The Justice and Peace Commission

In this issue we listen for the voices of those who are rarely heard, for reasons of loneliness and homelessness. Stories include:

  • The Friendship Group at St Patrick’s in Leicester, one of many parishes tackling social isolation beyond the church’s walls
  • Ideas for marking World Homeless Day this October, and responding to a pastoral letter on the subject being penned by Bishop Patrick
  • How one parish Justice and Peace group in Leicester lends an ear to the needs of the parish and the world, and act on what they hear.

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The Nottingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission works towards exploring the causes of injustice, increasing awareness among others of these issues, praying that unjust situations might be changed for the better, working for justice both at home and abroad and providing practical assistance for those in need. The Commission works through parish groups, ecumenical groups, inter-faith groups, through individuals and other contacts. Please contact Paul Bodenham, Programme Leader for Social Action, at

Book now for the 2019 Justice and Peace Assembly on Saturday 2 November at St Thomas More, Leicester.

At a time of growing polarisation in our society, join us for a day to heal wounds, risk reconciliation and build the common good.


Fostering communities of loving service

God is love, and he calls us to love, generously and joyfully. Here in the Diocese of Nottingham an opportunity is emerging to respond to that call afresh.

We’re calling the project Faith into Action. Find out how you can be part of it.

The catalyst is a grant from the national Caritas Social Action Network, matched by support from our own Justice and Peace Commission. The grant comes at a fertile moment, as Bishop Patrick is encouraging us to encounter Christ anew, grow as disciples and look outward in mission.

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Get involved

You are at the heart of the work of the Justice and Peace Commission. Faith into Action is an invitation to the whole people of the Diocese of Nottingham, in parishes, chaplaincies, Catholic organisations and schools. There are many ways you can get involved: