The Christian Heritage Centre

Pastoral Practice Today
[webinars for clergy]

Pending confirmation

A series of monthly webinars for clergy, examining various pertinent issues and themes relevant to ministry in the Catholic Church and beyond.

Past Events

The Logos & Literature:
Elaborating the Divine
[online evening talks]

29th April - 8th July 2021

A series of talks exploring some of the great themes of Catholic Christianity in literature both old and new.

Lenten Monday Mysteries
[prayer meetings]

22nd February - 22nd March 2021, 8pm

A weekly meditation for Lent on one of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary, with Scripture and a meditation.

Integrating Spirit, Mind & Body
[webinars for mental
health professionals]

13th February & 13th March 2021, 10am

Two webinars for mental health professionals, integrating a Christian understanding of spiritual and bodily health with their practice.

Set Free Summit
for Young Adults
[online series]

7th February - 14th March 2021, 4pm

A series of online sessions for young adults with speakers from around the globe, examining the mystery of human relationships and sexuality.

The Drama Displayed:
A Journey of Salvation
[online evening talks]

14th January - 25th March 2021, 7:30pm

A series of talks examining the key moments of salvation history. An exciting line-up of speakers will reflect on different themes with the aid of artistic masterpieces.

Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters: #8 St Francis of Assisi
[online evening talk]

10th December 2020, 7:30pm

Fr Gabriel Kyte, CFR, will examine St Francis of Assisi’s particular affinity for the Christmas mystery, which was embodied in his creation of the first crib.

Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters: #7 St Benedict of Nursia
[online evening talk]

3rd December 2020, 7:30pm

St Benedict, the Father of Western Monasticism, still guides religious life 1,500 years after his death. Fr Cassian Folsom, OSB, will speak on his life and the Rule he wrote.

Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters: #6 St Teresa of Avila
& St John of the Cross
[online evening talk]

19th November 2020, 7:30pm

Fr Matthew Blake, O.C.D., will explore the combination of powerful mysticism and practical wisdom that are characteristics of the two Spanish saints, Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross.

Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters: #5 St Francis de Sales
[online evening talk]

5th November 2020, 7:30pm

St Francis de Sales was known as a steadfast promoter of holiness in the day-to-day working life of the lay person. Canon Scott Tanner will offer insights into the spirituality offered by this great, but humble, bishop.

Newman 101: Why Newman Still Matters Today [online conference]

31st October 2020, 4pm

An online colloquium exploring various themes in Newman with leading UK scholars.

Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters: #4 St Thomas Aquinas
[online evening talk]

22nd October 2020, 7:30pm

Fr Richard Conrad will explore the themes of being, freedom and friendship as the core of the spirituality of one of the Church’s greatest theologians: St Thomas Aquinas.

Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters: #3 St J.H. Newman
[evening talk]

8th October 2020, 7:30pm

Dr Giuseppe Pezzini will offer insights into Newman’s vision of reality and his conversion to Catholicism.

Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters: #2 St Therese of Lisieux
[evening talk]

24th September 2020, 7:30pm

Explore the simple, yet profound, spirituality of the Little Flower, with Canon John Udris.

Saints, Scholars and Spiritual Masters: #1 St Ignatius of Loyola
[evening talk]

3rd September 2020, 7:30pm

Explore the life and spirituality of the romantic, former mercernary, Ignatius of Loyola, with Fr Dominic Robinson, S.J.

St Ignatius of Loyola

The English Reformation
& The European Renaissance

28th March 2020, 3:30 - 6:30pm

An afternoon conference with Professors Peter Davidson and Gerard Kilroy, exploring the relationship between Reformation England and Renaissance Europe.

Our English History & Its Saints

7th March 2020, 10am - 6pm

Join us for a fun day of learning about and celebrating our Christian story, with Joanna Bogle. Parallel activities for adults and children.

Communicating the Invisible:
Caravaggio's Spirituality
[evening talk]

20 February 2020, 7:30pm

Explore the relationship of the physical and spiritual worlds in Caravaggio’s painting, with Fr Leo Daley.

European Art
through English Eyes
[evening talk]

23 January 2020, 7:30pm

Explore the Christian spirit of European art through the eyes of the Victorian polymath, John Ruskin, with Prof. Keith Hanley.

Gothic Architecture &
The Metaphysics of Light
[evening talk]

18 November 2019, 7:30pm

Fr Lawrence Lew, O.P., will explore the Gothic style as an expression of the Catholic worldview ennunciated by the Scholastic philosophy of the Middle Ages.

A Heart to Heart
[evening talk]

24 October 2019, 7:30pm

Explore the life and spirituality of Blessed John Henry Newman in this three-part talk with Fr Laurence Gambella.

Witness & Challenge:
Evangelisation Today

2 October 2019, 10am - 5pm

A day of input and discussion on the whats, whys and hows of evangelisation.

Catholicism in Post-Modernity
[evening talk]

1 October 2019, 7:30pm

Post-modernity and Catholicism present two fundamentally different ways of viewing the world: what are the challenges and the opportunities?

"Margaret Clitheroe"
[book launch]

30 August 2019, 7:45pm

Authors John and Wendy Rayne-Davis will present their latest book on St Margaret Clitheroe, followed by Q&A and drinks & nibbles.