the Christians in the Holy Land as it seeks to raise awareness of the challenges they experience, encourages prayers to be offered for their intentions, generates and channels financial resources to provide for a sustainable future and encourages pilgrim visits to the Holy Land including meeting with the local communities.
The FHL is organised through Groups within Parishes in Anglican and Catholic Dioceses in England & Wales. Friends of the Holy Land, 2 Station Road, Kenilworth, Warwickshire CV8 1JJ Tel: 01926 512980 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hand in Hand
We are an integrated group of adults with and without learning disabilities in the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton . We come together to PRAY EXPLORE And DEEPEN OUR FAITH We express and share this faith with others and lead people in prayer, especially using ways beyond words such as MIME SYMBOL MOVEMENT
Visit our Website: handinhandab.co.uk
Handicaped Pilgrimage Pilgrimage Trust (HCPT)
HCPT is a charity offering pilgrimage holidays, to Lourdes in the south of France, for disabled and disadvantaged people from around the UK and further afield. HCPT is a Catholic charity and its services are open to all. Volunteers and beneficiaries come from all walks of life and from all faiths and none. In Arundel & Brighton Diocese there are Group 71 website (based in Brighton & Hove) www.hcpt71.co.uk and Group 154 (based in Crawley) - contact email@example.com
Heaven's Road FM
Heavens Road fm is a not-for-profit Catholic radio run entirely by unpaid volunteers who live all over the UK and as far away as Canada and Nigeria.
Based at St John’s Seminary, Guildford, we make and broadcast a wide range of enjoyable programmes to appeal to Catholics and non-Catholics alike.
Their Mission is to celebrate our Catholic Faith - by broadcasting a wide mix of interesting and original programmes, which showcase the creative talent within our Catholic community.
Knights of St Columba
A fraternal organisation whose members give entire loyalty to the Apostolic See, to the Hierarchies and to the clergy in all things appertaining to the Catholic Faith, who participate in the work of the Lay Apostolate and assist in all matters concerning the progress of the Catholic Church. The Order promotes the moral, intellectual and material welfare of its members and of the Catholic community generally and encourages all in the practice of the Catholic Religion. The Order makes such provision as may be possible for the widows. orphans and other dependants of its members, promotes the interests of Catholic youth and co operates with other Catholic organisations in the furtherance of Catholic activities. Arundel & Brighton Diocese is covered by Province 34 (Sussex & Surrey) of the Knights of St Columba. For information on membership go to http://www.ksc.org.uk/#!membership/c10gp
Latin Mass Society
The Latin Mass Society, founded in 1965, is an association of Catholic faithful dedicated to the promotion of the traditional Latin liturgy of the Catholic Church, the teachings and practices integral to it, the musical tradition which serves it, and the Latin language in which it is celebrated. For details of Masses in the Extraordinary Form around the diocese see arundelbrightonlatinmasssociety.blogspot.com
The Lay Dominicans are part of the Order of Preachers (often known as the Dominicans) an international religious order in the Catholic church. From it’s foundation in 1216, the Order has included men and women who, as well as the friars and sisters, share the vision of St Dominic and follow his path.
Life Ascending is a Catholic movement for men and women in their middle to later years. It has three aims: Spirituality, Friendship and Mission. Life Ascending welcomes all Christians and their friends of other faiths, who have that extra time to reflect, hope, to grow in faith and smile. Besides regular parish group meetings, they also have Days of Reflection, Retreats, outings to places of interest and more.
Missio (formerly Pontifical Missionary Societies) exists because 40% of the worldwide Catholic Church is too poor to support itself. Missio plays a crucial role supporting the local Church overseas and sharing the light of Christ by training priests, building churches and combating injustice, disease, poverty and exploitation in 157 countries. Contact Missio 23 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1NU. Tel: 020 7821 9755. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Movement of Christian Workers
The Movement of Christian Workers work to raise awareness and make lasting progress; their goal is to create links of solidarity and encourage members to actively participate in social change. They are committed to a global development that encompasses all aspects of life. They use the “see-judge-act” method, also known as a “life review” E-mail: email@example.com
NCSC - National Safeguarding Commission
The NCSC has responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the Church’s safeguarding policy and monitoring compliance. Its place in the organisation of the Church, mandated by the Conference of Bishops and Conference of Religious, and with accountability across Dioceses and Religious Congregations is to ensure that standards are met and policies are implemented.
The Newman Association is a national organisation whose members meet regularly in local “circles” to discuss and develop their understanding of the Christian faith. Most of us are (Roman) Catholic, but baptised Christians of other traditions are warmly welcome as Associate Members. Founded in 1942 it was named after the now Blessed John Henry Newman and the original aim was to answer the needs of Catholic graduates, but is now open to all Christians who seek to promote the aim of an educated laity.
Order of Franciscans Secular - Southern Region
Our Mission is to follow Christ in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi. The OFS is an active and organised community within the Catholic Church, but ALL are WELCOME to join us as visitors at our local Fraternity meetings. They meet at Ladywell Convent, Godalming and St Catherine's, Littlehapmton
For further information, please contact:
Jennie McManus, Regional Communications Officer. Telephone: 01483 20 3642 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lady's Catechists
An Association of lay men and women who are qualified to give religious education to children who are unable to attend Catholic Schools. Also offers postal courses for training Catechists and for people to renew their faith; sends electronic and postal courses to children unable to attend parish classes
Information on how to obtain a Papal Blessing are contained on the Vatican website for the Office of Papal Charities which deals with these and directs monies received for blessings to the Pope's charitable works.
Pax Christi is a gospel-based, lay-inspired, peace making movement. Founded in the Catholic Church, its membership is open to all those who are in sympathy with its aims and values. Pax Christi strives to help the Church and the wider community to proclaim and to make peace, through its experience and ideas, and especially through the witness and action its members. Its’ three major objectives are: Reconciliation; Promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence; Providing means to bring about peace, e.g. through peace education, resources and training. For further information see the Pax Christi Website
Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI published a high-level document - an Apostolic Constitution - called Anglicanorum coetibus, which allows groups of Anglican laity and their pastors to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church, whilst retaining elements of their heritage which are in keeping with the Catholic faith. In January 2011, the Holy See established the first of these structures, the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, in England & Wales.
The following Ordinariate Group operates within our geographical area:
Eastbourne Ordinariate Group http://eastbourneordinariate.org.uk/
Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors
Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors was set up by the Holy See with specific task is to propose to the Pope the most opportune initiatives for protecting minors and vulnerable adults.
Premier's mission is to enable people to put their faith at the heart of daily life and to bring Christ to their communities and they try and achieve this through:
Faith: by placing Christ at the heart of everything we do
People: by attracting the best and inspiring them to be the best they can be
Communications: by offering the best products and services to serve the needs of the entire Christian community
Innovation: by constantly looking to improve what we offer and how we offer it
Stewardship: by maximising the funds we receive whilst ensuring all revenues are spent wisely
Servite Secular Institute
The Servite Secular Institute is a modern expression of the Servite Order (Servants of Mary). Members seek to live out Mary's Fiat "Be it done to me according to Thy Word" at the heart of the Church and the world. Membership demands a celibate way of life from Catholics who pledge themselves to a lifetime of service to God and mankind by total dedication through vows of chastity, poverty and obedience made in the spirit of the Gospel.
Society of Catholic Artists
Society of Catholic Artists encourages high standards in church art. We are prepared to execute any decorative or sacred work, and we bring together Catholic Artists and interested laymen in spiritual fellowship and collaboration. The Sussex Regional Group, which enjoys participation in national and international exhibitions and conferences, meets monthly for a varied programme of events, discussion and support.
For the local Regional group contact John Armstrong Tel: 01273 881304 Email: email@example.com
Society of Saint Gregory
The national Society which works to assist clergy and people to celebrate the Liturgy worthily, promoting study, understanding and good practice in the music and liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. It encourages study and active participation by organising summer Schools, study days and conferences for all concerned with music and worship. A magazine, Music and Liturgy is published regularly.
sp4climate - A climate-change awareness site set up by a group of parishioners at St Charles Borromeo church in Birmingham
St Barnabas Society
The St Barnabas Society, a registered charity, operates in Great Britain and Ireland and exists to provide pastoral and financial help on behalf of the whole Catholic community to former clergy ministers and religious from other churches, who live in Great Britain and Ireland, and who have been led by faith and conscience to come into full communion with the Catholic Church.
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Rambling Club
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Rambling Club organises Sunday walks in London and the home counties throughout the year. Rambles on additional days and even further afield provided, together with other social activities. All walks begin from a railway station and take place whatever the weather.
For additional details and details of walks please visit the website.
Survive-Miva is a Catholic Charity which supplies transport for Missionaries working in areas of great need throughout the developing world.
The Centre for Child Protection
The Centre for Child Protection is based at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and was set up to 2012 to be a place of learning for the Church and others for the prevention of the abuse of minors and vulnerable persons.
Grail people come from many backgrounds, traditions and cultures, married and single. You will find them all over the UK, working in different trades and professions. There are many ways of being part of the Grail, all with varying degrees of commitment. Fellowship, support and challenge bond Grail people who find their faith strengthened and nourished through belonging. The Grail is on a quest for the treasure of great price promised by Jesus Christ to those who try to live as he did. We are people dedicated to God and centred on Christ. You can contact The Grail Community, The Hermitage, Cheriton Road, Winchester SO22 5HW. Phone: 01962 859870
Theos is a Christian think tank which believes you can’t understand the modern world without understanding religion. We seek to inform the debate about the place of religion in society, challenging ill-informed thinking through our research, events and media comment.
Third Order (Secular) of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
The Third Order is the branch of the Carmelite Order for lay people and diocesan clergy who, by the profession of promises, make a formal and public commitment to living the Carmelite way of life. Members of the Third Order, or 'tertiaries', live the Carmelite charism and practice the Evangelical Counsels of poverty, chastity and obedience according to their personal state in life.
Union of Catholic Mothers
A National Organisation of Catholic Women, open to all women of all ages who support our aims and objectives in ...'prayer, love and active witness to marriage, family and Christian life in the world'
Find out more about the Vatican Museums and Tours as well as booking tickets.
Rome's best kept secret. In a stunning lakeside location just outside Rome, Villa Palazzola is a 13th century Cistercian monastery, fully refurbished and modernised with a large swimming pool and breathtaking garden terrace. It's the perfect place for parish groups, pilgrims, school groups, families, couples or people on holiday on their own who stay for a couple of days or a couple of weeks. It's also a wonderful place to hold a wedding in Rome.
Volunteer Missionary Movement
Founded in 1969 in response to the Second Vatican Council's call for full and active involvement of all the people of God in the Church's life and mission. VMM prepares and sends commited individuals on short-term and long-term placements to share their skills in health, teaching, technical or pastoral work in projects linked with the local churches and community organisations in Africa
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