Exploring Catholicism


Enquiring about and journeying on the road towards becoming Catholic is known as The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA is the liturgical and catechetical process designed for adults attracted by Christ and his teaching. It supports them as they seek to respond more deeply and to enter into the Communion of the Church.

Enquiries about the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults should be made to Deacon Vincent Purcell here.

Rite of Election – 14 February 2016

This Sunday more than 30 people will be gathering to take their first official step towards being formally received into the Church this Easter. Bishop Terry will preside over the Rite of Election ceremony which will take place at 3pm at St Mary’s Cathedral. All... read more

A Poor Church for the Poor – Saturday 5th March 2016

A one-day conference in Leeds on Saturday 5th March 2016, at Leeds Trinity University, Horsforth, Leeds (transport available from Leeds station). An opportunity to explore the vision and challenge of Pope Francis in relation to the structural reality of poverty in the... read more