Make yours a missionary parish


Join us on the adventure of discipleship, with this opportunity to help your parish renew its mission and outreach.

"This initiative comes at an exciting time for our diocese, as we listen afresh to the Gospel’s invitation to encounter Christ, grow as disciples, and step out in mission... Every parish that takes up the invitation of ‘Here: Now: Us’ won’t just make an impact at home; it will be joining the universal Church in making Christ’s love known on earth.

- Bishop Patrick McKinney


Cardinal Vincent Nichols congratulates the team from Together for the Common Good on the grant from the Charles Plater Trust, which enables us to bring Here: Now: Us to the Diocese of Nottingham.

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Click here to find out about a workshop happening near you in October or November 2021

Here: Now: Us is a programme to help parishes grow as confident, outward-looking communities and invest in the leadership of lay people. It comes at a timely moment as we emerge from the restrictions of the Covid-19 pandemic, and seek to reconnect with each other and the wider world.

The Diocese of Nottingham has teamed up with the national charity Together for the Common Good (T4CG) and three other dioceses. T4CG specialises in helping people bring Catholic social teaching alive in their community – they call it ‘common good thinking’.

The programme includes:

  • The Word and the Common Good - a series of six workshops, first used in the diocese in summer 2021
  • A Saturday parish workshop for between 12 and 20 parishioners. Caritas can provide a facilitator from within the Diocese - the parish nominates someone to act as 'local host'. Download a flyer for the Saturday workshop.
  • Support for your parish's mission and outreach in a post-Covid world.

If you or your parish would be interested to know more about taking part, email Paul Bodenham, Programme Leader for Social Action, or call 07470 907656, and we’ll gladly tell you more.