Once every five years we visit every parish in England and Wales to say Thank You to all those people who have a Red Box or give directly to care for our Church family around the world.
Either a Mill Hill Missionary or trained lay person comes to your parish for the weekend to speak at each Mass and meet with people to answer any questions. If anyone does not already have a Red Box, they can sign up to have one – or to give annually, or via Direct Debit.
This five-yearly Appeal is one which the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales encourages every parish to take up.
If you think your parish is due an Appeal, or if you have any questions about an upcoming Appeal, please contact your local Appeals Coordinator:
Arundel and Brighton, Clifton, Portsmouth, Plymouth or Southwark contact Millie Fernandez on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01628 626207
Birmingham, Cardiff, Clifton, Menevia, Shrewsbury or Wrexham contact Lorraine Butler on email@example.com or call 01704 835870
Brentwood, East Anglia, Northampton, Nottingham or Westminster contact Margaret Tackney on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01628 674172
Hallam, Hexham and Newcastle, Leeds, or Middlesbrough contact Siobhan McLoughlin on email@example.com or call 01704 835870
Lancaster, Liverpool or Salford contact Joanne Walsh on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01704 875048
Resources for an Appeal
The Appealer will bring with them everything they need, including Red Boxes, membership forms and leaflets.
Below you can download suggested items for your parish newsletter in the week before the Appeal, the week of the Appeal, and the week after the Appeal! There are also suggested prayers of the faithful and quotations.
Red Box Children’s Liturgy
You can download a Children’s Liturgy which can be used on the weekend of the Appeal (or after it) to explain to children about the Red Box. If your parish has a Children’s Liturgy, please do pass this onto the relevant member of the parish.