About Us

About Caritas Plymouth

Caritas Plymouth shares in the mission of the Catholic Church.

We support the network of social action charities and parishes within the Plymouth Diocese, working in partnership with them to help poor, vulnerable and marginalised people.


To express Christian love for all people through the practical service of those in need, of all faiths and none, by:

  • Increasing support to those in need
  • Increasing volunteering and befriending
  • Making a greater contribution to the common good of society
  • Enhancing education and formation within the Christian community, helping people appreciate the importance of sharing, respect and love in the spirit of the Gospel.

For more information please see our Terms of Reference (draft).

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The Caritas Plymouth network

The Caritas Plymouth network is a confederation of local Catholic charities and parishes.

The network will provide mutual support, strategic direction and added value.

It will also develop social action projects which address local need or unite parishes for the common good of society. 

Our partners are:

The Apostleship of the Sea        www.apostleshipofthesea.org.uk  
The Catenians   www.thecatenians.com
The Catholic Women's League   www.catholicwomensleaguecio.org.uk
The St Vincent de Paul Society   www.svp.org.uk
The Catholic Children's Society   www.ccsplymouth.org.uk
Justice and Peace   www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/plymouth
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  Catholic womens   Jandp  

The Diocese 

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Caritas Plymouth is one of 22 diocesan Caritas organisations who form part of the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) in England and Wales. 

Caritas Social Action Network is an agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, and an independent charity.  It is a member of Caritas Internationalis, within the Caritas Europa group.

Bishop crop

The Diocese of Plymouth stretches from the Isles of Scilly in Cornwall to Bournemouth in Dorset. It includes all of Devon, all of Cornwall and parts of Dorset. The Diocese includes 32 Catholic primary and 6 Catholic secondary schools. 

The ninth Bishop of Plymouth is the Right Reverend Mark O’Toole.

The Patron Saint of Caritas Plymouth is St Boniface 



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