Friday, 13 June 2014


The seventh Evangelium weekend residential conference on explaining the Catholic Faith in the modern world will be held Friday 1 August (2pm) to Sunday 3 August 2014 (5pm) at the Reading Oratory School. Information and registration can be found on the Evangelium website:

The conference provides opportunities for young Catholics, especially 18 – 35, to learn more about the faith, to pray, and be spiritually refreshed in the beautiful setting of the Oratory School near Reading. Guest speakers for Evangelium 2014 will include:

• Rt. Rev Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth

• Joanna Bogle – Broadcaster and Writer

• Lynette Burrows – Journalist, Social Commentator and Family Rights Activist

• Mary Killeen – Director of Marriage and Family studies at Maryvale Institute

• Fr Marcus Holden – Maryvale Tutor, Custodian of the National Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate

• Dr William Newton – International Theology Institute

• Fr Armand de Malleray – Chaplain of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter

• Fr Andrew Pinsent – Theology Faculty of Oxford and former CERN physicist

A new feature of the conference from summer 2014 will be the ability to build a personalised short course of four sessions, with a summaries and references provided for ongoing reading, selected from one of the fourfold areas of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: CREED, SACRAMENTS, MORALS, and PRAYER. Annual conferences that present a variety of talks within these themes will enable regular participants to build up a body of knowledge year by year

Conference posters are available here: Evangelium conference poster 2014. The conference is co-organised by a priest of Arundel and Brighton, Fr Andrew Pinsent.


With generous assistance from the Catholic Truth Society and the Reading Oratory School, the cost of the weekend is only £95, which includes conference materials, accommodation and all meals from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday. A reduced price of £65 is also available on request to those in need. To register for the 2014 Evangelium Conference, either:

• fill in and submit the online conference registration form.

or, to print a form to register and pay by post:

• download the conference leaflet and booking form.


• “A great opportunity to pray and meet other committed Catholics; it was very valuable to be made aware of the wider network of Catholics in Britain and beyond.”

• “It was very helpful to me to be able to spend a weekend away concentrating totally on my faith, with periods of adoration and prayer.”

• “All of the talks were very helpful, packed with useful knowledge – a great opportunity for theological and spiritual enrichment in a short period of time.”

• “A combination of excellent talks with many opportunities for prayer and the sacraments – food for the mind, body and soul.”

• “A great opportunity to discuss spiritual issues with educated and like-minded persons … The conference inspired me to evangelise once again. I feel so encouraged to meet such lovely people who have also taught me so much.”

• “I have been inspired and encouraged to express my faith and witness to others … This conference restored and rekindled my desire to be part of the re-evangelisation of England, and the rest of Great Britain and Ireland.”

• “There was a wonderful friendly atmosphere … I appreciated this conference from the bottom of my heart.”

• “The Apologetics Panel was the highlight … tremendous value in terms of hearing how to answer difficult questions and defend the faith.”

The Evangelium Conferences in recent years have also provided an opportunity for interviews for a series of catechetical DVDs published by St Anthony Communications and sold in the UK and the US (by Ignatius Press). The most recent video is, “Prayer: A Surge of the Heart.”

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