The Bishops of England and Wales are urgently calling for Catholics to continue supporting our charities and the people they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The crisis is leaving people even more vulnerable and increasing demand on Catholic charities. At the same time many charities are facing a loss of income from parish collections or fundraising events.
Please pray for the work our charities and offer support however you can.
Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) is an official agency of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales, dedicated to aiding the poor and isolated living in these parts of the United Kingdom.
CSAN has produced a COVID-19 Pandemic Response Toolkit
(as of 23 April 2020)
Also visit CSAN’s Coronavirus section.
Special appeals by charities in the Caritas network in England and Wales can be found at CSAN’s Member section
The Cardinal’s Lenten Appeal has been extended to help even more people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Funds raised will be available for parishes and schools across Westminster Diocese to respond to the needs of their local communities.
CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. It’s local experts are working to help the world’s poorest communities respond to the pandemic.
In many areas of the world, it will be the Church that responds to the medical and pastoral needs of people who are suffering from the pandemic. Missio has launched an emergency fund to support this work.
Friends of the Holy Land is the official charity of the Catholic Church and Church of England supporting communities in the land of Christ’s birth, which is now facing a humanitarian catastrophe from Covid-19.
JRS accompanies, serves and advocates for the rights of refugees. It has formed an Emergency Response Team and hardship fund to support refugees during the pandemic.
Brentwood Catholic Children’s Society works across Essex and East London. It has launched an emergency appeal to help support children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing during this crisis.
Fr Hudson’s Care is the social care agency of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. It has launched an appeal to support people experiencing financial difficulties or social isolation during the pandemic.