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We’re the Irish Chaplaincy.

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PRISONERS

A prison visiting, information and advocacy service for Irish prisoners in Britain and their families.

TRAVELLERS

Research, advocacy and education to improve the situation of Travellers within the criminal justice system.

SENIORS

Pastoral outreach and befriending to alleviate the social exclusion and loneliness of older Irish people, and to offer a knowledgeable, compassionate and comforting presence for end of life issues and funeral arrangements.

NEW IMMIGRANTS

Advice, pastoral support, signposting, and arranging volunteer opportunities for those Irish people who have recently arrived or are considering moving to Britain.

We’re here to protect and support

Irish Chaplaincy is one of the oldest Irish welfare charities in the UK. For six decades we have been providing practical support to the Irish community in Britain.,

We are an independent social action charity offering culturally sensitive support for Irish immigrants and other people of Irish heritage throughout England and Wales. Since 1957 we have been at the forefront of providing life affirming services for some of the most vulnerable and marginalised Irish people in Britain.

Rooted in the tradition of Catholic Social Teaching, the charitable objects of the Irish Chaplaincy are:

To relieve poverty and advance health amongst people of all faiths and none, and in particular those of Irish nationality or descent, and to provide advocacy on their behalf with statutory authorities and other organisations.

And to develop the capacity of socially and economically disadvantaged Irish persons in such a way that they are better able to identify and meet their needs and participate more fully in society.

Upcoming events

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Our work

Irish Chaplaincy is one of the oldest Irish welfare charities in the UK. For six decades we have been providing practical support to the Irish community in Britain.

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February 22, 2021

Lent – the season for soul sustenance

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March 1, 2021

Springtime

Having just a fortnight before been looking out at snow in the garden, I was thrilled to have the first days of sitting outside in the sun with a cup…

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February 24, 2021 in Blog, Faith

The Fast that Pleases

I’ve got through the first week of Lent with just one small lapse from my alcohol fast. (more…)
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February 22, 2021 in Blog, Faith

Lent – the season for soul sustenance

The word LENT comes from the old English word for SPRING, Lencten, and has to do with the long fast before the great feast of EASTER.  Fasting was one of…
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February 18, 2021 in Blog, Faith

Keep it Secret?

In this social media age it can be tempting to think that if it didn’t appear on Facebook or Instagram, or wasn’t shapchatted or tweeted then it didn’t happen! (more…)
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February 12, 2021 in Blog

Beware the Zoom Filters

If by now some of us have experienced an embarrassing, unplanned moment on zoom then we’re in good company. The latest Youtube video to go viral shows a virtual court…
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