Every human being has a value and dignity which we as Catholics acknowledge as coming directly from God’s creation of all men and women in his own image and likeness. This implies a duty to value all people and therefore to support them and protect them from harm.Safeguarding
We are blessed in our Diocese with many flourishing and faithful people who strive to realise their mission in the service of the Lord and His Church. We see this lived day in and day out, in our schools and our parishes and in the many ways that we serve each other.
We must constantly reflect and think together about how we respond to the needs of those around us so that we can realise our mission in this challenging age, in our fidelity to Christ and His Church to shape the legacy of a vibrant diocese for future generations.
To help us plan for the future we have identified some priorities and discerned what outcomes we would would like to see.
Bishop Philip has set a vibrant vision and mission
Are you looking to belong? Do you cherish good relationships?
Do you need support to help discover your gifts and talents?
We offer support to couples and families
What is a parish. What is it all about?
The Eucharist is the foundation and summit of our joy and faith
There are over 6500 volunteers working on hundreds of community projects across the diocese. Projects that deliver foodbanks, homeless shelters, support for the elderly, the isolated and the vulnerable.
The Catholic faith is so rich! We want to help you to understand your own faith deeply so that together we can grow in our relationship with Jesus and can bring Him to others.
The Sacraments are the means which God uses to show His grace and help us achieve salvation. The word sacrament means “a sign of the sacred,” which is fitting as they are all outwards signs from God to us.
Young people are not the Church of the future, they are the Church of now! The life of Jesus Christ as a young person, is one that Pope Francis invites us to consider.Young People & Ministry