New Year – New Evangelisation
2017 sees a fresh start to the work of the Archdiocese of Cardiff’s Evangelisation Team! Thanks to funding made available by an anonymous donor, we have been able to employ a full-time Evangelisation & Education Officer, Miss Madeline Page.
Madeline will take up her post in January and will divide her time administering the Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies and the Welsh Church School Leadership Programme for two days a week, with three days supporting the Diocesan Evangelisation Team and and associated adult education projects.
Madeline writes: “I graduated from Cardiff University with a BA in Philosophy and since then I have been working for the Alliance of Pro-Life Students as their Student Support Officer. In this role, I designed, prepared, and delivered workshops and training sessions for university students to enable them to articulate and share their pro-life values with their peers. I’m very excited to use this experience to share our faith with everyone we encounter throughout the Archdiocese of Cardiff. I look forward to building on the already fantastic work going on in the diocese as we continue to spread the Good News!”
In the early months of her work, Madeline will visit those parishes which already have evangelisation teams, to get a sense of what is already in place and which resources will be most useful, and later she will visit parishes with no existing teams to see what could be developed there. She will also co-ordinate and publicise evangelisation-focused training and prayer events across the diocese, developing our monthly “Keep FIT – Fellowship, Intercession and Training” programme in new locations.
From the start of her work on 10 January 2016, Madeline will be based in an office at the Pastoral Resources Centre at 910 Newport Road, Cardiff, where she can be contacted on 029 2036 5965 or via email. The Archdiocese of Cardiff is actively involved in the work of evangelisation, having run its own Proclaim’15 event in October 2015 following a national conference in Birmingham, and having welcomed more than 600 people for a meal and a prayer experience at its five Holy Door Churches during Home Mission Week in 2016. This appointment is the natural next step as we develop our network of volunteers across the Archdiocese.
For further information contact: Rev. Gareth Leyshon