UK Press Office and Media contacts

Our Press Office has access to important Church contacts in more that 140 countries where we support projects.

Contact our press team

Telephone: 020 8642 8668

John Pontifex, Head of Press and Information.
John Newton, Senior Press Officer (main contact for advertising)

You can find a broad range of our materials on this site, including an extensive archive of news stories, in-depth profiles about some of the worst-persecuted countries in the world, and a range of video reports. Our News, media and in-depth analysis page/Media library is the best place to start.

Our expertise

Aid to the Church in Need is able to call on a team of skilled and experienced journalists, as well as the expertise of our project heads, who have a detailed knowledge of the Catholic Church in countries around the world.  Using the information we are able to obtain from these contacts, the charity regularly issues press releases.

Using our material

Aid to the Church in Need gives full permission for the media to reproduce and make use of the charity’s press releases on the condition that Aid to the Church in Need is acknowledged as the source when using the material. You may embed our videos provided you do not alter them in any way.

Press releases, commissioned articles and photographs

If you would like to receive our press releases by email, wish to commission an article on a particular subject, or you need expert information on a country or theme, please contact John Pontifex, Aid to the Church in Need UK’s Head of Press and Information, using our contact form or by calling 020 8642 8668. We also have an extensive archive of photographs which can be used by media outlets. If you require high resolution photographs to accompany our news stories, please contact us.