Discipleship & Evangelisation



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 October 2018 his title was changed to 'Discipleship & Evangelisation Co-ordinator' to reflect the changes in his role.

This is in line with the urging of all our recent Popes (John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis) that the Church return to its missionary roots, the mission received from Jesus:

“Go therefore and make disciples…”. The mission shared by all of us who are baptised.


Richard is playing an active and pivotal role in supporting the Pastoral Area parishes to do exactly that.




NEW! Richard has produced his March 2018 edition of 'The Road to Emmaus' which can be downloaded by clicking 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:


  • February 2016 click HERE