Connected organisations

Bromley Churches Housing Action (LATCH)

This group is concerned with homelessness in the Bromley borough and, in particular, runs the LATCH Project, which finds accommodation for homeless young people, aged 16 to 25, by using spare rooms in ordinary households.
Contact: Deacon Duncan on 07957 861404 or email duncan@duncanaitkins.co.uk.

Careplus

This group assists the elderly community of Bromley in performng daily tasks, including shopping.
Contact: Jane Gorey on 07918 142792.

Catenians

An international brotherhood of around 10,000 members in the UK, Australia, Africa, Malta, Ireland and Hong Kong. Our friendship is formed not just through dining and social events, but through caring for each other in sickness and in health and caring for our widows. We have a benevolent fund for those who have suffered misfortune and a bursary fund designed to help young Catholics seeking to help others.
Contact: Barry Mellish on 020 8464 3950 or visit www.thecatenians.co.uk.

Churches Together in Central Bromley

This organsation is affiliated to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. St Joseph’s is a member Parish and we support combined events that are advertised in our weekly newsletter.
Contact: Jill Bulman by email at earlygrey@ntlworld.com.

Deanery Pastoral Council

This council consists of lay representatives from each Parish in the Bromley deanery. It acts as a channel of communication between parishes and provides a focus for organising courses or groups at a deanery level.
Contact: To bring an activity or event to the attention of the deanery, contact Matt Gibbs on 020 8464 8672.

Knights of St Columba

A fraternal organisation of Catholic men whose objectives are to support the hierarchy and clergy in the work of the lay apostolate, and to foster the spiritual and social welfare of members and their families. Council meetings are held in St Joseph’s hall on the third Thursday of each month, and membership is open to all practising Catholic men over the age of 18.
Contact: Geoff Colton on 020 8460 3268 or Anthony Doran on 020 8402 6742.

The Passage

The Passage runs London’s largest voluntary sector resource centre for homeless and vulnerable people. Each day, it helps up to 200 men and women. It has an eight-strong team of Outreach Workers, a 40-bed hostel and 16 self-contained studio flats in Montfort House or email. You can donate to The Passage here.
Contact: 020 7592 1850 or email info@passage.org.uk

Union of Catholic Mothers

This is a group of women actively involved within the parish community, of all ages, of different backgrounds, with different personal circumstances and daily lives. We support each other by phone, email, prayer and by meeting up. The group promotes the upbringing and education of our children within the Catholic faith. Its members belong to a nationwide movement and take part in national events such as pilgrimages. They also bake cakes, make coffees, help at the Christmas Fair and hold bring-and-buy sales. The UCM is a charity and through various activities raises modest funds that are donated to other charities. It is an evolving group and new members are always welcome.
Contact: Sheila Hayter on 020 8460 1492 or email srhayter@yahoo.co.uk.