Forthcoming Events – Diocese

Bookings are open until Friday for the Catholic Parish Summit, hosted by Divine Renovation, in the Harrogate Convention Centre, between Wednesday 12th and Friday 14th June.  “Things were not healthy, and we needed to do something about it.  For me as a priest, what has been really wonderful is I can share the load [with my team].  I don’t need to have all the answers.” – Father David Boyd, Saint John Bosco and Saint Bernadette Parish, Erskine. 

Be re-inspired about what is possible in your parish and how your priestly ministry matters.  Keynote speakers | Prayer and liturgy | Networking and Resources.  A poster is attached, or visit:

The Sacred Heart Fathers and Brothers (Betharram) invite you to a ‘Come and See Weekend’ to explore the Gift of Vocation to the Religious Life and Priesthood.

The weekend will take from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June at the Dupuis Retreat Centre, 94 Selly Park Road, Birmingham B29 7LL. For more information contact Brother Andrew Ferris SCJ on

The National Network of Pastoral Musicians is holding its biennial conference at the Hayes in Swanwick between Friday 26th and Sunday 28th July

Places are available for residential and day visitors with subsidies available to 18-25 year olds.  More information is on the poster, or contact Jennifer Burridge for bookings: 01792 775598 or

A virtual information session about being a foundation governor in one of our Catholic schools is taking place on Thursday 27th June from 7.00pm – 8.00pm.  See the poster on the parish notice board, or contact: Julie Sweeney at

Canon Jonathan Cotton will present a talk The New Evangelisation: How’s it going for you?, on Thursday 13th June at 7.00pm in the Hutton Hall, Rosmini Centre, LE7 4SJ.

Zoom meetings are on the first and third Wednesday evenings monthly,8-10pm, from Wednesday 1st May until Wednesday 17th July; and on second and fourth Thursday afternoons, 1-3pm, from Thursday 23rd May until Thursday 25th July. 

Please also see the three supporting documents, or contact Deacon James Hunter

Applications for The Briars Team 24/25 are now open!  If you are feeling called to a volunteer year at The Briars  you can find more information on our website or get in touch with us via any of our social medias @NDCYS or email


The Nottingham Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Patrick between Monday 15th and Friday 19th July.  By air from East Midlands Airport directly to Lourdes, prices for the full-board five-day pilgrimage start at £819, including a full liturgical programme, and medical care and assistance for those who need it.  For more details visit or email the Pilgrimage Deputy Director at

Join people from around the Diocese of Nottingham for the annual Pilgrimage to Walsingham.  Gather together with Bishop Patrick on Saturday 15th June at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham as we seek Our Lady of Walsingham’s intercession for an increase in Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life in our Diocese.  For more information see the poster at the back of church, or contact Father Neil Peoples 01283 564814 or or Deacon Seamus O’Looskan 0116 251 1437 or

Job Opportunity in Diocese

Caritas Diocese of Nottingham has an exciting opportunity supporting parishes in faith-inspired social action, justice and peace and care of the environment.  If you’re passionate about faith that makes a difference, find out more at

the parish of Our Lady of Walsingham, South Holland, is seeking to appoint to this role.  Find out more at or for more details contact Debbie Higgs

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