Welcome. Fáilte.

Supporting excluded, vulnerable and isolated Irish people in Britain since 1957.

Our offices are closed.  We are RESPONDING TO PHONE MESSAGES AND EMAILS as best we can during office hours.  The Silver Line, 7 days a week 24 hour help line for older people on 0800 470 8090.  Stay Safe and Stay Well.

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Support for seniors

No one should feel alone. We offer support, friendship and advocacy services.

Support for prisoners

We visit prisoners, offering compassion to them and their families and encourage fairer treatment in prisons.

Support for Irish Travellers

Advocating for the human rights of Travellers and helping to improve their situation in the criminal justice system.

The Irish Chaplaincy is the only charity supporting Irish prisoners in England and Wales. As a result of the research we’ve introduced, many prisons have rethought their approach to Travellers. We believe in a fairer more just society.


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April 3, 2020

Covid-19 advice and support

Irish Chaplaincy Services in Response to Coronavirus / Covid-19 Our office closed on March 17th and all staff are now working from home. We are not able, for the time…
April 2, 2020 in Archive News, Blog

Pam Dodds RIP

Zoom calls have quickly become a part of the ‘new normal’, and I’ve even now participated in my first zoom remembrance service. (more…)
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April 2, 2020 in Archive News, General, Older Irish People

Alice Kennedy RIP

There is shared heartbreak in our communications this morning.   We learned early today of the passing of Alice Kennedy.  Our condolences to Alice's relatives and friends.  Alice stood out because…
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March 30, 2020 in Archive News, Blog

Famine or Feast?

I never thought I’d live to see empty supermarket shelves in the UK; or having to queue up to even enter the store. (more…)
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March 26, 2020 in Archive Newsletters, Blog

The World is Still a Handkerchief

The seafront at Herne Bay was eerily quiet. (more…)
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