Areas of Work

Our work is based in South London and part of East Surrey, the area covered by the Diocese of Southwark.

Over the years the gap between the rich and poor has widened in the country due to multiple factors including, low supply of affordable housing, housing costs, low-paid and insecure jobs and overall wages not keeping up with the higher cost of living. A significant number of families and individuals are struggling to make ends meet. The effects are clear, for example:

• In the parish of St. John The Evangelist, Angell Town child poverty rate is 46%, the highest in the diocese and over double the national average of 21%.

Besides material poverty, is also the growing issue of social isolation and loneliness and related consequences on people's mental health which we cannot afford to ignore.

These are just a handful of the issues facing communities. Together Southwark is committed to doing all it can to resource churches in these areas of work and foster partnership with communities to respond to such needs and the many others local people face.

If you would like more information about the Diocese of Southwark, please visit the website of the Diocese.

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