We are delighted to announce that we have been granted full charitable status from the Charities Regulatory Authority.

Our Registered Charity Number is RCN 20149741 and our Charitable Tax Exemption number is CHY 21484.

An Clochar is a lay Catholic initiative, set up as part of the new evangelisation within the Catholic Church, with a particular focus on vocation and mission.

Our aims are:

• putting the Gospel at the centre of our daily lives
• promoting the rediscovery of the gift of the Sacraments
• equipping Catholics to assume responsibility for their vocation
• promoting the Church’s social teachings
• facilitating a journey of growth and maturity in the faith


The motto of An Clochar is “Life Inspired by the Gospel”. The words are from Pope John Paul II’s closing prayer in Christifideles Laici, addressed to Our Lady, which was composed in thanksgiving to God for the many forms of mission entrusted to the Catholic faithful. He wrote:

“God has called each of them by name
to live his own communion of love
and holiness
and to be one
in the great family of God’s children.
He has sent them forth
to shine with the light of Christ
and to communicate the fire of the Spirit
in every part of society
through their life
inspired by the gospel.”

The apostolate is volunteer based where 100% of any contribution given goes directly to the work, mission and upkeep of An Clochar – there are no deductions made or salaries paid to any person involved in this apostolate. We are very grateful for your support and help.

Thank you.

“And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace; and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too'” (Mt 20:3-4).