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The Pastoral Review Congress 2018

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The Pastoral Review Congress 2018

Saturday 23 June 2018 - Sunday 24 June 2018
  • Location: St Mary's University, Twickenham

St Mary’s University proudly presents the 'Pastoral Review Congress 2018', a two-day festival of theology and faith at the service of the Gospel in the parish, school, home and workplace.

Booking and registration

Places for the Pastoral Review Congress 2018 can be booked online. Limited on-campus accommodation is available, for further information please contact

  • Weekend Ticket: £70
  • Day Pass: £40
  • Students: £25 per day


Saturday 23rd June

  • 9am: Coffee and registration
  • 10am: Opening Liturgy – Canon Peter Newby
  • 11am: Keynote 1
    • David Wells
  • 12pm: Workshop 1
  • 1pm: Lunch and networking
  • 2pm: Workshop 2
  • 3.15pm: Workshop 3
  • 4.45pm: Workshop 4
  • 6pm: Tea Time
  • 7.30pm: Drinks reception and Keynote 2
    • Prof Gerald O'Collins: the Michael Hayes Memorial Lecture

Sunday 24th June

  • 9am: Coffee And Registration
  • 9:30am: Morning Prayer
  • 10am: Keynote 3
    • Austen Ivereigh: Pope Francis
  • 11am: Workshop 5
  • 12.15pm: Workshop 6
  • 1.15pm: Lunch
  • 2.15pm: Workshop 7
  • 3.30pm: Workshop 8
  • 4.45pm: Closing Liturgy
    • Bishop Nicholas Hudson
  • 6pm: Conference ends


Workshop 1
Saturday, 12pm
  • Tim Stevens: Bringing Faith Alive With Film, Food and Fun
  • Amy Daughton: Catholic Social Teaching and Politics Today
  • Lawrence Lew: Spirituality Photography, Beauty and Social Media
Workshop 2
Saturday, 2pm

Teresa Carvalho: New Horizons: Youth Faith and Vocational Discernment

Stephen Langridge: Divine Renovation

Anthony Towey: In the Beginning: Understanding Genesis

Workshop 3
Saturday, 3.15pm
  • Jacob Phillips: Mary: Star of Evangelization
  • Stephen Wang: Signs of the Sacred in Contemporary Art
  • Simon Uttley: Schools, Society and Social Media
Workshop 4
Saturday, 4.45pm
  • Stephen Wang: Sycamore: a New Programme of Catechesis
  • Jack Valero: Catholic Voices: Defending the Faith Without Raising Your Voice
  • David Wells: For Better for Worse: Marriage, Love and Eternal Destiny
Workshop 5
Sunday, 11am
  • Gerald O'Collins: The Christology Of Religions
  • Duncan MacPherson: Proclaiming, Preaching and Hearing The Word
  • Karen North: Young Adult Ministry: Disrupting Non-Belonging
Workshop 6
Sunday, 12.15pm
  • Peter Tyler: Christian Mindfulness
  • Leonora Butau: Love and Sex: Communicating the Catholic Vision
  • Marie Fahy: The Chain of Love: Persecuted Christians and the Eucharist
Workshop 7
Sunday, 2.15pm
  • David O'Malley: Healthy Religion
  • Ashley Beck: Brexit: a Challenge to Catholic Teaching and Identity?
  • Peter Newby: Architecture, Faith and Culture
Workshop 8
Sunday, 3.30pm
  • Tarcisius Mukuka: End Of The World? Understanding Revelation
  • Anthony Towey: Religious Education: A Time Of Reform Or Revolution?
  • B & L Thompson: The New Evangelization in the UK

Conference highlights

Click play on the video below to see the presentations. To skip forward and back between presentations click the 'next' and 'previous' buttons that show in the bottom-left corner of the video.

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Saturday 23 June 2018 - Sunday 24 June 2018

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