Caritas Diocese of Brentwood was launched on the Second World Day of the Poor, 18 November 2018, after a year of consultation and dialogue with groups from across the Diocese.
We exist to support and encourage the living out of Catholic Social Teaching within the Diocese. Volunteers give thousands of hours to support those who are ill, poor and marginalised throughout Essex and East London, working with those of all faiths and none. Caritas Diocese of Brentwood celebrates that work, which is often both hidden and heroic. Every year we intend to bring together those who are working in parishes, schools and groups across the Diocese for a day of networking, sharing good practice, and training. During the year we hope to match those seeking volunteering opportunities with local groups who are desperate for volunteers to help them continue and develop their work. Caritas Diocese of Brentwood helps to amplify all the good work that is already happening, giving it a wider reach and greater prominence.