Support Our Retired Priests

Friday 16th November 2018

Some years ago, The Diocese of Salford established a Retired Priests’ Fund to ensure all priests can receive the accommodation, care and support they need in their retirement.

There are now 68 priests in the Diocese and more priests are expected to retire in the coming years. Many of these priests remain very active in retirement and often, when possible, provide support to parish clergy enabling them to take a period of holiday away from their parishes.

The Retired Priests’ Fund covers needs such as:

  • Assistance with housing
  • Assistance with living costs and accommodation
  • Care during convalescence
  • Nursing care for sick and infirm priests
  • Minor repairs and maintenance of accommodation

We aim to ensure that our priests, having retired from parish or other ministries, are financially secure.

With a greater number of retired priests there is an increasing call on the Retired Priests’ Fund to support them.

Most of our Diocesan priests work long into their late seventies, caring for the spiritual life and welfare of their people, often to the detriment of their own long-term welfare, and need care and support in their well-deserved retirement.

Each year we hold an Annual Appeal and Special Collection to build up the fund so that we can provide for our retired priests. This year the appeal is held this weekend.

This will take place as a second or retiring collection through which you can give a donation using the special envelope provided by your parish.

You can also make a one-off or more regular donation to the Retired Priests’ Fund by completing a Standing Order Form please contact for more information on how to do this.

Thank you for your generosity to this appeal.

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