The Guild of St Stephen is an international organisation of Altar Servers founded in England in 1904. It encourages, positively and practically, the highest standards of serving at the Church’s liturgy and so contribute to the whole community’s participation in a more fruitful worship of God.
Catholic groups in London and Hertfordshire
We’ve put together lots of the Catholic groups and organisations that you can get involved with in the Diocese of Westminster – from volunteer work to joining a community. You can use our filter tool below if you’re looking for something in particular. If you’re looking to join a group that meets up regularly, like once a week, then check out What’s On.
We are an international pro-life group, committed to maintaining a peaceful and prayerful presence outside the abortion clinics where our brothers and sisters are put to death. We unite ourselves with these victims, in solidarity with their pain and pray in reparation for the injustice being performed on their tiny bodies. We offer our support to mothers and fathers by providing them with literature and details of the help available.
HIYA is the Catholic Youth Club in Hemel Hempstead, run by the HIYA Youth Worker Claire Pritchard, and a team of volunteers, for all four Catholic parishes in the town. The name HIYA is derived from ‘Hemel Initiative for Youth Action’. The project is managed by a team of representatives, one from each of the four Catholic parishes in Hemel.
Juventutem is a Catholic group for young adults (18-35) with aim of sanctifying the youth using the traditional forms of the sacraments. Weekly Sung Mass, Monthly High Mass.
The K&C Youth Comm is the Catholic Youth Club in Kensington & Chelsea, run by a number of volunteers from across the parishes in the area. The group aids a number of projects in the area, from the SVP Societies weekly outdoor homeless shelter to fundraising for charity. To find out more, check out our website or contact Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Little Way Association is a registered Roman Catholic charity, inspired by St Therese of Lisieux, that aims to help the poor, needy and sick in developing countries. Their mission is to help missionaries make Christ known and loved; to follow the Little Way by imitating St Therese in her love of God and others; and to help all priests and missionaries by prayer and sacrifice.
The purpose of this group is to help young Catholics get to know other young Catholics in London. Being a Catholic is great but sometimes can be difficult – it’s important to have people you can share your faith with as well as deal with the struggles and encourage you too.
We aim to provide a programme of events for young adults (men and women aged 18-35) as they continue to develop on their faith journey. With Masses, socials, pilgrimages, or faith formation opportunities we like to encourage young adults in what can be a very busy world to come together in a community, take time to reflect through attending retreats, or one day sessions or ongoing courses that feed the soul.
Nightfever meets up bi-monthly and takes place on Saturday evenings, with music and adoration. Soft candlelight and gentle, prayerful music fills the parish of St Patrick’s, Soho. Tired workers returning home, the lonely walking aimlessly, young and old seeking evening entertainment and exhausted shoppers are welcomed by Nightfever volunteers to come and light a candle in the church. Some stay for a few minutes, many others are struck by the stillness, beauty and peace.
One Hope Project is a group of friends who love to worship God and love to be in His presence. Our hope is that we can encourage people to get involved, to know what it’s like to be in God’s presence and what it’s like to be free in worship of a God who loves them.
Open Doors is an international ministry serving persecuted Christians and churches worldwide. We supply Bibles, leadership training, literacy programmes, livelihood support and advocacy services. We also seek to mobilise the church in the UK & Ireland not only to serve Christians living under religious persecution but also to learn from them what it means to be a disciple of Jesus.
Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on MP3 players, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study etc. A new prayer session is produced every day of the working week and one session for the weekend. It is not a ‘Thought for the Day’, a sermon or a bible-study, but rather a framework for your own prayer.
Pure in Heart is an international Catholic movement of young adults who, through prayer and friendship, strive together to learn, live and share the truth, beauty and meaning of human sexuality. With our outreach programme in parishes and schools, we aim to empower young people to live God’s call to love as he intended: freely, totally, faithfully and fruitfully, through living chastity.
Today, there are so many people who do not experience the Gospel as Good or as News. It is our mission to help these people experience the love that God has for them. As Redemptorists, our whole life becomes a channel for Christ’s redeeming love, especially for the poor and abandoned, whether in spirit, mind or body.
RISE Theatre is a non-profit community interest theatre company, made up of professional Christian actors and industry creatives. We offer original drama and bespoke workshops and training across the UK for events, festivals, schools, universities and churches. We are passionate about inspiring people of all ages to realise their full potential.
The RMI sisters offer you a place to stay in London. Like all our other houses all over the world, we aim to provide a welcoming, safe and harmonious place to live while you face the challenges of city life in your studies and work. The hostel is based on Christian ideals and values. Young women between the ages of 18 and 25, of any creed or nationality, who are obliged to live away from home for reasons of work or study are all welcome!