Justice & Peace

Let us be concerned for each other, to stir a response in love and good works.

  • Are you concerned about social injustice ?
  • Do you feel strongly about issues of homelessness and poverty ?
  • Do you think that, as Christians, we should be trying to find practical ways of playing a part in tackling these problems ?
  • Do you think that we in the Church should be confronting the issues of Third World debt and the crippling poverty it has created in many countries ?
  • Does it matter to you that many, many people in the world are denied even the most basic of human rights ?
  • Would you like to be involved in raising your own awareness and that of the parish in these issues ?

If so, then why not come and join us in the Justice and Peace Group ?

Our commitment to Justice and Peace leads us to:

  • Increase awareness of suffering in our community and in our world.
  • Work to develop understanding of the causes of that suffering.
  • Help build a more just and peaceful world.

The foundation of all we do is our Christian faith. We look to the Bible, the social teaching of the Catholic Church, and the example of just men and women for inspiration and guidance. As witnesses to justice and peace we seek to work with other Christians and groups locally and nationally. As a voice within the Church we strive to bring the demands of peace and justice to bear on all our activities and those of our parishes.

We are a friendly group who meet once every month to reflect on the spiritual basis of our commitment and on the issues of the day. We discuss plans for the activities arising from these reflections – these may be liturgical events, speaker meetings, fund-raising, campaigning, publicity events, etc.  These meetings are for all the Catholic churches in Cambridge.

To find out more about the group please contact either Clare Enright or Ron Haynes via the Rectory Office, or simply come along to the next meeting in the Parish Centre Meeting Room at English Martyrs.

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30 pm. New members are always welcome.

Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP)

The Society of St Vincent de Paul is an international, fraternal organisation of Catholic lay people who practice their Christianity by helping those in need on a person to person basis. The members meet weekly, firstly to support their efforts by prayer, and secondly to assess the needs of the poor in their particular area and how on a practical basis to meet that need. The society encourages self-help projects.

If anyone is interested in joining or learning more about the society please contact the Rectory Office, or visit SVP Website: www.svp.org.uk

Aspects of our community life

The community consultation before the summer and Community Meeting held on 22 May 2014 supported the organisation of our activities around six clusters, or ‘petals’ as they were described. These are the areas for which the Community Council will have a special concern, intending to support those involved in these activities and help them flourish.

Aspects