International speaker series on ’Leading a Missionary Parish’

Thursday 26 June 2020

Proclaim: Office for Mission Renewal

Missionary parishes transform lives and yield a growing army of disciples for whom worship and sacraments come to life and whose ministry and service flourishes. Parish leaders are invited to a series of interactive sessions with global leaders in missionary parish renewal. From the fireside comfort of your home, be inspired by a hope-filled vision for your parish and discuss practical ideas with fellow leaders.

First four fortnightly sessions

  • Thursday 2 July:  "Awakening your heart for mission" with Fr Stephen Langridge
  • Thursday 16 July: "The hope that does not disappoint" with Dr Mary Healy
  • Thursday 30 July: "The father’s heart: a vision for missionary renewal" with Fr James Mallon
  • Thursday 13 August: "Evangelii Gaudium: Organising ourselves for mission" with Bishop Nicholas Hudson

Guest speakers

Fr Stephen Langridge Formerly vocations director for the Southwark Diocese, Fr Stephen is parish priest of St Elizabeth of Portugal parish in Richmond, London. Effectively engaging with the young families in his “nappy valley” parish, Fr Stephen is excited about the difference that leading a “missional” parish is making to his leadership and his priesthood.

Dr Mary Healy has made it her mission to see renewal in Christian hearts everywhere. One of the first three women to be appointed a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, she is a professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Dr Healy is an international speaker on topics related to Scripture, evangelization, healing, and the spiritual life.

Fr James Mallon is passionate about building parishes that prioritise the formation of missionary disciples. Author of Divine Renovation: from a maintenance to a missional parish and Divine Renovation: Beyond the Parish, he is Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support for the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and founded the Divine Renovation Ministry which supports of parishes throughout the world in their efforts towards renewal and transformation.

Bishop Nicholas Hudson is an Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Westminster in London, where he has oversight of the offices for Evangelisation and Youth. Bishop Nicholas has a passion for forming parish evangelisation teams that seek to initiate effective evangelising initiatives and mobilise missionary outreach.


To register for a session, visit Registrants will then receive a Zoom link for the sessions via email. All sessions are free. However, due to limited capacity, Parish Priests are invited to attend with two of their lay leaders. Further sessions are planned for 27 August and 10 September. 

For further information

Please contact the Proclaim: Office for Mission Renewal:
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