SmartLoving Breakthrough Workshops are 3 hour practical, solution-focused workshops aimed at helping couples and individuals improve the quality of their communication at all stages of their married life.  Drawing on contemporary research and Catholic theology, this workshop will equip you with skills and insights to transform your relationship into the thriving, joy-filled encounter that it is meant to be. There is no couple or group work. Activities are individually based and your privacy and confidentiality is strictly respected. The workshop will be delivered in the following parishes (watch this space for additions or contact for updates):

Welwyn Garden City – September 24, 2016

SmartLoving Marriage Enrichment!  Our next SmartLoving marriage enrichment weekend takes place on Saturday and Sunday the 1st-2nd October at The Niland Conference Centre, Bushey Heath, Herts, WD23 9EE. For couples at all ages and stages of their married live, drawing on the wisdom of Catholic teaching and St John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, the weekend is a wonderful opportunity to grow in love and faith with your spouse.  £110 per couple including all materials, snacks and meals (or £185 if overnight B&B accommodation is require).  Dates for 2017 are the 11th-12th March (venue TBC), the 10th-11th June (Manor Farm House, Castlethorpe, Bucks) and the 7th-8th October (The Niland Conference Centre, Herts) For more information or to register please email or call 0207 931 6064.

SYMPOSIUM ON DOUBLE-EFFECT: Permissible Harms. The Anscombe Bioethics Centre is delighted to announce a half-day symposium on Double Effect: ‘Permissible Harms’. Saturday 16 July 2016 from 1pm to 4pm at Blackfriars Hall, St Giles, Oxford. Dr Thomas Finegan and Stephen Barrie will present papers to which Professor John Finnis and Dr Joseph Shaw will respond. There will be ample time for discussion and papers will be distributed to participants in advance. This event is FREE but please register in advance – contact or 01865 610212.

The FIRST national Marriage and Family Life pilgrimage will be hosted at Walsingham from the 12th-14th August 2016 to celebrate, support and promote marriage and the family. It will be a fun-packed weekend for all the family with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of marriage and family life in the world today with a general schedule for activities, workshops and liturgical celebration.  The shrine will provide a place to camp.  The weekend is free and ALL are welcome!  More information on the schedule can be found HERE!  For further details, please email

Call for Help! Please help a Masters student with his research on the brand and organisation identity of the Catholic Church in England and Wales! Please click HERE to complete the online survey – help wanted from Catholics across the country in different situations!

H.M. Television presents a Trailer for a short documentary on the pro-life movement featuring Abby Johnson (Former Planned Parenthood promotor), Elizabeth Santorum (Co-author of the book “Bella’s Gift”), Dr. Seana Sugrue (Politics Professor at Ave Maria University) and January Donovan (Catholic wife and mother).  You can watch the trailer here:

iHope London PRO-LIFE Vigils

iHope holds monthly peaceful prayer vigils for a culture of life and to pray for all victims of abortion, the babies, their parents and those who work at abortion clinics, at the HQ of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF). The vigil begins with a gathering on Westminster Bridge (Big Ben side) at 12:00pm, followed by a prayerful and peaceful procession to St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, SE1 7HY, for Mass at 12:30pm. After Mass there is procession with the icon of The Mother of Life for Europe to the IPPF headquarters.  The dates for the iHope vigils for 2016 are as follows:
Tuesday 12th July, Friday 12th August, Monday 12th September, Wednesday 12th October, Monday 14th November and Monday 12th December.