Launch of Caritas Arundel and Brighton

Report from the Communications Office, Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton held its annual Justice and Peace Assembly at the St Philip Howard Centre in Crawley, on 25 January, 2020. The Assembly culminated with Bishop Richard Moth launching Caritas Arundel and Brighton.

Bishop Richard reflected, ‘The Annual Assembly attracts good numbers of people, all of them keen to see the Social Teaching of the Church lived out in the life of parish and diocese. This year’s assembly, with speakers from charities across Sussex and Surrey, focusing on the needs of the homeless, was especially timely, given the number living on our streets or in inadequate accommodation. The formal application to join CSAN is an important development for us, since it will open up new possibilities for the social action of the diocese.’

Tessa Ricketts, Diocesan Caritas Social Action Adviser, said, ‘The Assembly was a great success. We are excited by the launch of Caritas and links with CSAN and the wider social concerns of the Church. We will be focusing on our work with victims of human trafficking initially, with a number of projects already underway.’

Picture: Rt Rev Richard Moth, Bishop of Arundel and Brighton (front, centre) at the Justice and Peace Assembly on 25 January 2020. Credit – Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, re-used with permission.