This page gives a number of useful links to Catholic and other Organisations that support the moral stance of the Catholic Church
and   Sister Parishes (Dorset Deanery)
other Parishes (home and abroad)
Aid to the Church in Need is an international Catholic charity under the guidance of the Holy Father. For more than half a century, we have been serving the persecuted and suffering Church around the world.

Each year, Aid to the Church in Need supports more than 5,000 projects in 145 countries across the globe. Our shared goal: To help strengthen the Church and keep the Faith alive.

Where there is darkness and despair, we provide light, hope, and a constant sign that the Church is a dynamic, single, universal body in Christ.

For ideas on how you can help ACN, please click here
CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

CAFOD believes that all human beings have a right to dignity and respect, and that the world's resources are a gift to be shared equally by all men and women, whatever their race, nationality or religion.

Underpinning CAFOD's work is a deeply held set of values that are central to its ethos and identity. We act based on principles of compassion, solidarity, stewardship and hope.

Confronted by immense poverty and suffering, CAFOD's most fundamental response is compassion - standing alongside excluded communities, sharing resources, uniting in prayer, defending rights and challenging the systems that keep people poor.
Catholic Culture
Catholic Culture is a website set up to provide internet users with reliable Catholic editorial oversight, commentary and direction. This website is one of the first, largest and most well-known faithful Catholic websites on the Internet.
For those young people planning to take a gap year before going up to University or settling down to a career, why not use your talents to serve in a Church based environment?

This website shows the many Catholic gap year opportunities that exist, many here in the UK, from working with disabled people to evangelisation and youth centre work.
The purpose of the Faith Movement, in harmony with the Trust Deed of the Faith-Keyway Trust (registered charity no. 278314 in English Law) made on July 13th 1979, is to advance the Catholic Faith in the modern world. We work together in a living, sacramental practice of our faith to attract people to discipleship of Jesus Christ. We accept unequivocally all the defined teachings and Councils of the Church from Jerusalem to Vatican II and we profess our loyalty to the Magisterium in communion with the See of Peter.
The Family Education Trust (Family and Youth Concern), is a national educational trust which researches the causes and consequences of family breakdown. It has no political or religious affiliations and is funded entirely by voluntary donations. It neither solicits nor accepts government funding, directly or indirectly.

A community of stable families has fewer problems with crime, anti-social behaviour and isolation than a community in which short-lived relationships are the norm. For this reason we believe that public policy should support the traditional family.
The Maryvale Institute is the International college for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education. Maryvales 'distance learning' approach has proved to be a significant factor in the appeal of our programmes and is ideally suited to the life styles of those for whom full-time education is not possible.
St Thomas More
The Saint Thomas More Legal Centre exists to provide specialist free legal advice and assistance in cases involving issues of Religious Freedom or Religious Discrimination in England and Wales. It is a predominantly Roman Catholic Organisation in origin and ethos but offers its services to all Christians in support of shared Christian principles and faith.
The Vatican's TV Channel offers news coverage of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI and of relevant Vatican events. It is updated daily.
The Vatican's Astronomical Observatory has historical roots and traditions making it one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world. The first foreshadowing of the Observatory can be traced to the constitution by Pope Gregory XIII of a committee to study the scientific data and implications involved in the reform of the calendar which occurred in 1582. The committee included Father Christoph Clavius, a Jesuit mathematician from the Roman College, who expounded and explained the calendar reform, now known as the Gregorian Calendar and used throughout the whole world today.
Zenit is a non-profit international newsagency of professionals and volunteers, publishing daily newsletters. Its objective is to inform about the "world seen from Rome," with professionalism and faithfulness to the truth.

Zenit aims to view the modern world through the messages of the Pope and the Holy See; to report the happenings of the Church; and to provide information regarding the topics, debates and events that are especially interesting to Christians worldwide. ZENIT carries out this service independently.
Sister Parishes in the Dorset Deanery (links to contact details and Website where available)
Beaminster: St. John

Blandford Camp Army Chaplaincy (served from Our Lady and St Cecilia)

Blandford Forum: Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Cecilia

Bournemouth (Kinson): Christ the King

Bournemouth: Our Lady of Victories and St. Bernadette

Bovington Army Camp (served from St Joseph's Wool)

Bridport: Ss. Mary and Catherine

Chideock: Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and St. Ignatius

Dorchester: Holy Trinity

Marnhull: Our Lady and St Benedict

Lulworth: St. Mary's

Part of the Parish of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs and St Joseph

Poole (Broadstone): St. Anthony of Padua

Poole (Parkstone): Ss. Joseph and Walburga

Poole (Upper Parkstone): Our Lady of Fatima

Poole (Wimborne Road): St. Mary's

Shaftesbury: The Holy Name and St. Edward the Martyr

Sherborne: Sacred Heart and St Aldhelm

Swanage: The Holy Spirit and St. Edward

Wareham: St. Edward the Martyr

Part of the Parish of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs and St Joseph

West Moors: St. Anthony's

Wimborne: St. Catherine

Wool: St. Joseph

The Parish of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs and St Joseph
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Other Parishes who have links
with us
St Thomas More, Centennial, Colorado
St Thomas More, Centennial, Colorado is about 25 years old. It is a larger parish than ours with some 6,200 households. It has recently begun an extensive building programme (its Jubilee vision) to renovate the Church, Rectory and Parish Facilities.

Its website has a lot of material and is very interesting.
Church of the Holy Ghost, Devon
The Church of the Holy Ghost, Raddenstile Lane, Exmouth EX8 2JH

A Roman Catholic community in South Devon.
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