LANDINGS – Welcoming Returning Catholics - at Beaconsfield. If you are a Catholic who has been away but is thinking about rejoining the Catholic community you will be made very welcome at Landings. Run by a core team of enthusiastic welcomers with a decade of experience in helping Catholics return, this 8-week process offers “a place to land”, a place for compassionate listening and non-judgemental acceptance, for asking questions and reconnecting with your faith as an adult.
19th March - "After an encouraging response to the announcement of a Landings workshop, a date has now been set: March 19th at St. Teresa’s Beaconsfield. We aim to start at 10:00 and finish between one and half-past with a mid-morning break for refreshments. The object is to demonstrate the power of the Landings process and how it helps returning Catholics. All welcome - potential returners or “welcomers” alike, or those simply interested in recommending Landings to others. No commitment will be asked for but, if you are thinking of attending, please phone or e-mail so we can gauge numbers. Speak to Maggie or Ian on 01753 482 496 or mail email@example.com."
Practical details can be found by following this link
Faith Sharing Concerts
Concerts with stories and prayer are an ideal way for musicians to share their faith and
encourage the audience to do the same over refreshments afterwards.
Teresa Brown’s In
Search of Peace faith concerts of her violin music are an opportunity for
people to bring a friend who may not often come to church, to enjoy an hour of
music and stories, and to pray for peace in the world.
The most recent Faith sharing concert was on Friday 13th March, 7.30pm at
St Joseph's Bedford. This is the Shrine of the Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and the organisers said "We will have the Miraculous Relic Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe on display at the front on the night, and we will offer refreshments afterwards."
Faith, Coffee and Cake
Kate Wilson of Towcester & Hunsbury parish outlines here their successful initiative for hospitable morning faith-sharing gatherings.
Short Evangelisation Courses
The Team can deliver short courses (typically a couple of hours on one or two occasions) on several aspects of evangelisation. Details here
Parish Small Communities
The Diocesan Evangelisation Team in collaboration with others is exploring the potential of parish small communities as a means to evangelise in the Diocese. Please see ‘Past events’ section for details of an open meeting that took place in March 2014. One thriving example of this is the Faith and Friendship groups in High Wycombe - read more here.