Catholic Care Launches New Lunch Group /

Last Wednesday (13th February) was the launch of St John & St Winefrides’s lunch Group! It was great to see some new faces as well as the regular attendees from the Friendship Group that has been at St Winefrides Church Hall over the last 12 months. As it was close to Valentines Day we gave Read More

Refugee ReSETTLEment Community Sponsorship /

On Tuesday 12 February 2019, Carol Hill (Director of Catholic Care) visited the Refugee ReSETTLEment Community Sponsorship group in Settle. The group has worked very hard since they formed last summer on the different areas required by the scheme. These include: Fundraising – a group member, Chris Beesley, ran across the 3 Peaks on his Read More

Community Sponsorship Update / Sponsorship is where a community, may be a parish community or a local community, come together and welcome and support a Syrian refugee family. Community Sponsorship is now an increasing force across the country with over 150 groups in various stages of formation and many having welcomed their family. In the Diocese of Leeds Read More

Refugee ReSETTLEment Community Sponsorship Group /

Last June seems a distant memory when a packed church hall in Settle heard Sean Ryan, the National Caritas Community Sponsorship Co-ordinator, speak about the success of the Home Office Community Sponsorship Scheme for Syrian refugees. He explained how well the scheme can work in a rural setting and dispelled the belief that Syrians, who Read More

Catholic Care Christmas Cracker Project /

Catholic Care launched its Christmas Cracker Project in December 2018 as a way of supporting the most disadvantaged families across the Diocese who would have struggled with providing food for their families over the Christmas period. More than 2,300 families in the Leeds area alone will have relied on the city’s foodbanks to feed them Read More

Goodbye Helen /

Helen has been the Catholic Care development worker on a 2 year pilot project called Embrace which worked in the Keighley and Skipton Deanery. Working with Caritas Diocese of Salford and Hudsons Care from the Arch Diocese of Birmingham, the project addressed the issues of isolation and loneliness in older people with a particular reference Read More

Bags of Dignity! /

A huge thank you goes to the Parish Family of SS John Fisher and Thomas More Parish, Burley-in-Wharfedale, who had the novel idea of filling used handbags with toiletries, ladies products and men’s personal hygiene and shaving necessities for those in need. Six bags have been given to Sheila Pickles from St Monica’s Housing to Read More

Treasure Hunt Fundraiser /

Over the past few weeks we have been doing a fundraiser during the Older People’s Groups in Bradford and also at St Winefrides Christmas Fair. This was in the form of a treasure hunt! Under one square was hidden treasure of £100. Whether it was Lucky Lake or Fortune Mountain people chose their lucky square. Read More