Richard Martin, pictured above and already a member of the community in Christchurch, was appointed to the part time position of Director of Lay Formation in October 2015.


In order to read another page giving his Job Description along with Fr Tom's introduction please click HERE.





Report from Richard (Jan 2018) can be downloaded HERE



Report from Richard (Sept 2017) can be downloaded HERE

Update [July 2017] from Richard can be downloaded HERE

Richard's second update "The Road to Emmaus" from April 2016 can be found by clicking HERE

In the above Update Richard mentions his Plans and these can be seen by clicking HERE


Earlier updates are available as follows:


COME TO THE FEAST - November 2017


Come to the Feast explored the Mass over a period of 5 weeks with a different focus each week:


  • Gather
  • Listen and respond
  • Give Thanks and Praise
  • Receive
  • Go


Each week everyone in the pastoral Area has taken away an information sheet, including suggestions for Families; there was a special introduction before Mass to draw attention to the key focus; children's liturgy (where appropriate; special bidding prayer; music (where appropriate) and priest imput, including homily references.


In addition therre were 5 weeks of House groups meeting to explore more deeply our Holy Mass.


For more information, follow this link