Adult Formation

Year of the Word 2020-2021

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has designated 2020 – 2021 as a year of focus on the Bible and the ‘The God Who Speaks’. A Year of the Word to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Verbum Domini, Pope Benedict XVI’s Apostolic Exhortation on ‘The Word of the Lord’ and the 1600th anniversary of the death of St Jerome, who translated the Hebrew and Greek Scriptures into Latin, the language of the Western Church.

Find out more on The God Who Speaks website.

Read ‘A Year with the Bible: 365 Daily Reflections’ by Dom Henry Wansbrough OSB.

Year of the Word resources from CAFOD for children, young people, on your own or in a group.

Resources to help deepen your engagement with the God Who Speaks through Scripture.


Lectio Divina is a form of prayer which invites us into a deeper encounter with the Lord through Scripture. It gives us the time to listen attentively to the Word, to be sensitive to its action on our hearts, and to reflect on what is being asked of us in our daily lives.


Material to help you practice Lectio Divina:


Private Lectio Divina 

Lectio Divina: a short guide to praying with the Scriptures produced by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton.

Lectio 365 is a daily devotional resource that helps you pray the Bible every day. Download on App Store (Apple) or on Play Store (Android).

Lectio Divina as a Spiritual Practice

Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies

CCRS – The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) is beginning again in our Diocese this September 2021. The course is designed for teachers in Catholic schools, for catechists and for anyone who would like to grow in understanding as they live their Catholic faith.  The CCRS offers a very flexible and accessible way of learning, it includes some online content and is made up of eight modules: six core and two specialist modules. Each module involves ten hours of course time and an assignment.  For more information or to register your place please contact our Formation Adviser