Candidates at St Mary's & St Joseph's prepare for Confirmation with a flower display
As part of the flower festival and their preparation for Confirmation, 20 candidates from the Parish of St Mary's & St Joseph's in Worksop have decorated giant Rosary beads and brought flowers to represent the different Mysteries (meditations on episodes in the life and death of Jesus from the Annunciation to the Ascension and beyond).
The beautiful display (pictured above) can be seen this weekend at St Mary's Church, Worksop. Please feel free to visit.
E-learning Launch 30th July
National Catholic Safeguarding Commission
The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) is an independent body working within the framework of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. It is mandated by the Conference of Bishops and Conference of Religious Congregations and has accountability across Dioceses and Religious Congregations to ensure that standards are met and policies are implemented.
The Commission has today launched its E-learning programme
If you have a role working with children, young people or adults who may be vulnerable, or if you are a parent who wants to understand on-line safety, please have a look at the e-learning safeguarding brochure. This explains what programmes are available via e-learning and how to access the programmes that interest you.
This e-learning package is part of the Church’s commitment to safeguarding, recognising we all have a role to play in creating a safe environment.
We have worked with EduCare to develop a bespoke e-learning package available to all members of the Catholic Community in England and Wales.
The launch of the e-learning programme is part of the Church’s ongoing commitment to safeguarding. We want every member of the Catholic community in England and Wales to have the opportunity to access safeguarding learning with a view to raising awareness, increasing understanding and promoting best practice. The Catholic Church in England and Wales is possibly the first faith community in the UK, to offer safeguarding e-learning to everyone in the Catholic community free of charge.
For further details and to view the online brochure highlighting what is available click here.
Jo will be able to register you with EduCare, ready to start from 1st September 2015.
For more information about face to face safeguarding training, please see the training page.
The Diocese of Hallam Communications Group is proud to announce that a new website is due to be launched in August.
While retaining the wealth of information this website has on our various departments, the new website will feature an all new format, new branding and an extensive calendar of events and activities.
With an increase in communication and a pooling of resources using Google Calendars, individual parishes will be asked to help us to keep the new website more up to date with the exciting events that are going on and their news.
Consultations are now underway to ensure the new design meets your needs and that the processes for running the website are well thought out and resource efficient.
Introduction to the Diocese and History
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hallam is a diocese of the Latin Church of the Roman Catholic church in England. The diocese comprises the whole of the City of Sheffield, and the surrounding towns of Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Chesterfield, the Peak District and areas of Bassetlaw and Retford.
The Diocese was formed on 30 May 1980 by removing territory from the Diocese of Leeds and the Diocese of Nottingham and is one of the six suffragan sees in the ecclesiastical Province of Liverpool. It derives its name from Hallamshire, an ancient name for the Sheffield area. It is under the patronage of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, whose feast is celebrated as a solemnity in the diocese on the 27th June.
Bishops of the Diocese of Hallam
|3 July 1980 to 9 July 1996||Gerald Moverley||
Auxiliary Bishop of Leeds; translated to the See of Hallam
|3 July 1997 to 20 May 2014||John Rawsthorne||
Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool; installed 4 June 1997; retired
|10 July 2014 to present||Ralph Heskett, C.Ss.R.||Bishop of Gibraltar; appointed 20 May 2014|