Our workshops about Family Poverty (Family Poverty: A Diocese Acts) are now ready to be rolled out to more parishes. In his Foreword to the Facilitator Workshop pack, Bishop Marcus comments: “I invite parishes to take up the challenge of examining the background to family poverty by participating in these workshops in their parish community. […]
The Homily given on the Third Sunday of Year C (2019) – Good News to the Poor In 2016 when I last related today’s Gospel to the situation in our country there were an estimated 15 million people living below the poverty line in Britain. Out of a population of some 65 million that was […]
CAFOD’s Live Simply Award scheme is starting to take off across the country and, slowly but surely, across the Leeds Diocese as well. Here are some brief updates on parishes in the Leeds Diocese who are working towards the award. What is stopping your parish from taking up the challenge to Live Simply? Good Shepherd […]
Teachers are now saying that they are having to pick up the impacts of increased family poverty and that the Government is out of touch with the distressing reality of the lives of many school students.
The Commission has been trialling some materials funded by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and developed for us by Church Action on Poverty – a series of five workshops to examine aspects of family poverty in the UK and what more we can do about it. One pilot – covering the Skipton and […]
We are working with Church Action on Poverty to produce a series of 5 meetings to be undertaken in parish groups to explore issues of family poverty. We now have drafts of the materials and they are being reviewed by the Project Steering Group. We are hoping to try out the programme on a pilot […]
As the long Summer holidays start and people go on holiday, contributions to foodbanks tend to dip. However, this is going on whilst, at the same time there is a year on year increase in the demands being made on foodbanks. Towards the end of June, the Leeds evening Post ran a story with information […]