We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

We reach out to people living in poverty with practical help, whatever their religion or culture. Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, we have the potential to reach everyone. And we campaign for global justice, so that every woman, man and child can live a full and dignified life.



Who Are We?
Traidcraft is the original fair trade pioneer in the UK - challenging the norm, fighting injustices and breaking rules for over four decades. We advocate the importance of organic farming, sustainability and transparency to the lives of growers and artisans around the world.


Marriage Care

We offer marriage preparation, relationship counselling and more
We specialise in helping couples build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships, and in providing support in times of relationship difficulty.

Why? Because better relationships make for better lives, more stable families and a stronger society.

We’re ready to help, whatever your circumstances.


Catholic Treasury

Catholic belief, prayers and spiritual teaching

This is not an 'official' site but submits in all things to the Holy See. We feature a LIBRARY of spiritual books to read online.

Link: catholictreasury

St Barnabas Cathedral

Cathedral Church of Saint Barnabas, the seat of the Bishop of Nottingham and the chief Church for Roman Catholics living in the Diocese of Nottingham.

The stone-built Cathedral, with its 150 foot spire, has been a conspicuous landmark in the city of Nottingham for more than 150 years, and today the Cathedral remains an important part in the life of the city as well as a thriving part of the body of the Roman Catholic Church in England.

This beautiful church was designed and built under renowned architect A.W.N. Pugin and the foundation stone was laid by Bishop Nicholas Wiseman in 1842, who had brought with him the relics of Saint Barnabas from Rome. The Cathedral's importance in the restoration of the Church in England is not inconsiderable, as at the time of its opening the Cathedral was the largest Catholic church to have been built in England since the Reformation.


The National Association of Catholic Families

We are helping families to build the new civilisation of love. What we are is essentially very simple. We are Catholic families who try to give one another mutual, moral, spiritual and social support in a culture that is now at war with our values. This we do by linking committed Catholic families locally, nationally and internationally but always with the simple intention of mutual support.

We are answering the call by our Holy Father, Pope John Paul, for families to be what they are. The work of the NACF is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Familiaris Consortio, The Holy See’s Charter of the Rights of the Family and Evangelium Vitae.

For more information, please visit the website at:

Society for the Protection of Unborn Children

SPUC campaigns for legal protection for innocent human beings from conception to natural death. Thus, we are concerned with issues such as abortion, euthanasia and embryo research.

The Nottingham Branch of SPUC meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (except August). We provide speakers in schools, lobby MPs, run fundraising events and so on.

We are always looking for people to help out in any way.
The local contact is David Paton,.

Tel:  (0115) 923 1397


Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service

“The Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service provides opportunities for young people to discover community, come to a friendship with Christ and a deeper awareness of themselves”

The beginnings of the Nottingham Diocesan Catholic Youth Service can be traced back to the 1960s when Lady Albermarle produced a report on the ‘Training of part-time Youth Leaders’. A National College was established in Leicester to train people in youth work and a Catholic Youth Service Council emerged in partnership with local authorities. In our own diocese, retreats for boys had been taking place for some time at Mount St Mary’s College, Spinkhill, many parishes had youth clubs and the Diocesan Youth Committee did valiant work all over the diocese.


Nottingham Diocese

The Diocese of Nottingham is a very large diverse area covering Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and most of Nottinghamshire with rural, coastal and inner-city areas.