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

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Catholic Associations

Caritas – Diocese of Shrewsbury


Head Office:

Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury

Wheatland Lane


CH44 7ED


Tel: 0151-652 1281.

Fax: 0151-652 5002.



Chairman: The Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Right Reverend Mark Davies.

Chief executive:  Miss M Kilcoyne

We are the social and community work agency of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Shrewsbury working with children and families.

We provide the following services and activities:

  • Family Support and School Projects in Runcorn
  • Individual counselling for secondary students in Runcorn
  • Family Support work in Wirral
  • Schools Project in primary and secondary schools in Wirral
  • Counselling for Adults and Children
  • Community Hub ( Moreton Area)  Family Support, Drop In for advice, Adult Counselling, Creche, Health and Education programmes
  • Parenting Programmes for those with children in primary and secondary schools
  • PEEP Parenting Programme for Parents and under Two’s
  • Post Adoption work in partnership with Nugent Care
  • Practical help and support to those in need
  • We depend on our voluntary  income from Good Shepherd Collection, Box holders,  standing orders, legacies and fundraising events
  • Opportunities for volunteering


In addition to our Head Office in Birkenhead, we have two bases for our work:

Manchester: St Aiden’s Centre, 230 Wythenshawe Road, Northern Moor, Manchester. M23 OPH.

Runcorn: The Runcorn Family Advice Service,

Holy Spirit Church, Fernhurst, Halton Brook, Runcorn WA7 2NJ.

Tel & Fax: 01928 581459

We are deeply indebted to the people of the Diocese and our volunteers without whose support and dedication we could not carry out this vital work.