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Welcome to the Department for Pastoral Affairs for the Diocese of Westminster
Our main work falls within three areas: Marriage and Family Life, The Vulnerable and Marginalised and The Dignity of the Person.
I look forward to your using this web site as an opportunity for sharing in the work of the Lord in our Diocese.
With every blessing - Bishop Bernard Longley - Chair, Department of Pastoral Affairs

Marriage and Family Life
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SmartLoving Refreshes Marriages - Retrouvaille helps when they are Troubled
SmartLoving Marriage is for couples at all ages and stages of their marriage who dont want to just drift along in their relationship, who understand the need to keep working at it and at the same time to celebrate what they have together. This two-day non-residential marriage seminar draws on the wisdom of the authentic Catholic teaching on the Theology of the Body, bringing a fresh perspective and renewed joy in your love for each other. New dates for 2014 February 15 & 16. June 21 & 22. October 18 & 19. Retrouvaille UK is part of a world-wide Catholic apostolate offering a lifeline to couples whose marriages are deeply troubled. Read on to find out more about both initiatives. more >>

The Vulnerable and Marginalised
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The St John Southworth Fund - Responding to Need in 2012
The St John Southworth Fund Annual Report of 2011 gives examples of the projects and needs that received grants in the past year.  Since its inception in 2007, the fund has given over 2 million in grants and with the current economic difficulties the number of applications is rising. more >>

The Dignity of the Person
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Respecting the Life-Bearer - the Dignity and Vocation of Woman
A CALL AND A TASKRespecting and defending the special vocation of woman as life-bearer is given to men and women. Sadly, in many places around the world, the role of women as bearers of life is under attack. Their capacity to nurture new life is seen as a problem, instead of something which should inspire honour, gratitude and a profound respect. more >>

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