Prepare the Future
Building parishes of welcome, listening and hope
Here's what people have been saying about Prepare the Future workshops:
- 'Good to hear what others are doing and share our own experiences, and seek advice'
- 'Excellent...meeting us where we are at the moment'
- 'Helps me discern what a way forward for our parish might be'
Re-weave your parish at our next 'Prepare the Future' workshop
Our monthly diocesan Prepare the Future workshops are an opportunity to find help, ideas and practical advice for re-opening your parish for mission after lockdown.
Here are some typical topics we explore:
- Setting up a parish telephone befriending scheme such as Two's Company
- Building a Census and skills audit for the post-pandemic parish
- Opening a drop-in centre or listening café in your parish hall
- Developing a toolkit to help you navigate safeguarding, data protection and other requirements
- Connecting across ethnic and diaspora communities in our parishes
- Exploring a model for mutual aid for families and individuals, rooted in Catholic social teaching
- Parish Councils organising for mission in the post-Covid Church
- Renovating and upgrading parish facilities for outreach.