We are starting a new formation course in Stroud on a Wednesday evening called ‘Invited’. These formation sessions are for anyone who is interested in learning more about their faith and passing it onto others. The course will take place April to July this year at The Immaculate Conception parish hall in Stroud. 

Invited – God offers us a radical invitation but what does it mean to say yes? What does it mean to be a Catholic? What do we believe and how do we grow deeper in our Faith? This twelve-week course will enable us to explore a variety of questions relating to Catholic Teaching.

Who is Invited? This is a course for anyone who is interested in learning more about their faith and passing it onto others, so very useful for new and experienced catechists. The course will take place from April to July 2024 at The Immaculate Conception, Stroud. The Wednesday evening dates are:  17th April, 24th April;  1st May, 15th May, 22th May;  5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June;  3rd July, 10th July, 17th July.

For the full outline of the course and to express your interest please complete the booking form on the diocesan website and send to catechists@cliftondiocese.com or post to the Department of Adult Education & Evangelisation, Alexander House, 160 Pennywell Road, Bristol, BS5 0TX.

Cost of Full Course £50 or £6 per session (bacs details are on the booking form). Although it is not necessary to attend every session (they are stand-alone) we hope that the group will grow together as a community. As we do not want anyone to feel excluded on the grounds of finance, please contact us at: catechists@cliftondiocese.com if you feel unable to afford this, there is a place for everyone. 

Journals – participants are encouraged to bring a book for journalling – help will be given with how to do this.

The sessions will be 7pm to 9pm including time for refreshments.

Catechists booklet

Booking form

Stroud poster