Catechist: an Ancient Ministry made new

Pope Francis announced great news for parish ministry last Wednesday morning in Rome: he is establishing an official lay ministry of Catechist. The Holy Father wants to officially sanction the role of the hardworking parishioners who help to pass on the faith, giving them an official responsibility and recognising their talents. Our parish catechists areContinue reading “Catechist: an Ancient Ministry made new”

A Precious Place – Restart Event

On Saturday,  Bishop Mark introduced a Precious Place relaunch event attended by 200+ clergy and laypeople from our Diocese. Michael Dobbs from Ottawa was the main speaker for both sessions, which also included smaller discussion groups.  They impressed on us the immediacy and priority of our co-responsibility as clergy and laity to “go and makeContinue reading “A Precious Place – Restart Event”

Diocesan Environmental Policy

Bishop Mark has published our first Diocesan Environmental Policy, agreed by the Trustees in January. Issued in response to The Catholic Bishop’s Conference document “Call of Creation” the policy “promotes serious reflection on our relationship with God, with our neighbour and with the earth through the way we manage our resources as a Church andContinue reading “Diocesan Environmental Policy”

Our Parish, Our Church:

What does the future hold? On 1st May 2021, Bishop Mark is re-starting the “Precious Place” review of parish structures in the diocese with an online event led by international speaker Michael Dopp, on Missionary Parishes. Designed to engage both clergy and laity in addressing the key issues raised by A Precious Place, the twoContinue reading “Our Parish, Our Church:”

Lent Course: What would Pope Francis Do?

Tuesdays at 7:30 – 8:30 (ZOOM) from 23 February, 6 sessions. Offered by the Edinburgh Jesuit Centre. Six prominent Catholic voices including Austen Ivereigh (Social Justice), Sr Imelda Poole (Migrants), Fr James Martin (LGBTQ), Christopher Lamb (Church Hierarchy), Dr Lorna Gold (the Environment), Gemma Simmonds (Women in the Church) No booking needed. Information and links:Continue reading “Lent Course: What would Pope Francis Do?”

Lenten Course: Let Us Dream

Wednesdays @7pm-8:30pm (ZOOM) from 24 February 6 sessions This course is being offered by the Diocese of Salford. Explore Pope Francis’ book, Let us Dream, with the assistance of Austen Ivereigh, who worked closely with Pope Francis on the book. The course starts with an Introductory presentation by Austen followed by sessions to explore theContinue reading “Lenten Course: Let Us Dream”

Journeying with Jesus

A Lenten Journey Dcn Andrew invites us to join him in following the Lent course, “Journeying with Jesus” written by Redemptorist priest Fr Denis McBride. There will be 6 sets of zoom meetings starting on Monday 22nd February at 6pm with a final 7th session on Resurrection on Monday 12th April. If you are interestedContinue reading “Journeying with Jesus”


Truro Cathedral is offering another in its “Windows into…” series of courses, this one to be held online via ZOOM in the present pandemic. Windows into Eco-Theology aims to equip us with some of the theological tools to think these issues through for ourselves and for our Christian communities.  It will be delivered by theContinue reading “WINDOWS INTO ECO-THEOLOGY”