Leeds Province 5

  

Province 27 - East Anglia


The Knights of St Columba is the largest Catholic family fraternal service organization in the UK with eight thousand members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.


Help the Hospices LogoThe work of the knights is carried out at both a local and national level. Following the KSC's successful national 'Wells for Water' campaign, which raised 277.000 over the past three years, the following National Action Project supported the 'Help the Hospices' movement. The current project is providing support for the Samaritans.

Locally, the Knights of St Columba undertake various activities to provide support and assistance to the Community at large, families, the young and Council 211 crib in Scunthorpe the Church. Such service can range from providing financial support for 'good causes' or sponsoring sporting activities for the youth. Knights give freely of their time and energy to enhance the spiritual well-being of the local community; distributing posters; erecting Christmas cribs in prominent places; organising seminars on social teaching; vocation exhibitions and  adopting a moral stance on life issues. 

Leeds Province of the Knights of St Columba own and manage a Probation Hostel - St John's Approved Premise in Leeds. Here, we can rehabilitate up to 28 offenders, working with and supervised by the National Probation Service.

HYP 2000 Pilgrimage Those less fortunate in society, such as the disabled, those with learning difficulties, special needs and the homeless, also benefit from KSC action. Many Councils support such groups by providing help with transport and travel arrangements, accommodation, running 'soup kitchens' and offering advice to those in need.

Local councils in Leeds Province take part in many activities, including: erecting cribs at Christmas, ecumenical services, etc. Brothers of Sheffield Council undertake work on the St Luke's Hospice weekend Ward Kitchen Rota. They also participate in the management and support of the Diocese of Hallam University Chaplaincies Association. Assistance is regularly given at Fountains Abbey and Padley Chapel. Bradford Council organise an annual charity concert, with proceeds donated to a local charity.

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