Newsletter

Our incredible volunteers!
Thank you to all those who were able to provide their support in sorting donations received by Caritas Salford over the past few weeks.  We are so grateful.   Around 25 people stepped up to volunteer their time and were able to help. NO FURTHER HELP REQUIRED. Volunteers intending to go to Eccles to help sort
Double the Donation – Twice the impact
Leigh-based business, Corptel, pledged a match fund pot of £10,000 to Caritas  – the principal social action charity of the Diocese of Salford – on Giving Tuesday, to help them raise funds for their Advent Appeal. Last month, Caritas launched #Loved, a campaign to highlight their work supporting families, refugees and young parents in the
Children raise £300 for Caritas in their Reindeer Raffle
Mason and Gracie (pictured) have raised £300 for Caritas in their Reindeer Raffle. The children – age 8 and 6 – are part of Our Lady of Hope Parish in Salford. This year, Mason asked if they could hold a raffle to raise money for Caritas Salford. When asked why he chose Caritas, he said
Remembering loved ones at a Mass of Remembrance
  Fr Ged Murphy, Episcopal Vicar for Caritas, celebrated our annual Caritas Remembrance Mass at St Ann’s RC Church, Stretford on Friday 26th November 2021. The Book of Remembrance was placed before the altar and Fr Ged read out the name of each person for whom the Mass was being offered.  There were over 100
Living Wage Week
Celebrating the end of #LivingWageWeek on Saturday 20th November 2021, at Manchester Cathedral, faith and voluntary sector leaders and the Mayor, Andy Burnham, gathered at an event organised by Greater Manchester Citizens. Bishop John said: “As a Christian, I must surely return to the words of Jesus himself to renew and give direction and challenge
Appeal for Volunteers!
Following a significant volume of donations over recent weeks, we are in urgent need of short-term volunteers to assist our committed team in organising and sorting items at our centre in Eccles. Can you help out for half a day or more? Time slots are mornings 9.30am til 12.30pm and afternoons 1.30pm til 4.30pm and
Caritas Advent Appeal 2021 – You are #Loved
  “Love is the greatest power because it pulls down the walls of selfishness.” Pope Francis Caritas Salford’s Advent Appeal this year is a reminder that we are created in God’s image and loved by Him.  Today, our work with children and families is at the heart of our Love in Action as much as it
Community Sponsorship Welcome
12th October 2021 Caritas Diocese of Salford is absolutely thrilled to announce the safe arrival of a Syrian family today, re-settled as part of our Community Sponsorship Programme.  This is the first family to arrive since the pandemic. We are so grateful to the amazing group of volunteers from the Parish of St Mary and
Caritas Bishop’s Fund
Applications from head teachers, parish priests and Caritas team members only please. The Caritas Bishop’s Fund is currently available for families facing challenge or crisis: perhaps due to illness or unemployment, the ending of the Universal Credit £20 uplift or job insecurity and the ending of the furlough scheme. Please note that the purpose of this
Response to the arrival of Afghan evacuees and refugees
Supported by the extra-ordinary generosity of parishes and schools across the diocese, we quickly mobilised to support refugees arriving from Afghanistan, providing urgent humanitarian assistance and practical aid.  So far, we have delivered thousands of personal hygiene items, clothing, pushchairs, nappies and baby formula to support the co-ordinated effort to welcome refugees fleeing Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. 
A note for our schools
I hope the start of the new academic year has gone smoothly for all our schools and colleges. Thank you to all schools and colleges that were able to respond to the recent Afghan Refugee Crisis Appeal and support in any way in such a fast-moving situation.  As a result, Caritas is working very closely
Big Sleep Out
Thanks to all participants and supporters (some pictured) of our recent Big Sleep Out, whether you took part at Xaverian College, at home or in school.  So far, you’ve raised £15,632 at the time of writing.   Next year, we’d like to organise lots of these to take place on the same night across the Diocese! 
Support for the homeless
To develop and expand our response to those affected by homelessness across the diocese, we are presently restructuring our leadership team to include a focused post.  To support and sustain our work at the Caritas Cornerstone Day Centre in Manchester, we were pleased to be joined by Bishop John, members of the clergy and religious
A new home for central services
We’ve relocated office staff from the Cathedral Centre in Salford to a single base in Caritas House, Collyhurst, Manchester, which we hope will become a new home for those interested in learning more about social problems affecting people in our communities.  You can still reach us on our usual telephone number 0161 817 2250, but our