Summary of Christian Formation in the Diocese
This area of the website covers aspects of Christian Formation. For further information please see the links on the left.
Catechetics and Adult Formation
It is diocesan policy that every parish has a Parish Coordinating Catechist, working with the Deanery Coordinating Catechist to ensure the best possible catechesis, adult formation, sacramental preparation, etc. The Deanery Coordinating Catechists are invited members of the Diocesan Commission for Evangelisation, which works with the Bishop to oversee and further religious education, catechesis and evangelisation in the diocese.
Catechesis (Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Marriage) is taught by Parish Catechists. Resources, model certificates and forms are available in the Catechesis pages.
Adult Education: two courses are available:
CCRS (Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology 12 Grange Road Cambridge CB3 9DU) and Learning Together (which takes place at various locations within the diocese during the year.). Details about these courses including course programmes are available in the Adult Education pages.
Priestly Formation, The promotion of vocations to the priesthood is the responsibility of the Vocations Director. More information here.
Permanent Deacons Training and ongoing development is undertaken by:
the Director of the Permanent Diaconate, Rev Christopher Smith. Catholic Presbytery, 180 Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0QQ.
Tel: 01473 684963.
Ongoing Clergy Formation: The Ongoing Formation Committee looks at all aspects of the continuing formation of priests and make proposals for further training as appropriate.
Diocesan Director of Ongoing Formation: Rev Paul Maddison, c/o The White House, 21 Upgate, Poringland,Norwich NR14 7SH