The next round of catechists’ formation starts in January 2020 and is designed for the formation of the catechists of our diocese. The course is aimed at forming new catechists as well as supporting and refreshing existing and “well-seasoned” catechists. This next series is to be hosted at St Osmund’s, Salisbury.

The course will run on a Wednesday evening, once a month through the year. Starting Wednesday 29 January, the course includes the diocesan day gathering on Saturday 27 June 2020. There are some engaging and stimulating facilitators for each session. The session on 29 January is designed to set the scene for the monthly sessions that follow. Sessions start at 7.30pm with refreshments from 7pm.

Further information can be found on the Catechists’ Course booklet link below. Those wishing to take part in the series will need to send their registration details to Alexander House, 160 Pennywell Road, Bristol, BS5 0TX. There is a minimal cost to the course of £50 which may be subsidised by your parish. Cheques are to made payable to Clifton Diocese. The details are on the booking form.

This Year of Communion invites us to consider ways we build up God’s kingdom by caring for our world and engaging with its needs. As we go through the year of reflecting on what it means to live a life in communion we hope that this series will encourage those who take part to grow in their confidence to share their faith with the wider world.