For more information on Domestic Abuse and the COVID-19 crisis see also Guidance for parishes from the Bishops' Conference. 


 Rt Rev Terence Patrick Drainey, Bishop of Middlesbrough comments: 
I am grateful to the National Board of Catholic Women for producing this booklet in this most timely fashion.  It  helps us to see what effects this terrible crime has on individuals' lives. It poses the questions that many of us want to ask, and offers practical guidance and advice, clearly explaining the Church’s teaching on this matter.  I recommend this booklet to you, not only to help to inform you but as a ready resource to raise awareness and ways of support.."  

Raising Awareness of 

Domestic Abuse

New Edition 2020

A Message from our President

I am happy to welcome Abbot Hugh Allan o.praem as our new Episcopal Liaison and thank him for his support and kindness throughout the year. We are looking forward to working with him on our National Board of Catholic Women journey.

Whoever would have thought at the last AGM we would be in the position we are today?  Our world completely changed due to the horrendous global coronavirus pandemic.

COVID- 19 will forever change the way we work.

Click here for the rest of the President's letter.

​​​ Decision Making  about Care in the Corona Virus Pandemic  

What options you have about treatment at home or in hospital . 

Since the global COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the UK in March 2020, there has been a 49% increase in calls and online requests for help relating to domestic abuse.  The National Board of Catholic Women has released a new version of its guide to pastoral care and recognising abuse. It is being sent to all Bishops and parishes and available online.  Click here to  view

Next meeting:  Saturday 24th October 2020 by Zoom. 


Margaret Clark

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