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Province 27 - East Anglia

The Knights of St Columba is the largest Catholic family fraternal service organization in the UK with eight thousand members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Help the Hospices LogoThe work of the knights is carried out at both a local and national level. Following the KSC's successful national 'Wells for Water' campaign, which raised 277.000 in three years, the 'Help the Hospices' project, and the Samaritan organisation, the last National Action Project was to raise funds for Vision Aid Overseas. 30,500 was raised. As of October 2011, the current action project is Aid to the Church in Need/Save the Saveable. You can donate at

We are currently offering places at our National Youth Seminar to young Catholics (16 to 22 years old) in our area. It takes place from mid-day Tuesday 16 to mid-day Friday 19 July 2019 at Hinsley Hall, Headingley. Click National Youth Seminar for more details.

Locally, the Knights of St Columba in Bradford undertake various activities to provide support and assistance to the Community at large, families, the young and Council 211 crib in Scunthorpe the Church. Such service can range from providing financial support for 'good causes' or sponsoring sporting activities for the youth. Knights give freely of their time and energy to enhance the spiritual well-being of the local community; distributing posters; erecting Christmas cribs in prominent places; organising seminars on social teaching; vocation exhibitions and  adopting a moral stance on life issues. 

Donations are made each year to each of the local upper schools in our area.

HYP 2000 Pilgrimage Those less fortunate in society, such as the disabled, those with learning difficulties, special needs and the homeless, also benefit from KSC action. Many Councils support such groups by providing help with transport and travel arrangements, accommodation, running 'soup kitchens' and offering advice to those in need.

Our council, for instance, holds an annual charity concert. The money raised from this is often rounded up, and donated to a local charity. At the concert in 2012, 1,000 was given to the Down's syndrome charity. In previous years, similar sums were given to the Manorlands Hospice, Prostate Cancer Research, Bradford Autistic Support, C.H.A.S., The Alzheimers Society, St. Anthony's Project for Homeless Addicts, The Cenacolo Community and St. Pio Friars.

In the last 10 years, Bradford Council has been able to respond positively to requests for donations from:

  • Peru Mission Fund
  • Sion Catholic Community
  • YEC Trust-Palazzola
  • St. Patrick's Jubilee Fund
  • Catholic Care
  • Diocese of Leeds (Rosaries)
  • Leeds Cathedral Refurbishment
  • Light for the Blind
  • Baildon Action for Youth
  • London Marathon-Flaherty Family
  • St Bede's G.S. Science Project
  • Bradford City Appeal
  • Diabetes U.K.
  • CAFOD- Sudan
  • D. Kelly(Leeds 1/2 Marathon)Cancer Care
  • St. John of God Care Services
  • St. Anthony's Project for Homeless Addicts
  • St. Bede's G.S. Pilgrimage Crosses
  • St. Joseph's Catholic College (Bee Happy)
  • M. Cassidy, Barnoldswick (Drama School)
  • Apostleship of the Sea
  • A Cowell (Maryvale Inst)
  • 4th Cottingley Guide Unit
  • Balasar Appeal - Ushaw Students
  • Inn Churches (via Wellsprings,Bradford)
  • St. Joseph's School Bingley (Multisensory Centre)
  • Downs Syndrome Training and Support
  • Bradford Soup Run
  • Church in Need (Haiti Appeal)
  • Bradford Night Stop
  • Lemon Aid
  • St. Matthew's S.V.P.
  • Aire Valley Youth Group
  • St. Mary's Centre
  • Lourdes Association, and Pilgrims/Helpers



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