The Social Justice Network

The Social Justice Network brings people together to share best practice and build capacity. Issues of low income, debt, lack of skills, poor mental health and isolation are complex and closely interlinking, trapping communities and individuals in a web of poverty.

Our vision is to see all churches, in every community, coming together to tackle these issues through action, prayer and giving. The Social Justice Network works closely with the Communities and Partnerships team at Canterbury Diocese to provide support to churches in Kent.

We aim to deliver work through innovative partnerships with other charities, voluntary organisations and local authorities. We aim to improve access to resources, make local work more effective, and create a framework for others to respond to the social challenges in Kent.

We engage with churches of all denominations, as well as faith based organisations, to encourage them to work together and with others in responding to poverty and marginalisation. Through the Communities and Partnerships department at Canterbury Diocese we offer practical advice and guidance to parishes considering how they can better serve the socially and financially deprived in their communities.

The Works of Mercy: Being the Hands and Heart of Christ

An eight part series of talks, at Canterbury Cathedral, given by those who work with the most vulnerable in our society.

In these talks, on the seven works of mercy, we will hear from members of the Diocesan Social Justice Network including those who minister to the most vulnerable in our society, and explore together how we can reflect the compassion and mercy of Christ in our own way.

Dates and titles of all standalone talks in the series (all at 6:30pm):

  • 18 May – Introduction to the Works of Mercy (video available)
  • 25 May – Harbour the Homeless
  • 31 May – Visit the Sick
  • 8 June – Give Drink to the Thirsty
  • 15 June – Feed the Hungry
  • 22 June – Welcome the Stranger
  • 29 June – Visit the Prisoner
  • 6 July - Bury the Dead and Concluding Comments

You can find out more and get your free tickets here.


The Social Justice Network is a registered charity No: 1159936, and a UK Limited Company No: 8763875

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