You are welcome

We know that they are many and varied reasons why people leave the Church, but whatever your reasons for leaving, please know that you are still welcome in the Catholic Church. Our community of believers is here to support you on your journey, and a big step in returning to the Church is connecting with a local parish. You can do this very simply through our ‘Find a church’ tool.

God loves you

No matter what has happened to you in your life, God has never stopped loving you. In the story oof the Prodigal Son, Jesus tells us that God waits for those who have strayed far from Him, and rejoices when they return. Even if you have been far from God in your time away from the Church, you have always remained a child of God, loved by him. If you are struggling to believe this right now, take some time to rediscover the beliefs at the heart of the Christian story.

Keep growing

Everyone is on a journey and everyone is growing - even people who go to Church every week, or every day! We are all challenged and called to become more like Jesus. So the Christian life is about growth and luckily in our day and age, there is so much great content out there to help this process, from great YouTube channels to podcasts to TV series. Take a look!