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The Justice and Peace Commission seeks to be a visible sign for Justice and Peace in the Diocese and the wider community. Our work is based on Gospel Values and Catholic Social Teaching.

As Christians we believe in the dignity of human beings and the rights of people to live in peace. We take action on the most pressing issues facing our communities, such as Climate Change, Poverty and racism.

The Commission is made up of around a dozen volunteers who meet 4 times a year to direct the work of the Commission. There is a smaller executive that meets in between and makes more day to day decisions. This structure is supplemented with action groups based on our priorities plus a Justice Spirituality group.

Much of the work of the Commission is undertaken by volunteers. This is supplemented by paying individuals or organisations to provide specific services to the Commission.

Our History

The Commission has been in existence Since the early 70’s. To read about some of our history, and the campaigning for change that we have done, download the special booklet we produced as part of our 40th anniversary in 2013 

anniversary booklet coverDownload Booklet

Annual Review 2022-23

Our Annual Review for the period April 2022 to March 2023 is available for download here.



NB to print it out as intended it should be printed using a duplex printer with the print option to flip on the short side

Currently, the office holders of the Commission are:

Chair: John Battle

Vice Chair: Trish Sandbach

Treasurer: Joe Burns

Members of the Commission