The Newman Association
About Us

The Newman Association’s link with Cardinal Newman is in sharing his desire for an instructed laity and in striving to be a means to that end. Our memorandum of association (stiffened by 1940’s legal starch)gives our main object as:

“To further the mission to the world of the Christian religion with particular reference to the Roman Catholic Church and in the light of the life and work of the Blessed John Henry Newman, by promoting greater understanding of the Christian faith and the application of its principles to the contemporary world.

In furtherance of the above object, the Association shall have power:

  • to organise conferences, meetings, study groups and discussion groups;
  • to make representations in matters of Christian interest;
  • to publish books, periodicals, papers, pamphlets and articles; and
  • to publicise in any way the results of study and research undertaken in the promotion of its object.”
The Association is a company limited by guarantee and not having a share capital, and is also a registered charity: No.1006769.

The Association is governed by a nationally elected Council, with current membership shown on the Contact Us page.
Local Circles are run by elected Committees.

The Association does not seek to be a “Church within a Church” – the only qualification for membership
being to be a baptised Christian. The Association's talks are open to all, members and guests, and we seek to co-operate with national and local Church organisations, and in promoting ecumenical relations and partnerships.

The Association is a member of the National Council of Lay Associations; a member of the National Board of Catholic Women; advisory bodies to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

On the international front, the Newman Association is a member of Pax Romana the International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, and of Andante – a ‘European alliance of Catholic women’s organisations’. Pax Romana is recognised by the Vatican and as a non-Governmental organisation at the United Nations. Andante is a full rights member of the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations and this Conference is recognised as an institution of the Council of Europe.

From time to time there have been special interest groups within the Association, whose research and commitment allow us an authoritative voice in many vital issues, including bio-ethics, the environment, theology and education.

Newman Association Registered Office:
David A Swallow FCA
Swallow & company
Commercial House
Bridge Road
North Yorkshire TS9 5AA
T: 01642 711407
M: 07798 845 160
F: 01642 712709

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