The Annual Conference of the National Justice & Peace Network:

The Annual Conference of the National Justice & Peace Network takes place at Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 July 2024 and has the theme of “Just Politics”.

At a time when integrity and truth in politics and public life is very much under the spotlight, the national conference theme of “Just Politics” is very relevant.

The conference brings together people interested in Justice and Peace from across the country for talks, workshops, networking and inspiration to encourage us to put our faith and Catholic Social Teaching into practice.

The conference chair will be Sir John Battle, ex MP, chair of Leeds Diocese Justice and Peace Commission who many of us heard at our AGM this year. There are a speakers and workshops lined up, a conference programme for young people and a youth forum on the Saturday evening facilitated by Westminster Justice and Peace commission.

For more details email Liz Archibald at:

Interfaith Prayer Vigil at Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre (DIRC)

Our prayer vigils continue with our next one on Sunday 7 April at 3.00pm – 3.45pm at the barrier to the Derwentside Immigration Removal Centre, Medomsley DH8 6QY.

If you cannot attend in person, perhaps you could join us in prayer from home. There is an online version of the vigil on the Diocesan website which you can find here.

You can download our most recent booklet with the prayers and readings we use here.

For more information email: