Southwark Pastoral Auxiliaries (SPAs) are lay men and women authorised by the Diocese to help develop caring and pastoral work on behalf of the church, in a voluntary capacity. At present there are about 19O active SPAs in the Southwark Diocese.
SPAs are commissioned to serve on behalf of the Diocese. They are entrusted to be representatives of the Church in its task of building up a society that is both caring and just. They are to encourage and develop the pastoral care offered by the whole people of God.
Linda Utting is a SPA in the parish who was licensed in June 2015.