'O chosen people, proclaim the mighty works of him, who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.' (1 Peter 2:9)

Those words of St Peter are written by a man who knew what it was to be locked down. It was a long Good Friday for those first apostles, locked down in the upper room with only their fear and failure for company. But Easter Day brought with it forgiveness and freedom, as Jesus speaks those powerful words, 'Peace be with you'. On the Day of Pentecost, from that same upper room and with power from on high, the proclamation of God’s mighty works began.

During our own challenging experience of lockdown, our churches may have been shut but our mission has never stopped – to love and serve the Lord and each other. As we move forward now, our doors wide open in welcome once again, we at the Agency for Evangelisation are committed to resourcing the parishes and people of our Diocese in this mission, as together we walk 'out of darkness into his wonderful light'.

We hope these pages will help you on that journey.

Agency for Evangelisation – Building Missionary Parishes, Forming Missionary Disciples

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