How to Talk about our Catholic Faith with our Adults, Young People & Children


Clifton Diocese in partnership with ‘Light of Truth’ are offering a five-week course on how we talk about our Catholic Faith with other adults, young people and children – do join us if you can.

 To sign up, parishioners need to click on:

Marriage Enrichment and Marriage Encounter

Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Enrichment Retreat for married couples this coming May. Details at the following link and in the attached flier:   Please do consider promoting this, perhaps especially to couples who have married in recent years or are approaching a first significant anniversary. The retreat aims to give couples a clear sense of the beauty and dignity of the marital vocation as an icon of Christ and His Church, whilst implicitly providing a response to the secular reduction of human love and the family, in order to try and build up couples in their vocation.  We also still have places left on the upcoming weekend marriage preparation course:


Marriage Encounter

We would like to inform you of the up-and-coming dates for Marriage Encounter Experiences and the Engaged Encounter Experiences (Marriage Preparation):
  • Marriage Encounter Experiences:   13/14 May 2023 – online;   10/11 June 2023 - non-residential - Macclesfield.
  • Marriage Preparation ( Engaged Encounter):  22-29 April 2023 - online (over two Saturdays);   3/4  June 2023 – non-residential - Sudbury Hill, Middlesex.
For more information & to book please go to:  and

SJOG Homes for Ukraine - Webinar, Wednesday 29th March, 7pm

Saint John of God (SJOG) Homes for Ukraine is aofficial provider of this government scheme. It is a matching, training and support pathway for guests from Ukraine and hosts in the UK willing to provide much-needed support.  Their programme is run collaboratively by Saint John of God Hospitaller Services (SJOG) and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) and some of our team have come to the UK as part of the Scheme and bring first-hand experience of the process. 

At SJOG Homes for Ukraine, they provide online training for hosts and guests, transfer from the Polish-Ukrainian border, a welcome box for Ukrainian guests upon arrival, a multilingual team to support the needs of both parties, and thoroughly developed resources for both hosts and guests to help navigate the process.   Additionally, they ensure support from local communities to make the experience as seamless and fulfilling as possible. 

SJOG will be holding a webinar for UK residents interested in hosting a Ukrainian guest or family under the Homes for Ukraine scheme on Wednesday, March 29, at 7 pm.  You can find more details about the event here:

Together with the Plymouth Diocese, they will also be holding another webinar on Wednesday, March 22, at 6 pm to present their programme and encourage people to support Ukrainians in need. Information about the event can be found here:
A Facebook post about the event can be found here: