Shrewsbury ... shall be a name 'as stirring to the heart as the glories we have lost'

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Catholic Associations


Founded in 1966 to oppose the Abortion Act and since then it has been the driving force behind attempts to change the law, working in branches throughout the country to secure the election of Members of Parliament who will support pro-life legislation. SPUC works to defend each human life from its beginning to its natural end, campaigning against abortion, embryo experimentation, abortifacient methods of birth control and euthanasia.

Special divisions:

ARCH (Abortion Recovery Care and Helpline) supports and counsels women traumatised by abortion.

No Less Human campaigns for the right to life of disabled unborn children and against euthanasia of disabled, elderly and terminally ill people.

Patient Care Helpline supports people who fear family members are being threatened by euthanasia.

Special educational outreach to schools and to Faith Communities – Muslims, Roman Catholics and Evangelicals.

For more information, literature or speakers on abortion or other pro-life issues, contact:

Shrewsbury Diocesan Contact:

Mr Paul Hatchman, 10 Elgin Avenue, Macclesfield SK10 3DX.

Tel: 01625 617216

SPUC Northern Office:

25a Winckley Square, Preston PR1 3JJ.

Tel: 01772 258580.

SPUC Head Office:

3 Whitacre Mews, Stannary Street, London, SE11 4AB.

Tel: 020 7091 7091.