Serving the Catholics of Skipton, Craven and the Dales
Caritas Leeds Criminal Justice Inquiry
Caritas Leeds has recently completed a 2-year inquiry into the criminal justice system.
In October 2020, Bishop Marcus launched Justice & Mercy, a report containing the findings and recommendations for the Diocese, and a series of online resources to help Catholics take action locally. You can access these at www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/caritas/
Please click here for information about a series of online workshops to learn about how the criminal justice system works, hear personal testimonies from people with lived experience and explore how Catholics can take action to promote both justice and mercy.
The first workshop, Understanding the Criminal Justice System, will be on Saturday 17 April from 11am to 12-30pm, led by Danielle Kingsley, a barrister with over 20 years of experience and a Commissioner of the Caritas Leeds Criminal Justice Inquiry. Registration is by Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/caritas-leeds-31188104135
CAFOD Lent Fast day - Friday 26th February
This year the focus is on water. 1 in 3 people around the world don't have clean safe water. This Lent CAFOD are asking us to make a powerful difference to many peoples' lives. By giving on line or in the collection next weekend you can help provide boreholes and solar powered water pumps to remote communities. You can help to save lives.
To donate online please text CAFOD 70480 to donate 5 pounds, or go to our Just Giving Page at:
You can also sign up to walk 10,000 steps a day for 40 days in Lent. This can be done as an individual or as a group. Click Walk for Water for more information.
Advent Appeal 2020
We raised £140-00 for the Abigail Housing Destitution Project which provides destitute asylum seekers with accommodation and support in Bradford.
For more information visit the Abigail Housing website.
Leeds Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission
If you would like to explore their website please click here.
Share the Journey Refugee Walk
8 July 2018
On Sunday 8 July 2018 walkers from Skipton joined thousands of others to help complete CAFOD'S 24,900-mile walk around the world in solidarity with refugees. They contributed about 128 miles to the challenges they completed a walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal to Silsden, where they met with walkers from Keighley.
Click here to learn more about CAFOD's Share the Journey walk
Justice and Peace Group
If you would like to join or to find out more about please click here to contact Sheila Gregory or the Parish Office, or just come along to a meeting.
Justice and Peace Group Advent Appeal 2019
SOS Children's Village, Gode, Ethiopia
Looking after our Common Home
Sign the petition to the Prime Minister: