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

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Catholic Associations

Aid to the Church in Need

Aid to the Church in Need is a  registered Catholic charity in England and Wales and Scotland with its headquarter at 12-14 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, Surrey SM1 4DA

Tel: 020 8642 8668.


Directly under the Holy See, Aid to the Church in Need supports the faithful wherever they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. ACN is a Catholic charity – helping bring Christ to the world through prayer, information and action. Founded in 1947 by Fr Werenfried van Straaten, whom Pope John Paul II named “and outstanding Apostle of Charity”, the organisation is now at work in about 130 countries throughout the world.

The charity – whose UK office is in Sutton, Surrey – undertakes thousands of projects every year including providing transport for clergy and lay Church workers, construction of church buildings, funding for priests and nuns and help to train seminarians. Since 1979 more than 48 million Aid to the Church in Need Bibles have been printed in 162 languages and been distributed worldwide.

National Director (UK):  Neville Kryke-Smith Tel: 020 8642 8668

Dr. Caroline Hull, North West Manager

20 West Road

Lancaster LA1 5PE

Direct line: 01524 844737; Mobile: 07815 538425

Website at

Shrewsbury Area Secretaries:  

Karen Blundell, Nant y Palmau, Old School Lane, Eryrys, Mold CH7 4BZ.

Tel: 01824 780629 Mobile: 07979 067027


Terry Gorman, Court House, Court Lane, Weaverham, Cheshire CW8 3JQ

Tel: 01606 854454 Mobile: 07808 479145



(Photo courtesy of Aid to the Church in Need)