Go therefore and make disciples

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'I dream of a “missionary option”, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelisation of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation.' Pope Francis

We want all our communities to be places where people encounter Jesus.

Discover how our people are journeying towards this and find a community near you.


As a diocese, we want to take our parishes on a journey from maintenance to mission, so that they will be places where lives are transformed and disciples are made. We invite you to come on that journey with us.

We believe that education enables young people to learn more about themselves, about God and creation. We want every student to journey into a fuller understanding of their faith within a supportive Christian environment.  Every young person should have an educational experience which encourages and recognise positive achievement, sets high standards and nurtures success.

A Catholic Chaplaincy serves all the members of its University (teachers, staff and students).


It exists to proclaim to them the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to help them hear the call of Christ to become His disciples and to equip them to be Christ’s missionary disciples to the world. It effects this by forming the members of the University into a Eucharistic community within Christ’s Body the Church.

Throughout the history of the Church there have been different forms of consecrated life; varied ways of expressing a desire to follow Christ with an ‘undivided heart’ (1 Corinthians 7:34). Within religious life the main distinction is between monks and nuns who live in an enclosed convent or monastery and religious who work outside, for example in education, health-care or evangelisation.

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