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The National Course is a collaborative project between Missio and the Catholic Missionary Union (CMU), for pastoral ministers from overseas, working in England and Wales.
It is designed to help Diocesan fidei donum priests, and Religious Priests, Brothers and Sisters who have entered the UK within the last two or three years:
Dates and Fees
Due to cost of living rises and no longer having external funding, we have reluctantly increased the price to £1100. However we believe that this still represents excellent value for money for a 2 week course with associated support and materials-– all-inclusive apart from transport costs.
Wistaston Hall Retreat Centre near Crewe. Quality, en suite accommodation.
A collaborative project between Missio and the Catholic Missionary Union
Fr Anthony Dampson SMA (UK & Ghana)
Guest speakers include:
Mr Richard Owens
Dr Helen Costigane
Fr Eamonn Mulcahy CSSP
Br. Brendan Geery
Fr Anthony Chantry MHM
Mr Danny Curtin
Fr Barry O Sullivan
Fr Liam Cummins MHM
WHAT SOME OF THE PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS HAVE SAID ABOUT THE COURSE..........................................................
"I liked the frankness...it helps take away prejudices"
"Fantastic for newly arrived non-British missionaries...it will water down some of the fears and anxieties they bring with them"
"It was practical with a pastoral touch"
"Honest and clear expression of British culture"
"The contributors are experts, realistic, down to earth and homely"
"I gained a lot from the course and would recommend it"
"It will help you to settle in to your new environment"
"I would definitely reccommend this course as an 'eye opener'
for any religious missionary"
"100% recommend it. In order to do missionary work in the UK it is not enough to be a priest. This course is an introduction to the people, the language, the expectations, the history etc - without these our ministry would be to say the least, counter-productive"
"I enjoyed the course because it is practical, down to earth and reassuring. It is a good tool for the New Evangelisation in Britain"
"I will surely recommend to all Bishops and Superiors...this course has re-shaped me to begin my ministry with confidence"