We are officially launching our newest project:

The Bishop’s Certificate is designed to be an entry level qualification to help in the ongoing formation of adults involved in sacramental preparation or youth ministry in the Diocese of Brentwood. It includes both the development of practical skills & the deepening of theological knowledge.

We are committed to making the process of faith formation for catechists and youth leaders more accessible than ever before by harnessing the power of digital media. So we are making sure this course is taught through engaging, short videos with expert interviews on a custom built website, complete with online questionnaires and journaling for assessment purposes.

How do I find out more?

If you are interested you probably have lots of questions about assessments, timeframe, cost, commitment and what’s covered in the course. We have produced an introductory course handbook to answer all these questions

Download Course Hanbook

The Youth Service has worked hard for many years to build a flourishing culture of engaging opportunities for young, we are excited to build on this by becoming a go-to place for supporting those who journey with them: our beloved catechists and youth leaders"
Fr Dominic Howarth (Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Formation)

How to apply/ any other questions?

Initially our first intake we will limit to 20-30 participants and the deadline for application is 30th November 2017 ready for a January start. If you do not make it on to the first cohort or have missed the deadline we plan to have another intake in April 2018, keep connected for future updates.

To apply for our first cohort for the Bishop’s Certificate please email us using the link below to request an application form. All the relevant details about the application will be on the form itself:

Get in Contact

The launch of the Bishop’s Certificate is the fruit of years of dialogue with catechists and youth leaders across the diocese and we really want to keep that conversation going. So if you do have feedback, thoughts, best practice that you can share we would love to hear from you.