Vicariate for Education

Vicariate for Education

“We hand on the faith because Jesus commands us: ‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations’ (Matthew 28:19). No genuine Christian leaves the transmission of the faith exclusively to specialists (teachers, pastors, missionaries). We are Christ for others. This means that every genuine Christian would like God to come to other people people, too. He says to himself, “The Lord needs me! I have been baptised and confirmed and am responsible for helping the people around me to learn about God and ‘to come to the knowledge of the truth’ (1 Tim. 2:4b)” (YouCat 11).

The Department for Education is led by the Vicar for Education, Father Paul James (PJ) Smith


  • Schools


Bishop Crispian Way, Portsmouth, Hampshire. PO1 3QA, tel: 02392 816 396

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