Welcome to the Hallam Formation and Mission Pages
WHAT IS FORMATION AND MISSION?
Our mission is to encourage and help you to learn more about and develop your relationship with God through deepening your understanding of the Christian faith.
- TEACHING AND LEARNING
There are two formal courses with qualifications, supported by this Diocese, offering talks and workshops on Theology, Church teaching, Prayer, Scripture and Faith in action. These are the:
- Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry
- PUBLIC TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
Details of events will be posted on the Formation and Mission news page. We hope you can find something that suits you. If you have an idea about something you would like to study in more depth, let us know and we will try to help.
There is a Library at the Hallam Pastoral Centre with many books and resources of interest on Theology, Scripture, Pastoral Studies, Catechesis, Religious Education, Spirituality, Religious Life, Biographies of Holy Women and Men, Feminist Theology, Ecumenism, The Church, Papal Documents (Including the Documents of vatican II). Most of these are available for loan though some are for reference only. If you would like to visit the Library, please contact Matthew on tel. 0114 2566401 or email on email@example.com to make an arrangement. If you are unable to visit but would like to borrow a particular book, please get in touch and we will try to help.
Anyone is invited and welcome to take part in our courses and events, including people from other Christian denominations, other faiths and people of no faith.
We look forward to meeting you soon.
Dr Fionnuala Frances: Coordinator of Adult Formation and Mission
Kevan Grady: Associate Coordinator of Adult Formation and Mission
To Contact us: email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please note: by emailing us, you consent to your submitted details being collected, stored and used by the Diocese of Hallam only for the purpose or purposes for which you have provided them to us. Read more in our Privacy and Security Policy.)
Our mission is to encourage and help anyone and everyone to learn more about and develop a deeper understanding of the Christian faith. We do this through:
- Courses and qualifications such as the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) and the Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Minstry.
- Supporting Church initiatives such as the Year of the Word: God Who Speaks.
- Public talks and workshops on theology, Church teaching and Christian living.
- Resources such as the Hallam Pastoral Centre library and on-line materials.
- Making use of the skilled lay, religious and ordained people engaged in this work in the diocese and beyond.
- Working with deaneries and parishes to develop learning and resources at the local level.
- Representing Hallam at regional and national bodies.
Anyone is welcome to take part in our courses and events, including people from other Christian denominations, other faiths and people of no faith.
Formation and Mission Team News
COP26 - CAMPAIGN FOR THE CLIMATE
“This year in the lead up to the COP 26 Climate Summit in Glasgow, the CAFOD Fast Day Appeal focuses on supporting those vulnerable communities on the front line in facing this crisis.
MARGARET BEAUFORT INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY AUTUMN RETREAT
THE CRY OF THE POOR - STUDY DAY FOR THE SEASON OF CREATION: A study day on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti on ‘fraternity and social friendship’ will be live-streamed from 11.00 to 12.30 BST on Saturday 2nd October. The study day, entitled ‘The Cry of the Poor’, is organised from Gidea Park parish, and the speaker is Fr Ashley Beck, expert on Catholic Social Teaching. The event is free of charge and no registration is necessary. The encyclical is a challenge to see the implications of faith in Christ in the face of the widespread xenophobia and discrimination prevalent in our society and in so many parts of the world. To access the livestream go to www.whatgoodnews.org where the previous study day ‘The Cry of Creation’ (exploring Laudato si’) is also available.
Rev Dr Adrian Graffy
Christ the Eternal High Priest, 410 Brentwood Road, Gidea Park RM2 6DH 01708 449914
Dr Fionnuala Frances and Mr Kevan Grady are Coordinators for Adult Formation and Mission for the Diocese of Hallam from 1st September 2021, taking over from Dr Greg Ryan and Monsignor John Ryan who have held responsibility for Adult Education for some years. Fionnuala and Kevan will be providing support, resources and encouragement and are keen to share more the widely the variety of Good News going on in parishes. Formation and Mission News will be posted onto the Diocesan website and circulated to parishes in a regular newsletter. They would be glad to hear from you about the formation and mission work going on in your parish, and will be in touch with you soon.
Join the Team
'Expressions of interest' are welcome. If you are interested in teaching on a course or leading an event for your parish or community with us, please get in touch with your ideas, and we can arrange to discuss this further.
Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies News
Registration is now open for the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies starting in OCTOBER 2021
You can register for the CCRS in advance by contacting us via email, post or phone (details below).
The first module is on Old Testament and takes place over 3 sessions, October 2nd, 9th and 16th, from 9.00 to 12.30 at the Hallam Pastoral Centre. This module will be taught by Monsignor John Ryan.
Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry News
Registration is also open for the Loyola Certificate in Pastoral Ministry This 2-year online course, co-developed by Hallam with Loyola University, has been specially designed for Catholic dioceses in England and Wales to help lay people develop their gifts for pastoral ministry in the parish, deanery and wider community.
Register here for ONLINE INFORMATION SESSIONS (Oct/Nov): https://www.liverpoolcatholicresources.com/diploma
Phone: 0114 256 6410
Fax: 0114 256 2673
Email: email@example.com (Please note: by emailing us, you consent to your submitted details being collected, stored and used by the Diocese of Hallam only for the purpose or purposes for which you have provided them to us. Read more in our Privacy and Security Policy.)
The department offers several national and local courses for faith formation and theological education, and promotes and support Church initiatives with local programmes. We also have links to other providers in the UK and beyond.
The department has a range of books, leaflets and multimedia resources available for use by parishes and groups. Our staff are also available to help lead and plan adult formation events, and to advise on suitable resources, courses and adult education opportunities. It also includes links to resources from other sources and multimedia recommendations for individual, group or parish use.
There are no upcoming events.
The department is located at the Hallam Pastoral Centre in Sheffield, South Yorkshire (click to find us). The normal office hours are 8.30 am - 4.30 pm.
Formation and Mission Team
Hallam Pastoral Centre
St Charles Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S9 3WU
You can contact us by phone , email , fax, or post:
Phone: 0114 256 6410
Fax: 0114 256 2673
(Please note: by emailing us, you consent to your submitted details being collected, stored and used by the Diocese of Hallam only for the purpose or purposes for which you have provided them to us. Read more in our Privacy and Security Policy.)