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“The Closer to Christ Campaign is a ‘call to action’ which invites parishioners to become more fully and sacrificially involved in the life of the Church”

"All the baptised share the privileges and responsibilities of being part of the Church"

Olimometer 2.52

£379,000 raised

118 pledges

£3,216 average pledge

By now, hopefully everyone who wishes to receive an information pack should have received one. If not, please let us know or one can be picked up at the back of the church.
Along with supporting our clergy, this project will allow us to develop our church in time for our centenary. This will involve the construction of a new welcoming space that can provide the capacity to properly welcome individuals to our church and the opportunity to host small events and gatherings for our parishioners.

Closer to Christ is a fundraising initiative that will deliver resources (pastoral, financial and expertise) for the whole Diocese including here at English Martyrs. It will help to ensure the future viability of our Catholic community by addressing the growing demands.

We want to teach people about Him, to connect people with communities and parishes focused on Him, and to reach out to those who have never heard about Him. The Closer to Christ Campaign will provide new energy and vitality and the financial resources required to fulfil this vision.

Every Catholic throughout the Diocese will be provided with the opportunity to learn more about the Closer to Christ Campaign and its impact. We wish for all parishioners to make an informed decision that is right for them and encourage everyone to ask questions and to give prayerful consideration to their commitment.

You may have already heard of the Closer to Christ Campaign but this will officially be launch during August to the whole parish with the hope that each parishioner will join with us in this journey.

Any giving given through the Closer to Christ Campaign will have a direct impact on parish funds helping us to see our centenary welcome project take shape.

Closer to Christ

Bringing People Closer to Jesus Christ Through His Church

· C L E R G Y ·

Providing for Retired Clergy, Promoting Vocations and Training Seminarians, Supporting Clergy in Active Ministry.

· P A R I S H  ·

Local building campaign to enhance hospitality and welcome.