Clergy Conference 2022

This gathering is for Priests and Deacons.

18 – 20 July 2022
Woodland Grange, CV32 6RN
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This gathering is for Priests and Deacons.

Bishop Patrick encourages you to attend especially because this event is a response to the two themes which were identified (among many) as priorities at last year's conferences. These were: leadership in a post-Covid Church and managing change and multiple parishes.

Given this brief, we have engaged Raymond Friel who will anchor us in the spirituality of these two priorities from within the landscape of emerging Catholic voices, organisations, leadership, diminishing resources and current trends in our culture.

Deacon Juan Carlos Valer will introduce us to what can be a potentially life-saving management tool that can radically reduce a bishop’s/priest’s/deacon’s ‘admin time’ and therefore enable him to devote more time to ministry and pastoral work.

Father Chris Ryan has been asked by Bishop Patrick to give us a presentation by livestream on ‘missional preaching’ in a way that speaks to the lived experiences that Raymond Friel would have shared with us at the earlier sessions of the conference but also the many voices we have heard during our Synod process. Capturing the hearts of the faithful during a limited amount of time in a homily is an art that needs to be returned to again and again. ‍


Raymond Friel

Deacon Juan Carlos Valer

Father Chris Ryan


Single occupancy - ensuite (for residential participants)

**Please note that an affordable block booking has allowed us a guaranteed (albeit limited) number of bedrooms. Therefore, we need to know as soon as possible please if you require accommodation**


Residential participant £390

Day participant £200


Friday 8 July 2022


->There will be a dedicated registration desk for our conference for Arrivals and will situated at Reception. Please present yourself here to receive your conference pack and bedroom keys.

->The nearest electric car charging points can be found in the following link: Map of charging points for electric car drivers in UK: Zap-Map

It has been over two years since OGF have been able to gather our priests and deacons together with Bishop Patrick and we look forward to welcoming you at Woodland Grange with great anticipation.


Woodland Grange, Old Milverton Lane, Leamington Spa CV32 6RN, Tel: 01926 336621

Key contacts

Karen Foong BA MBA MA
Director of Ongoing Formation and Support for Clergy
Department for Clergy

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