St. Polycarp: Saint of the Day for Sunday, February 23, 2020

Our Charity Work

Charity Work


HOMELINK This is a registered charity offering interest free loans for rent in advance, and/ or damage deposits to those who are homeless or threatened with being made homeless. It was launched from Sacred Heart Parish in December 1997, receiving charity status in February 1998. In 2017 it supported 103 new loans.
The charity works in partnership with Lewes District Council who will often make referrals from their housing department. The loans are for local people within the Lewes area , Peacehaven, Newhaven, Seaford and surrounding rural areas. Although the charity is a Christian organisation, it supports those in need, who have any faith ,or none at all.
Our parish is proud to be assocated with this active , and worthwhile local organization.
Further information can be found on their website
Alternatively contact by telephone 01273 479541

The Soup run operates 7 days a week 7-8.30pm in two locations on the seafront . Several of our parishoners are involved with this charity.
It is run by teams of volunteers usually 4 per shift . It manages entirely on donations and apart from offering welcome food to those in need, it also supports them with friendship . They are always happy to welcome new volunteers . Further information at or call Margaret 01273 501284

Sacred Heart Parish donates generously each week without fail to those in need in the area.
The system supports people who have been referred by either social services, doctors, or other recognized support organisations.
Occasionally, demand exceeds the available stock. When this occurs , supplies are sent from other food banks in nearby towns.

MISSIO – ( Mill Hill Missionaries)
This is an international missionary association for the Propagation of The Faith.
Our parish supports both with prayers, and the “ red box “ system . This is when a parishioner chooses to donate by having a special collection box in their home, and donates what they can ,at a time to suit themselves. The boxes are emptied every 6 months.j

Provides practical and pastoral care to all seafarers regardless of belief nationality or rank.
In all the main ports of the UK teams of volunteers supported by a Pastor, visit thousands of ships in dock each year to offer welfare services and advice, practical and pastoral help, care and friendship.
Sacred Heart Parish situated in a busy port town, is a generous supporter of this charity.