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School of Faith.

A super opportunity to get to learn more about the Catechism of the Catholic Church from experts in their fields. I found biographic for some of the speakers. Most impressive!

A new study course on the Catechism of the Catholic Church for the Year of Faith

9 January – 23 March 2013 at the Centre for Catholic Formation at  Tooting Bec.

Join us from January on Wednesday evenings for a light supper,to hear expert and dynamic speakers, and to join in small group discussions culminating with two lectures during the day on Saturday 23 March.


Archbishop Peter Smith – Archbishop of Southwark

Archbishop Peter Smith

Archbishop Peter Smith

Bishop Philip Egan – Diocese of Portsmouth

Bishop Philip Eagen

Bishop Philip Eagen

Dr. Petroc Willey – Biography: studied theology at King’s College, London and philosophy at Liverpool University, where he received his doctorate in moral philosophy. He later gained his STL from the Pontifical University, Maynooth. From 1985-1992, he was Lecturer in Christian Ethics at Plater College, Oxford. He has worked at Maryvale since 1992.

Dr. Petroc Willey

Dr. Petroc Willey


Msgnr Keith Newton

Mgr Keith Newton is the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. Born on in Liverpool in April 1952, Mgr Newton was ordained to the Anglican priesthood in 1976. He was ordained an Anglican bishop on 7 March 2002 serving as Suffragan Bishop of Richborough and Provincial Episcopal Visitor in the Province of Canterbury 2002-2010.He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood at Westminster Cathedral on 15 January 2011 by Archbishop Vincent Nichols. On the same day he was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as the first Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham.

Fr Tim Finigan – Blog- The Hermenuetic of Continuity

Fr. Tim Finigan

Fr. Tim Finigan

Sr Judith Russi 

Sr. Judith Russi

Sr. Judith Russi

Consultant at EDUCARE M: Teacher of Religious Education and Drama. Taught across a wide range of schools at both primary and secondary levels in rural and inner city situations. Author of a series of texts and resource books including RE, Worship, Circle Time and resources for spiritual, moral, social and cultural education and citizenship for primary and secondary schools. Worked for the Archdiocese of Westminster for 18years as an Education Adviser and Inspector. Has specialized in providing training for schools on articulating the vision and mission for Catholic schools today.  Assists in the formation and training for leadership in Church schools.

Fr Stephen Wang : Blog- Bridges and Tangent

Fr. Stephen Wang

Fr. Stephen Wang


Fr Kevin Hale parish priest from Our Lady of Lourdes and St, Joseph, Leigh-on-sea, Essex

Fr Kevin Hale

Fr Kevin Hale

Mgr John ArmitaMsgnr. John ArmitageFr David Gibbons – Director of the Diocesan Centre for Catholic Formation

Fr. David Gibbons

Fr. David Gibbons

He has degrees in Classics from Durham University (BA) and in Theology from Oxford University (MA), as well as Post-graduate Certificates in Education and in Theology. In addition to his responsibilities at the CEC, he is Chairman of the Art and Architechture Committee of the Diocesan Liturgy Commission and serves on the Ongoing Formation of Priests Committee.

Dr Caroline Farey:  

Dr. Caroline Farey

Dr. Caroline Farey

B.A.(Hons), M.Phil(Cantab), M.A.(Theol), STB, Ph.L, S.T.L, Ph.D(Lateran).
Job Title: Academic Assistant to the Director for Ecclesiastical Development,   Head of Catechetical Formation   Course Director BA Applied Theology(Catechesis), Course Director License in Catechetics, Reader in Catechetics.

Canon John Redford:

Canon John Redford

Canon John Redford

Senior Lecturer in Sacred Scripture, St.John’s Seminary Wonersh, 1970-82

Director, Southwark Diocesan Catechetical Centre, Tooting Bec, London, 1982-86
Editor, The Universe Newspaper Supplement Faith Alive, 1986-87
Director, the Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Maryvale Institute Distance Learning Degree, 1988-2008
Director, Master of Arts in Catholic Theology, Maryvale Institute, 2008-current
Director, Master of Arts in Apologetics, 2010-current


For any enquiries or general questions about this course, please use the link below.

Follow this link to the website of the Centre for Catholic Formation where you can register for the course.

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