Parish Groups

Catholic Women's League

We are actively involved in all  aspects of parish work, flowers, readers, Eucharistic ministers,  Deanery Council, church housekeeping, etc. 

New members are always very welcome.  

Contact: Lorna Mullett (Chair)  01768 840903


Helpers of the Holy Spirit Sisters, Zambia

The Congregation of the Holy Spirit Sisters are attached to the Catholic  Diocese of Monze in Southern Zambia.  The sisters live in the townships and rural communities, leaving their community each day to work among  the poor in schools, hospitals and rural clinics, visiting the sick,  caring for the orphaned and assisting families afflicted with AIDs. They draw strength from prayer and their community life.  We support the sisters by our prayer, fundraising and constant interest in their work and life.

Contact: Judith Bayley/Laura Reid


North Cumbria LIFE Group

LIFE is a pro-life charity that supports anyone facing a crisis pregnancy, pregnancy loss or after an abortion, and strives to engage, inspire and inform the next generation. 

Locally we run a monthly Drop-In at Waterton Hall, Warwick Square, Carlisle where we can offer a counselling service with skilled listeners (or by appointment with a counsellor). We supply baby clothes and equipment free of charge to anyone in need and we liaise with local agencies to help and support new families.

Contact: or National Helpline 0808 8025433


The St Vincent de Paul Society tackles poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.

The concept of need is broader than financial hardship, so visiting the sick, the lonely, the addicted, the imprisoned and those suffering from disabilities form a large proportion of our work.

Co-ordinator: Mary Coen

APF/Missio Supporting the Missions

Mill Hill missionaries are sent to the most remote places in the world to show the love of Christ to those who are in need, both spiritually and materially. We publish Mission Today, a quarterly magazine that keeps supporters up to date with mission news and we collect funds for overseas mission through the famous Red Boxes found in over 200,000 homes.

Co-ordinator: Teresa Mathews


We work with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. We work with people of all faiths and none.

Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.

Co-ordinator: Janice Wrench