The love of neighbour is first and foremost a personal response to the love of God shown to us by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. It is our desire to give back what we have received – everlasting love, life and hope. We desire collectively to respond to this gift and it follows that love of neighbour is the hope for the entire ecclesial community at every level, from the local community to the particular church and to the Church universal in its entirety.


We believe that our diocesan structure provides an ideal foundation for the mission of the Church; the ethnic and linguistic diversity of our communities, our response to the command to be ‘fishers of men’, our belief in salvation through Jesus Christ, the wealth of Catholic Social Teaching and how each of these will affect our way of working ‘for such a time as this’. This requires order and organisation.


Caritas Diocese of Portsmouth exists to enable the support, teaching, promotion, ordering and organisingof this constitutive element of Church within the parishes, schools, pastoral areas and deaneries of our diocese. Where relevant, Caritas Diocese of Portsmouth will work across the Framework For Collaboration with other teams and other vicariates.



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Mailing address: Caritas, Administration Offices, Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth, PO1 3QA

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