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  • 20 October 2018 - 21 October 2018
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 20 October 2018
    Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion WORKSHOP 1 : THE WONDER OF THE EUCHARIST
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:At Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
    WORKSHOP I : THE WONDER OF THE EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 20 October, 2018, 10 am - 3 pm
    WORKSHOP II : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Saturday, 6 April, 2019, 10 am - 3 pm
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 8 June, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • An Introduction to Catechesis - Grahame Park
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue:St Margaret Clitherow, Everglade Strand, Grahame Park, NW9 5PX


    An Introduction to Catechesis- Grahame Park
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    Venue: St Margaret Clitherow, Everglade Strand, Grahame Park, NW9 5PX

    Course Description
    This session offers a simple introduction to the main principles and practicalities of catechesis:
    • What is catechesis and how do you do it?
    • What are the key skills needed and what skills are transferable?
    • What is the role of the catechist? How does the Church see the role of the lay catechist?
    • The person of the catechist – How do we grow in the vocation of being a catechist?
    • Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    • Help catechists understand the role of discipline
    • Tools to help evaluate all catechetical programmes

    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • Introduction to Mental Health Awareness, Ealing Abbey
    Time:10:30am - 1:00pm
    Venue:W5 2DY, Charlbury Grove, London W5 2DY, UK

    An introduction to mental health awareness at Ealing Abbey parish hall, Charlbury Grove, Ealing London W5 2DY on Saturday 20th October, 10.30am to 1pm. The course covers the following topics:

    1. Discovering the difference between mental health and mental ill-health.
    2. Learning about the more common illnesses and signs and symptoms
    3. People’s perceptions/ stigma/ language and the effects of this
    4. What we can do?
    5. Our own health and well being

    Presentation by Helen Denny trustee for Papyrus- prevention of young suicide and a RSPH (Royal Society of Public Health) connect 5 trainer - this course uses the framework of the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

    To register your interest, please call the parish office 020 8862 2160. There will be a suggested contribution of £10. All are welcome, refreshments available.

  • Living Rosary and Rosario Cantada
    Time:6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Venue:NW5 4LB, Belsize Park, London NW5 4LB, UK

    In continuing with the celebration of the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary at the Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary and St Dominic, Haverstock Hill; there will be a Vigil Mass held at 6pm by the Filipino community, followed by the Living Rosary and Rosario Cantada at 7.15pm. The 'Rosario Cantada' is a traditional Filipino custom introduced by the Dominicans: a five decade Rosary will be prayed in English, during a candlelit procession featuring Our Lady of the Manaoag. Each 'Hail Mary' will be said by a parishioner, thus forming a 'Living Rosary'. Between each decade the Filipino choir will sing additional Spanish or Tagalog prayers and invocations, thus making it a 'Sung Rosary'.

    For further details, visit www.rosaryshrine.co.uk.

  • 21 October 2018
    Growing in Connectedness: Healing the History of Child Sexual Abuse
    Time:10:00am - 5:30pm
    Venue:W5 2DZ, Marchwood Cres, London W5 2DZ, UK

    A National One-Day Conference providing space to connect and share learning from both, those dealing with the aftermath of child sexual abuse and experienced safeguarding professionals; to prevent, stop and take responsibility for child abuse within schools, churches and child organisations. Full fee £60, concessional fee £35.


    For more information: Call 020 8862 2156


    For reserving a place or for a booking form, email: info@benedictine-institute.org


    For more details, visit https://healinghistorylondon.eventsmart.com/events/growing-into-connectedness/

  • 22 October 2018
    Taster session. Formation for Ministers of the Word. MINISTRY OF THE LAITY AND THE WORD
    Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    Formation for Ministers of the Word
    ‘TASTER‘ I : MINISTRY OF THE LAITY AND
    THE WORD

    WORKSHOP 1 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORD WE PROCLAIM
    Saturday, 24 November, 2018, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
    WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Saturday, 9 March, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
    Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 23 October 2018
    Come to a Seekers' Meeting
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SW3 5AA, Beaufort St, Chelsea, London SW3 5AA, UK

    Seekers' meeting scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation.


    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    6:00 pm Evening Prayer and Mass
    7:00 pm Supper
    7.30-9 pm Seekers' meeting in

    Attendance at the meeting is by invitation of the Vocations Promoter. If interested, please contact:

    Canon Stuart Wilson
    Spiritual Director
    Allen Hall Seminary
    28 Beaufort Street
    London
    SW3 5AA
    Tel: 020 7349 5620
    Email: vocationspromoter@rcdow.org.uk or stuartwilson@rcdow.org.uk

  • 24 October 2018
    Scripture Evening- Vaughan House- Victoria
    Time:7:30pm - 9:15pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN


    ‘The Lord speaks to us through Sacred Scripture;
    he speaks to us in prayer’
    Pope Francis

    In response to Pope Francis’ call to ‘Be constantly nourished by the Word of God’, I have arranged this
    October for three Scripture Evenings which I hope will help to encourage more parishioners to actively
    explore the Bible through prayer and study.
    The evenings are particularly aimed at evangelisation or parish teams, or anyone interested in promoting scripture in the parish, but all will be welcome to come along.

    You may already be a parish that is familiar with programmes such as ‘The Bible Timeline’ and ‘The Big
    Picture Bible Course’, or have a regular Bible Study Group. The Scripture Evenings will help parishioners
    to become more familiar the Bible as a source for prayer and inspiration for evangelisation. There will also be
    an introduction to the resource ‘Word on the Go – the Bible for busy Catholics’. This outstanding, web-based
    resource, produced by the Bible Society in conjunction with the Bishops Conference of England and Wales,
    helps to bring Scripture into everyday life for Catholics. It is a resource that your evangelisation or parish
    team might consider introducing to the parish.

    For the Scripture Evenings, I will be working with Fleur Dorrell who has developed ‘Word on the Go’ and
    is leading a team to take forward ‘2020 Year of the Word – the God who speaks’ , a project announced by the
    Bishops’ Conference in April this year.

    The dates for the Scripture Evenings are:

    • Wednesday 24th October , 7.30pm-9.15pm 
    at Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    Refreshments provided

    To register for a Scripture Evening please
    E-mail Warren Brown at catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    Tel: 0207 798 9152

    As Pope Francis reminds us of what St Jerome tells us, that ‘Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ’, I
    hope that ‘Missionary Parishes’ in the work of local evangelisation, can be strengthened through parishioners
    who as ‘Missionary Disciples’, become more familiar with Scripture.

  • 26 October 2018 - 28 October 2018
    Westminster Youth Ministry - Resonate Weekend Retreat; A Weekend Retreat for Young Adults (18-35)
    Venue:Waxwell Ln, Pinner HA5 3EP, UK

    Looking to take a step back from the busy modern life and explore the ways your faith can energise your day to day? 
    Why not join us for an 18-35 young adults weekend retreat to do just that?
    http://dowym.com/events/resonate-weekend-retreat/
    If you would like to register your interest or find out more about the retreat, please contact us at youth@rcdow.org.uk. The price for the retreat is £100 with a £15 discount for those registering before the 7th September. Places are limited so don’t miss this fantastic opportunity!

    Once registered, your booking will provide you with:

    2 Nights en-suit accommodation
    All meals for the duration of the retreat
    Awesome speakers
    Fantastic community
    Live music
    Written resources
    The centre is open for arrivals from 18:30 on the Friday and will begin formally at 19:00 with dinner. On the Sunday, the retreat will end after lunch at roughly 14:00.

  • 26 October 2018
    The Claim: Archbishop Romero, his people and Pope Francis
    Time:7:30pm
    Venue:SG5 1QS, Nightingale Rd, Hitchin SG5 1QS, UK

    To mark the canonisation of Blessed Oscar Romero on 14th October 2018, a film on his life will be shown at Our Lady Immaculate and St. Andrew Church Hall, 16 Nightingale Road, Hitchin, SG5 1QS on Friday 26th October 2018, at 7.30 pm. Doors will open at 7 pm.The film is 1hr 15min in duration. There will be a short Q&A session afterwards with Julian Filochowski, chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust. All are welcome.

  • 27 October 2018
    Liturgical Music workshop at the Rosary Shrine, Haverstock Hill
    Time:10:00am - 10:30am

    The Rosary Shrine welcomes Polish composer, Pawel Bebenek, who will lead a workshop of liturgical music sung by the Krakow Dominicans. Last year, the workshop culminated in a ‘Rosary Vigil’ in the church, which consisted of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament enthroned, and a Eucharistic Procession with the Rosary accompanied by beautiful singing of Pawel Bebenek’s compositions and arrangements.
    This year, a Rosary Vigil will once again be the finale event for the month of the Rosary.
    The workshop will begin after the 10am Mass, and the Vigil will run from 7:30pm – 9:30pm. All are welcome. For inquiries, contact Fr Lawrence Lew OP: lawrence.lew@english.op.org, To read about last year’s Rosary Vigil and to hear some of the music sung, visit https://rosaryshrine.co.uk/music-workshops-with-pawel-bebenek-and-rosary-vigil/.

  • Formation for Ministers of the Word WORKSHOP 1 : UNDERSTANDING THEWORD WE PROCLAIM
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Formation for Ministers of the Word
    WORKSHOP 1 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORD WE PROCLAIM
    Saturday, 27 October, 2018. 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
    WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Saturday, 23 February, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 8 June, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations.
    For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • Nightfever in London: St Patrick RC Church, Soho Square
    Time:7:30pm - 10:30pm
    Venue:W1D 4NR, Soho Square, Soho, London W1D 4NR, UK

    Nightfever: a night of music, Adoration and personal prayer. Passersby are welcome to light a candle, write down a prayer, listen to the music, and to stay as long as they like on Saturday 27th October, 7.30pm onwards at St Patrick RC Church, Soho Square W1D 4NR.

    Schedule of the evening:
    6pm Mass
    7pm Training of the Volunteers
    7.30 pm to 10.30 pm Nightfever
    10.30 pm Nightprayer and Benediction
    11.00 pm Finish & tidying up

    The Nightfever initiative is rooted in the Catholic Church. Nightfever events take place in over 80 cities in Europe, North and South America, and Australia. For details, visit www.nightfever.org.

  • 29 October 2018
    What is the point of praying?’ A series of evenings on a healing power of prayer with Fr Keith Barltrop
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    ‘What is the point of praying?’
    A series of evenings on a healing power of prayer with Fr Keith Barltrop - Monday 29th October and Thursday 8th November 2018 (7pm - 8pm), Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN.

    "Your life is not about you." How can prayer and meditation help us live those challenging words of Bishop Robert Barron at the recent National Eucharistic Congress? Today many people seek to escape the prison of the ego by recourse to Eastern methods of meditation or New Age techniques, but what does our own Christian tradition of prayer have to offer us? These two sessions will include times of prayer led by the speaker.

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at
    livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 31 October 2018
    37th Annual Conference on Bereavement Care
    Time:10:00am - 3:15pm
    Venue:Mosaic Reform Synagogue, 39 Bessborough Road, Harrow HA1 3BS

    A conference for bereavement visitors, counsellors, clergy, family support workers, healthcare professionals, community leaders, teachers and learning support assistants.

    Conference fee

    Early Bird booking before 31st August

    £65.00 (£40.00 Special rate for Bereavement Care Corporate / Individual members)

    Standard Booking from 1st September

    £75.00 (£50.00 Special rate for Bereavement Care Corporate / Individual members)

    Student Rate (on application)

    For more information, visit http://www.bereavementcareandsupport.co.uk/annual-conference/ 

  • 3 November 2018
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.

    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • Lectio Divina: ruminating on the Scriptures–Retreat day with Sister Anne Walsh OP.
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Watford, Herts, WD23 4EE.

    Lectio Divina: ruminating on the Scriptures–Retreat day with Sister Anne Walsh OP. Saturday, 3rd November 2018 (9.30 for 10 am 3 pm)
    Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Watford, Herts, WD23 4EE.

    Suggested donation £14. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 7 November 2018
    The Spirituality of the Catechist- English Martyrs
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:English Martyrs, Chalkhill Road, Wembley Park, HA9 9EW

    7th & 14th November 2018
    The Spirituality of the Catechist
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Week 1: English Martyrs, Chalkhill Road, Wembley Park, HA9 9EW
     Week 2: All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL (Parish Centre entrance at end of car park)

    Course Description
    In his address to catechists in 2013 Pope Francis said “ ‘being’ a catechist, this is the vocation, not ‘working’ as a catechist. Be careful: I have not said to do the work of a catechist, but rather to be one, because it involves all your life. It means guiding towards the encounter with Jesus with words and with life, with your witness.”

    This two session course reflects on how as catechists, through developing our own spirituality, we may guide people to that encounter that Pope Francis speaks of.

    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 8 November 2018
    What is the point of praying?’ A series of evenings on a healing power of prayer with Fr Keith Barltrop
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    ‘What is the point of praying?’
    A series of evenings on a healing power of prayer with Fr Keith Barltrop - Monday 29th October and Thursday 8th November 2018 (7pm - 8pm), Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, SW1P 1QN.

    "Your life is not about you." How can prayer and meditation help us live those challenging words of Bishop Robert Barron at the recent National Eucharistic Congress? Today many people seek to escape the prison of the ego by recourse to Eastern methods of meditation or New Age techniques, but what does our own Christian tradition of prayer have to offer us? These two sessions will include times of prayer led by the speaker.

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • Scripture from Scratch: Creation—What kind of Writing? Our concern for the beginning of things and what this means in the present.
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Scripture from Scratch:
    Why do we need the Old Testament?

    Marcion, a heretical 2nd century bishop, suggested that Christians should dispense with the Old Testament, that it was rendered void by the New. Some people today might agree. The Church, however, vigorously refutes this idea. The Church has always venerated the Old Testament. Vatican II affirmed this and this is reflected in our Lectionary.

    The Old Testament is the true Word of God. It was given (and belongs) to the community of Ancient Israel. We share with our Jewish brothers and sisters our efforts to understand it. “We read it in communities that stand in the Presence of God in the deeply troubling challenges of our own time” (W. Brueggemann).
    This course will offer insights into understanding and living these complex writings. Participants may attend individual sessions.

    4th October—Creation—What kind of Writing? Our concern for the beginning of things and what this means in the present.

    18th October—The Exodus—What kind of History? Imaginative Remembering.

    8th November—God of the Hebrew Scriptures: the unknown? God seen through the eyes of an ancient people. God involved in human life. The God of the Psalms.

    22nd November—The Prophets What is good government? Who decides? Kings, Priests, Prophets? The State, the Church, the Prophets?

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 10 November 2018
    Practical Skills for Catechists - Whitton
    Time:10:00am - 1:00pm
    Venue: St Edmund of Canterbury, St Edmund’s Lane, Whitton, TW2 7BB

    10th November 2018
    Practical Skills for Catechists- Whitton
    Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
    Venue: St Edmund of Canterbury, St Edmund’s Lane, Whitton, TW2 7BB

    Course Description
    This session will provide concrete tools that can help catechists cope with the concerns that are a part of their ministry, considering:
    • The tasks of catechesis (ref. the GDC)
    • Skills and Practical advice for preparing the learning environment
    • Planning a session
    • Practical ideas on sharing scripture and prayer
    • Help catechists understand the role of discipline
    • Tools to help evaluate all catechetical programmes

    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • WORKSHOP 1 : THE WONDER OF THE EUCHARIST
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    WORKSHOP 1 : THE WONDER OF THE EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 10 November, 2018, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

    WORKSHOP 2 : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Saturday, 30 March, 2019, 10 am - 3pm

    Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.

    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.

    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or mailto:livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 14 November 2018
    The Spirituality of the Catechist- English Martyrs
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL (Parish Centre entrance at end of car park)

    7th & 14th November 2018
    The Spirituality of the Catechist
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Week 1: English Martyrs, Chalkhill Road, Wembley Park, HA9 9EW
     Week 2: All Saints, 531 Kenton Road, HA3 0UL (Parish Centre entrance at end of car park)

    Course Description
    In his address to catechists in 2013 Pope Francis said “ ‘being’ a catechist, this is the vocation, not ‘working’ as a catechist. Be careful: I have not said to do the work of a catechist, but rather to be one, because it involves all your life. It means guiding towards the encounter with Jesus with words and with life, with your witness.”

    This two session course reflects on how as catechists, through developing our own spirituality, we may guide people to that encounter that Pope Francis speaks of.

    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 17 November 2018
    St Oscar Romero: Thanksgiving
    Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London SW1P 3PA, UK


    A solemn evensong to celebrate the canonization of St Oscar Romero with an address given by Cardinal Vincent Nichols will be held on Saturday 17th November from 3pm onwards. The evensong will include chosen readings and music reflecting this special occasion. For ticket bookings, visit http://bit.ly/StOscarRomero. For more details, visit www.romerotrust.org.uk or email romerotrust@gmail.com.

  • 20 November 2018 - 22 November 2018
    Catholic Mental Health Project Retreat
    Venue:Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 5TQ

    This Residential Retreat is to be led by Bishop Richard Moth, the lead Bishop for Mental Health, and is for those involved in Mental Health Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care. 
    You are warmly invited to meet at Douai Abbey at 12.30 for lunch on 20 November 2018 and to be resident for two nights leaving after lunch on 22 November 2018. Retreat participants are welcome to join in the prayer life of the monks.

    This is for all those involved in mental health pastoral care: Including those from chaplaincy, religious orders, the Bishops’ Conference Mental Health Projects, service user and carer representatives and Catholic communities.
    Places are limited, so please book early!
    More information and booking forms can be found here.

  • 21 November 2018 - 30 November 2018
    Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
  • 22 November 2018
    Scripture from Scratch: Creation—What kind of Writing? Our concern for the beginning of things and what this means in the present.
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Scripture from Scratch:
    Why do we need the Old Testament?

    Marcion, a heretical 2nd century bishop, suggested that Christians should dispense with the Old Testament, that it was rendered void by the New. Some people today might agree. The Church, however, vigorously refutes this idea. The Church has always venerated the Old Testament. Vatican II affirmed this and this is reflected in our Lectionary.

    The Old Testament is the true Word of God. It was given (and belongs) to the community of Ancient Israel. We share with our Jewish brothers and sisters our efforts to understand it. “We read it in communities that stand in the Presence of God in the deeply troubling challenges of our own time” (W. Brueggemann).
    This course will offer insights into understanding and living these complex writings. Participants may attend individual sessions.

    4th October—Creation—What kind of Writing? Our concern for the beginning of things and what this means in the present.

    18th October—The Exodus—What kind of History? Imaginative Remembering.

    8th November—God of the Hebrew Scriptures: the unknown? God seen through the eyes of an ancient people. God involved in human life. The God of the Psalms.

    22nd November—The Prophets What is good government? Who decides? Kings, Priests, Prophets? The State, the Church, the Prophets?

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 24 November 2018
    Workshop 1 for Ministers of the Word: UNDERSTANDING THE WORD WE PROCLAIM
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    WORKSHOP 1 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORD WE PROCLAIM
    Saturday, 24 November, 2018, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
    WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Saturday, 9 March, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
    Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.

    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 27 November 2018
    Come to a Seekers' Meeting
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SW3 5AA, Beaufort St, Chelsea, London SW3 5AA, UK

    Seekers' meeting scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation.


    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    6:00 pm Evening Prayer and Mass
    7:00 pm Supper
    7.30-9 pm Seekers' meeting in

    Attendance at the meeting is by invitation of the Vocations Promoter. If interested, please contact:

    Canon Stuart Wilson
    Spiritual Director
    Allen Hall Seminary
    28 Beaufort Street
    London
    SW3 5AA
    Tel: 020 7349 5620
    Email: vocationspromoter@rcdow.org.uk or stuartwilson@rcdow.org.uk

  • 1 December 2018
    Marriage & Family Westminster - A Day on Marriage Preparation - Vaughan House
    Time:12:00pm - 3:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, London SW1P 1QN


    The Gospel of The Family - Joy for The World

    A day on Marriage Preparation - How to help us build Marriage Preparation in our diocese.

    Introducing Roger Carr-Jones - Marriage & Family Coordinator
    Keynote Speaker Fr Dominic Robinson (SJ)

    Guest Speaker(s)  Peter & Meilin Augustine (Marriage Educators)

    Presentation Roger Carr-Jones

    Lunch included

    For more information and to register please contact:
    Charlotte McNerlin on 020 7931 6064 or family@rcdow.org.uk

  • 3 December 2018
    First of the two evenings of post-Adoremus reflections on the Eucharistic scripture references using art with Fr Geoffrey Wheaton, SJ
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    The two evenings will explore and discuss the Eucharistic scripture references of Cana, Supper at Emmaus and Last Supper and also the Feeding of the Five thousand. Fr Geoffrey will also show examples of how artists have interpreted the scripture passages from the catacombs to the present day. The participants will focus on two eucharistic moments each evening. There will be plenty of time each evening for discussion, comments and questions. 

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 5 December 2018
    Preparing Children for First Communion – An Introduction- Northfields
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue: St Peter & Paul’s, 38, Camborne Avenue, W 13 9QZ

    Title: Preparing Children for First Communion – An Introduction- Northfields
    Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue: St Peter & Paul’s, 38, Camborne Avenue, W 13 9QZ (Session will be held in the parish hall on Leyborne Avenue)
    Dates: Wednesday 5th December, 2018
    Course Description:
    This 1 session course helps the catechist
    • to have an understanding of the themes of the First Communion programmes – which teach us about the Mass and about the real presence of Jesus in the assembly, in the Word, in the priest who presides and in the bread and wine
    • to share that understanding with the children.
    • to consider methods and resources.
    Please book via Email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Telephone: 020 7798 9152
    Thank you for your interest in this Catechetical Training session.

  • Helping Children to Pray - Holloway
    Time:7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    5th December 2018
    Helping Children to Pray- Holloway
    Time: 7:30-9:00pm
    Venue: Venue: Sacred Heart of Jesus, 62 Eden Grove, Holloway, N7 8EN

    Course Description
    In the catechesis of children the deepening of their relationship with God is central. This session aim to
    • help catechists to reflect on their own understanding of prayer
    • look at what the Church teaches about prayer
    • consider how we might help children to grow in prayer

    Please book via
    email: catadmin@rcdow.org.uk
    or Tel: 020 7798 9152

  • 6 December 2018
    Advent Day of Reflection
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Advent Day of Reflection – Thursday, 6th December 2018 (9.30 for 10.00 am until 3.00 pm; closing with Holy Mass) Speaker to be announced. Niland Conference Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road, Bushey Heath, Watford, Herts, WD23 4EE

    Suggested donation £14. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078

  • Homosexuality - a special call to the love of God and man
    Time:7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:W2 5DJ, Moorhouse Rd, London W2 5DJ, UK

    A talk by John Cassidy followed by discussion on Homosexuality as a special call to the love of God and Man, on Thursday 6th December at Saint Mary of the Angels Church, Moorhouse Road, Bayswater, W25DJ, 7pm to 9pm. The talk focuses on how it’s possible for men living with ‘same-sex’ attraction to enter into the ‘fullness’ of life by responding to their special calling to love God and Man. It will explore how this unique vocation is embedded at the heart of Catholic teaching on homosexuality and will outline a range of accessible opportunities that open the way for homosexual men to play their part in the ongoing life of the Church as well as helping with its renewal. Attendance is by invitation only . For details, contact abcatholics@gmail.com.

    Refreshments will be served. Organised by the Association of Believing Catholics. 

  • 10 December 2018
    Second of the two evenings of post-Adoremus reflections on the Eucharistic scripture references using art with Fr Geoffrey Wheaton, SJ
    Time:7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    The two evenings will explore and discuss the Eucharistic scripture references of Cana, Supper at Emmaus and Last Supper and also the Feeding of the Five thousand.
    Fr Geoff will also show examples of how artists have interpreted the scripture passages from the catacombs to the present day. The participants will focus on two eucharistic moments each evening. There will be plenty of time each evening for discussion, comments and questions. 


    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 24 January 2019
    Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM
    Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM

    A series of 4 talks on the following themes:

    January 24th, 2019, The experience of a heart full of mercy

    January 31st, 2019, Looking to Christ

    February 7th, 2019, ‘Francis, rebuild my Church’: Being Church in the 21st Century

    February 14th, 2019, ‘Praised be you, my Lord, for all that you have made’: Caring for our common home.

    Fr Paul Rout OFM is a member of the Australasian Province of the Friars Minor, and is engaged in ministry in both the United Kingdom and Australia. He has a teaching background in Franciscan Theology and Spirituality and in Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College, University of London, and at the Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne, Australia. He is also engaged in pastoral parish ministry in the Catholic parish of Heston in London, and gives Retreats and Days of Prayer to Religious and Parish groups in various parts of the country.

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 29 January 2019
    Come to a Seekers' Meeting
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SW3 5AA, Beaufort St, Chelsea, London SW3 5AA, UK

    Seekers' meeting scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation.


    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    6:00 pm Evening Prayer and Mass
    7:00 pm Supper
    7.30-9 pm Seekers' meeting in

    Attendance at the meeting is by invitation of the Vocations Promoter. If interested, please contact:

    Canon Stuart Wilson
    Spiritual Director
    Allen Hall Seminary
    28 Beaufort Street
    London
    SW3 5AA
    Tel: 020 7349 5620
    Email: vocationspromoter@rcdow.org.uk or stuartwilson@rcdow.org.uk

  • 31 January 2019
    Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM
    Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM

    A series of 4 talks on the following themes:

    January 24th, 2019, The experience of a heart full of mercy

    January 31st, 2019, Looking to Christ

    February 7th, 2019, ‘Francis, rebuild my Church’: Being Church in the 21st Century

    February 14th, 2019, ‘Praised be you, my Lord, for all that you have made’: Caring for our common home.

    Fr Paul Rout OFM is a member of the Australasian Province of the Friars Minor, and is engaged in ministry in both the United Kingdom and Australia. He has a teaching background in Franciscan Theology and Spirituality and in Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College, University of London, and at the Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne, Australia. He is also engaged in pastoral parish ministry in the Catholic parish of Heston in London, and gives Retreats and Days of Prayer to Religious and Parish groups in various parts of the country.

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 7 February 2019
    Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM
    Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM

    A series of 4 talks on the following themes:

    January 24th, 2019, The experience of a heart full of mercy

    January 31st, 2019, Looking to Christ

    February 7th, 2019, ‘Francis, rebuild my Church’: Being Church in the 21st Century

    February 14th, 2019, ‘Praised be you, my Lord, for all that you have made’: Caring for our common home.

    Fr Paul Rout OFM is a member of the Australasian Province of the Friars Minor, and is engaged in ministry in both the United Kingdom and Australia. He has a teaching background in Franciscan Theology and Spirituality and in Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College, University of London, and at the Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne, Australia. He is also engaged in pastoral parish ministry in the Catholic parish of Heston in London, and gives Retreats and Days of Prayer to Religious and Parish groups in various parts of the country

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 14 February 2019
    Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM
    Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    Living the joy of the Gospel: St Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis by Fr Paul Rout OFM

    A series of 4 talks on the following themes:

    January 24th, 2019, The experience of a heart full of mercy

    January 31st, 2019, Looking to Christ

    February 7th, 2019, ‘Francis, rebuild my Church’: Being Church in the 21st Century

    February 14th, 2019, ‘Praised be you, my Lord, for all that you have made’: Caring for our common home.

    Fr Paul Rout OFM is a member of the Australasian Province of the Friars Minor, and is engaged in ministry in both the United Kingdom and Australia. He has a teaching background in Franciscan Theology and Spirituality and in Philosophy of Religion at Heythrop College, University of London, and at the Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne, Australia. He is also engaged in pastoral parish ministry in the Catholic parish of Heston in London, and gives Retreats and Days of Prayer to Religious and Parish groups in various parts of the country.

    Suggested donation £5. Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

  • 23 February 2019
    Formation for Ministers of the Word WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Formation for Ministers of the Word
    WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Saturday, 23 February, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 8 June, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
     1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 25 February 2019
    Taster session. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
    Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    ‘TASTER‘ : THE CALL OF THE LAITY TO MINISTER TO THE BODY OF CHRIST

    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme is run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 26 February 2019
    Come to a Seekers' Meeting
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SW3 5AA, Beaufort St, Chelsea, London SW3 5AA, UK


    Seekers' meeting scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation.


    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    6:00 pm Evening Prayer and Mass
    7:00 pm Supper
    7.30-9 pm Seekers' meeting in

    Attendance at the meeting is by invitation of the Vocations Promoter. If interested, please contact:

    Canon Stuart Wilson
    Spiritual Director
    Allen Hall Seminary
    28 Beaufort Street
    London
    SW3 5AA
    Tel: 020 7349 5620
    Email: vocationspromoter@rcdow.org.uk or stuartwilson@rcdow.org.uk

  • 8 March 2019 - 10 March 2019
    Retrouvaille Weekend (UK)
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    During the weekend phase, a team of three couples and a priest give a series of presentations. You will be encouraged to put the past behind you and start re-discovering each other.

    The team presents a technique of communication and practical tools that enables you to take a good look at most areas of your relationship. They will share how they were able to benefit from these techniques themselves. After each presentation you will have a chance to reflect on it by yourself, then discuss it in complete privacy with your spouse.
    The team do not provide marriage advice or counselling.
    http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html

    The weekend is not a 'miracle cure'; therefore, the post-weekend sessions have been designed to continue the marriage renewal begun on the weekend.

    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983, 0797 3380443

  • 9 March 2019
    Workshop 2 for Ministers of the Word: UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    WORKSHOP 2 : UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD OF THE WORLD OF THE WORD
    Saturday, 9 March, 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 10 am - 3 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • The Rite of Election and Affirmation 2019
    Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK

    THE RITE OF ELECTION AND AFFIRMATION 2019


    Westminster Cathedral at 3:00 p.m. both days:

    Saturday 9th March 2019- The following deaneries will attend:
    Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hackney, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Marylebone, Upper Thames, Watford and Westminster


    Sunday 10th March 2019 - These deaneries will attend:
    Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Lea Valley, North Kensington, St. Albans, Stevenage and Tower Hamlets

  • 10 March 2019
    The Rite of Election and Affirmation 2019
    Time:3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK

    THE RITE OF ELECTION AND AFFIRMATION 2019


    Westminster Cathedral at 3:00 p.m. both days:


    Saturday 9th March 2019- The following deaneries will attend:
    Barnet, Brent, Camden, Hackney, Harrow, Hillingdon, Kensington & Chelsea, Marylebone, Upper Thames, Watford and Westminster


    Sunday 10th March 2019 - These deaneries will attend:
    Ealing, Enfield, Hammersmith & Fulham, Haringey, Hounslow, Islington, Lea Valley, North Kensington, St. Albans, Stevenage and Tower Hamlets

  • 16 March 2019
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:9:30am - 4:30pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.
    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 26 March 2019
    Come to a Seekers' Meeting
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SW3 5AA, Beaufort St, Chelsea, London SW3 5AA, UK


    Seekers' meeting scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation.


    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    6:00 pm Evening Prayer and Mass
    7:00 pm Supper
    7.30-9 pm Seekers' meeting in

    Attendance at the meeting is by invitation of the Vocations Promoter. If interested, please contact:

    Canon Stuart Wilson
    Spiritual Director
    Allen Hall Seminary
    28 Beaufort Street
    London
    SW3 5AA
    Tel: 020 7349 5620
    Email: vocationspromoter@rcdow.org.uk or stuartwilson@rcdow.org.uk

  • 30 March 2019
    WORKSHOP 2 : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    WORKSHOP 2 : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Saturday, 30 March, 2019, 10 am - 3pm

    Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.

    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme is run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or mailto:livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.
    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 6 April 2019
    Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion WORKSHOP II : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:At Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE

    Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
    WORKSHOP II : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Saturday, 6 April, 2019, 10 am - 3 pm
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 8 June, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm


    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.

    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • 13 April 2019
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.
    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 27 April 2019
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.
    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 28 May 2019
    Come to a Seekers' Meeting
    Time:6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Venue:SW3 5AA, Beaufort St, Chelsea, London SW3 5AA, UK

    Seekers' meeting scheduled at Allen Hall Seminary, 28 Beaufort Street, Chelsea London SW3 5AA for those who would like to discern a possible vocation.


    The schedule for the day is as follows:
    6:00 pm Evening Prayer and Mass
    7:00 pm Supper
    7.30-9 pm Seekers' meeting in

    Attendance at the meeting is by invitation of the Vocations Promoter. If interested, please contact:

    Canon Stuart Wilson
    Spiritual Director
    Allen Hall Seminary
    28 Beaufort Street
    London
    SW3 5AA
    Tel: 020 7349 5620
    Email: vocationspromoter@rcdow.org.uk or stuartwilson@rcdow.org.uk

  • 1 June 2019
    Mass for New Catholics 2019
    Time:6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK

    MASS FOR NEW CATHOLICS 2019


    Westminster Cathedral at 6.00pm Saturday 1st June 2019


    All received into the Church at Easter, their families & friends, their catechists & priests are welcome to attend.

  • 8 June 2019
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:The Niland Conference Centre, 93 Elstree Rd, Bushey WD23 4EE, UK

    Formation for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
    The Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 8 June, 2019, 10 am – 3 pm

    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October. This programme will be run in 2 central locations. For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15

  • MASS IN THANKSGIVING FOR MATRIMONY 2019
    Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Cardinals Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony
    Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 8 June 2019 at 3pm.

    The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 1st 5th 10th 25th 30th 40th 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic Marriage in 2019.

    If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details:
    Husband and wife names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone if no email).

  • 15 June 2019
    Day of Prayer and Reflection: PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Time:10:00am - 3:00pm
    Venue:Vaughan House,46 Francis Street, London SW1P 1QN

    WORKSHOP 2 : THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST THROUGH THE AGES
    Saturday, 30 March, 2019, 10 am - 3pm

    PRAYING AND LIVING THE WORD AND EUCHARIST
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019, 10.00 am - 3.00 pm

    Formation for Liturgical Ministries. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion & Ministers of the Word
    Ongoing formation is essential to the continued exercise of every Lay Ministry. Ministers already commissioned or appointed in their parishes are invited to take part in two days' training and the Day of Prayer and Reflection.
    Speakers: Sister Anne Walsh OP and Sister Karen Marguerite d’Artois OP are Dominican Sisters of the Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena of Newcastle, Natal based at Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire.
    Training starts in October.

    This programme is run in 2 central locations.
    For full information on dates, times and locations, please visit
    https://rcdow.org.uk/faith/liturgicalministries
    or e-mail to livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk

    Registration is required at livingfaith@rcdow.org.uk
    or leave a voice message at 020 7931 6078.

    Suggested donations:
    1.5 hour ‘TASTER’ session £5. Workshop and Day of Prayer and Reflection £15