“Catechesis is the echo of the word of God”

– Pope Francis


Saturday 5th November, 10am – 3pm

Please save the date for this fantastic event!




10:00am Arrivals

You are very welcome to arrive at Sacred Heart School any time from 10am – there is parking on site, or it is just a short walk from public transport stops and stations.

A member of the BCYS and Walsingham House staff and volunteer team will be ready to sign you in and welcome you with teas, coffees, cakes and pastries!

There will then be the opportunity to sign up for 2 of the exciting workshops available for the afternoon (these will be filled on a first come, first served basis).


10:30am Welcome

The day will open with a time of prayer, followed by a welcome and introductions to the team running the day. 


10:45am Speakers

We will be joined by the fantastic David Wells, who will talk on the theme of “At Your Side – The joy of a shoulder to shoulder relationship with the uncertain and confused” As Catechists we walk, Christ on one side, our neighbour on the other. In this way we are both accompanied and accompanier. This way of journeying is how Pope Francis sees us and our role as Catechists. You won’t come away with more to do, but you might come away with a fresh way of seeing and doing the things you do already. 

12:15pm Lunch

We do ask that you bring a packed lunch, which you are very welcome to sit and enjoy together, whilst having the opportunity to meet fellow catechists.


13:00pm Workshop 1

We will break out into smaller rooms for the first of the workshops you have signed up for in the morning.

This will be a fabulous chance to find out about new resources, courses, campaigns, opportunities for you and your young people and much more, as well as discussing and sharing your own practices with fellow catechists. You can see more about the workshops available below.


14:00pm Workshop 2 

You will be guided to the second of the workshops you have selected for the day.


15:00pm Closing Prayer 

We will invite you all to gather back in the main hall for a closing prayer as we end the day.



This training and resources day is open to all First Holy Communion and Confirmation Catechists, as well as those who look after the children’s liturgy in the Diocese of Brentwood. It will be an opportunity to hear about fresh resources, as well as receiving input to assist you in your First Holy Communion and Confirmation programmes.

We would particularly like to welcome any young catechists or young people in your parish (16+) who may be interested in working as or with catechists, and wish to develop their faith further post-confirmation.



To reserve your place for this FREE event, please email [email protected] with the following information of each person attending;

Full Name

Role (First Holy Communion Catechist / Young Catechist / Confirmation Catechist / etc)


Email Address