EVENTS and COURSES coming up in the

Diocese of Nottingham

CCRS COURSE 2019 / 2020

What is the CCRS?

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) offers Core Modules and a broad range of specialist studies so that, taken as a whole, the entire course provides a high level of faith formation for teachers, catechists, prospective deacons, and in fact anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith. It is primarily concerned with learning about elements of our faith and integrating the knowledge acquired into the way we live. In some cases students prefer not to write assignments but still enjoy attending modules and are then awarded with the Living Ministry Certificate.

Still not sure? Why not contact our CCRS mentor; Robert della-Spina at

You can join at any time as this is a rolling course, just complete and return an application form available from Adult Formation.

What’s involved? Two year course; 8 modules of 10 hours each over 2 Saturdays (6 core modules & 2 specialist modules) , 100 % attendance, each module is assessed by an assignment of 1500 words (to achieve the CCRS qualification)

How much does it cost? £55 per module (concessions £45) or £360 for the whole course, plus £25 registration fee , schools/ parishes may fund the course. Living Ministry is £35 per module or £256 for the whole course plus £5 registration fee.

For more information on CCRS visit the national website:

Course currently at: Our Lady & St Patrick in the Meadows, Nottingham. NG2 1JQ

Who is it for: You – if you are currently working as a Parish Catechist with; children, teenagers, or adult enquirers or you would like to be involved as a Catechist, or you wish to learn more about your faith.

What is it for: To build firm foundations in faith and knowledge for catechists; to nurture confidence and develop practical skills.

What is involved: 12 sessions of 2 hours plus a prayer plus a reflection session followed by commissioning Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick. Participants are expected to write a short log.

Cost: £100 per person, no hidden extras! Parishes are encouraged to pay. Who is leading the course: Each session will be led by either: clergy, lay or religious who have enthusiasm for their topic. Julia Palmer will lead and co-ordinate the course.

I am interested - what should I do next? Request, complete and return the booking form and ask your parish priest to endorse it, then send it to the Adult Formation Department

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