The Commission for Adult Formation


A short course has been compiled by the Diocesan Liturgical Commission and Adult Advisers Team. You can use as much or as little of it as you need. A hard copy can be sent by post - send request by email.

Downloads here

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS)


Open to all


Are you interested in working with young adults? The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies Youth Module is being held on Saturday 28th March 2020 at Our Lady and St Patrick’s Church Hall, Launder Street, The Meadows, Nottingham NG2 1 JQ beginning at 9.30 am until 4.30 pm and is tutored by Tom Baptist, Director of the Diocesan Youth Service. Outcomes of the module are; to have a basic understanding of youth culture and how to critically examine aspects of it, to be able to work in the area of faith and spirituality in a manner appropriate to young people and to have a set of skills necessary for good youth work practice and be able to apply those skills in a youth ministry context. The module costs £25 for non CCRS students. Please book in to:


with David Wells

Over 400 people attended these events - thank you

  • Blessed Sacrament Procession 2017


5th Blessed Sacrament Procession Led by Bishop Patrick will be on SUNDAY 7th JUNE 2020

Start: 2 pm - St Mary’s Church,
Goodliffe Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham NG7 6FY
End: 4 pm approx - St Barnabas Cathedral, Derby Road, NG1 5AE

finishing with prayers at the tomb of Mary Potter

“Our Lady is Mother of the Blessed Sacrament…
let us bow down in lowly adoration before our God, ask our Mother Mary to feed us with some of her love for this Adorable Mystery of Faith”

-Venerable Mary Potter

Join Catholics from across the Diocese as we witness to the joy of our faith through the streets of Nottingham.

Adult Faith Formation

POPE FRANCIS: "Let us go forth, then, let us go forth to offer everyone the life of Jesus Christ. (EG 49). The Church which 'goes forth' is a community of missionary disciples who take the first step, who are involved and supportive, who bear fruit and rejoice. (EG24).

Bishop Patrick, in his homily, states that there is potential in our diocese to become more outward-looking and missionary in its sense of purpose and direction. This is achievable by having a strong spiritual foundation which will be firmly in place over the next few years. The 3 themes are:




We held our first Diocesan ADMINISTRATORS DAY on Saturday 12th October 2019 at Trinity School, Nottingham.

Thank you to all that attended. Bishop Patrick welcomed and Karen Foong followed, as keynote speaker.

3 sessions: Accounting, GDPR, Health & Safety

As the day was a success, we will be holding 3 future dates in counties in 2020. If you would like more information, to comment on the day or to suggest anything that you think should be covered, email Diane:

Catechist Training Day

Thank you to the 240 people who attended the event on Saturday July 13th 2019 for a training day with David Wells. He inspired many of us to return to parishes with renewed enthusiasm. More events to come.

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