Us and Justice & Peace
in the parish of St Francis of Assisi in South Ascot UK

Updated on Tuesday, 21 May 2013

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Click her to read about our schools'
great efforts in CAFOD fundraising

Our ecumenical evening in support
of this great nationwide campaign
7.30pm on Friday 7th June 2013
Click here for details


Click here to hear the choirs of
St Francis Primary School giving the world premiere
of the Spirit of Romero S


50th Birthday present of
a Romero Cross

Speaking Out for Fairtrade
by school and church -
triggering a nationwide initiative
for 2013

Supporting The Medaille Trust
which cares for victims of trafficking

Helping ANAWIM

in their care for women in need
in Birmingham

Sowing a Harvest of Hope

on Social Justice Actions
by local churches and schools

Buttoning Down
a Holocaust Memorial
to help secondary school education

Supporting a Food Bank

that addresses pockets of local poverty


WELCOME to a website supplementing the Justice & Peace information at the parish

This one aims to carry detailed and up-to-date news about what we've actually been doing for Justice & Peace.

Justice & Peace is very much about addressing the question that so many people in Catholic parishes ask today: how can we help and respond to those communities and individuals in need - locally, nationally, and across the world? 

As with other parishes, at St Francis we've been committing J&P for many years! 

But we thought it would be useful to show and celebrate the different ways we have of actually working for social justice - by our parishioners, schools, groups and others.

Catholic dioceses in England & Wales (and in many other countries) have their own form of Justice & Peace commission. For information on the National J&P Network, please click here. 

In Portsmouth Diocese, matters relating to J&P have been steered through the Department for Pastoral Formation which offers a wide range of activities for parishes to engage with its issues.

You may also be interested in the resources and information provided by the UK organisation Catholic Social Teaching.

St Francis now has a small J&P steering group, started in late 2011. Our purpose is to help promote and encourage social justice activities in the parish as a whole.

The Group meets up occasionally, and anyone in the parish and beyond is welcome to come along and join in the discussions.

If' you'd like to get more information or updates on Justice & Peace activities in the parish, just contact

Or keep your eye on the newsletter or the noticeboard - or this website.

Our unique CAFOD Romero Cross celebrating 50 years
of the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development 1962-2012

St Francis parish priest Fr Tom Taaffe
with Sister Ann Teresa, Trustee and
founding member of The Medaille Trust
during her Lenten visit to talk
to everyone at Mass.

Some of the 60,000 Thirst for Change
campaign messages sent to Downing Street -
plus 500 more sung by St Francis!

St Francis Primary banner and bunting
speaking out for Fairtrade
outside school and inside the church