For a number of years the parish supported the construction of a children’s centre in the town of Bender in Transdniestria ( a break away part of Moldova.) We have also supported the Catholic Church in Moldova with other needs. The parish remains in contact with the Catholic Church in Moldova through Deacon Peter Coates who worked in St James’s Parish for several years and was Ordained for the Diocese of Chisinau, the capital city of Moldova. Parishioner Jim Castle visited Moldova on behalf of the parish earlier in 2011.
Bishop Anton Cosa of Chisinau has visited the parish on two occasions, Otilia Sirbu the Director of Caritas Moldova has also been a guest here.