In 2015, the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales launched a significant evangelisation initiative called Proclaim ’15 to support, inspire and encourage new expressions of parish evangelisation. It was designed to affirm the good work that is already being done by the Catholic community, and to provide resources and events to profile and develop new expressions of Catholic joy and missionary outreach.
Proclaim ’15: Building Missionary Parishes
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 11 July 2015
This event was the first of its kind in a generation and brought together an extraordinary group of speakers, workshop leaders and representatives from every diocese in England and Wales to celebrate joyfully and confidently their Catholic Faith, and to explore how better to share it.
850 evangelisation representatives were in attendance, including 34 from Southwark. The event was primarily offered for members of diocesan evangelisation teams and commissions, as well as for a wider group of co-workers directly working in support of existing diocesan strategies and plans.
Proclaim '15 Evangelisation Resources
A broad range of practical resources and testimonies have been created as a fruit of the Proclaim ’15 National Catholic Evangelisation Conference. All these materials have been collated and are available to parishes in support of their on-going evangelisation efforts.