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Invited Booklet Season 1: Moving Forward in Mission

The first season of Invited brought people across our Diocese together, while exploring God’s great love for us and journeying in faith with one another saw many friendships formed. The mission doesn’t end there, and our Formation Team look forward to meeting many of you again online or in person over the coming months.  This booklet highlights the many ways you can get involved in the Church both locally and across our Diocese. We hope that you will be engaged and inspired by the wide range of opportunities available, continuing our shared work and mission. Contact details are provided with each entry and we welcome people getting in touch, even it’s just to find out more!

Season 1 of Invited continues with five new ‘deep dive’ films


Invited Monthly Reflection October 2021

Invited Monthly Reflection September 2021

Invited Monthly Reflection August 2021

Invited Monthly Reflection July 2021



Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of human traffickers, becoming unpaid modern-day slaves in their own countries and abroad. Our Diocese is committed to combatting modern slavery in all its guises and has set up a Steering Group attached to our Social Action Commission which aims to:

Facilitate and co-ordinate public awareness of Modern Slavery and its abolition.
Support the practical needs of the victims of modern slavery in conjunction with relevant organisations and groups – including the provision of safe accommodation for those rescued from slavery.
Assist the Police in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

The Diocese has been working jointly with Sussex and Surrey Police to provide safe, supervised accommodation for victims of trafficking and exploitation. The fully furnished ‘safe house’ will provide an important haven for survivors pending a decision to enter the National Referral Mechanism.

Join this important movement for change, to find out more:


The Diocesan Ministry of Consolation: Do you have a good ear for listening? Are you able to support people who are going through a difficult time? Do you feel you are able to journey with those who are experiencing the loss of someone important in their life? If the answer is yes to these questions, you might be interested in joining the Diocesan Ministry of Consolation team of Bereavement Befrienders?

The Diocese will be running a training course on each Wednesday through January and February 2022 to prepare you for this Ministry. You will need to attend all the training days to be commissioned and each day will run from 10.00 am to 1.30 via Zoom.

If you would like to find out more details, please email simon.south@abdiocese.org.uk for more information.

The Catholic Bishops of Arundel and Brighton 1965-2020 by Dr Paul Severn is published by the Isle of Wight Catholic History Society, price £4.00. Find out more here.

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