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Parish Conversations with Divine Renovation UK

The coronavirus crisis is a disorienting and overwhelming time for parishes. Normal parish life is suspended, and we are invited to think differently about how we meet as community, receive spiritual sustenance, communicate and go on mission. Over the next few months, Divine Renovation UK will be in conversation with parishes around the UK to find out how they’re doing it. These take place on Zoom and involve a conversation with an invited speaker, followed by an opportunity for Q&A. Join us! Just sign up below.


Taking Church Online - Tuesday 31 March

Join Fr Stephen Langridge (Parish Priest of St Elizabeth’s, Richmond), Elisa Alberto (SLT member at St Elizabeth’s Richmond), Fr Derek Hyett (Parish Priest of Our Lady and St Joseph, Kingsland) and Hannah Vaughan-Spruce (Divine Renovation UK Coordinator) as we discuss how to take church online. How can parishes move their ministries online? What works and what doesn’t? The next few months will require parishes to navigate a new world, developing innovative and creative ways to sustain community and provide spiritual care. Join us as we explore what this could look like.

11 – 12pm (GMT)

How to Livestream Your First Ever Mass - Friday 3 April

Would you as a priest or would your parish like to livestream Easter Sunday Mass? Join Brenden Thompson (CEO of Catholic Voices) and Hannah Vaughan-Spruce (Divine Renovation UK Coordinator) to learn how to livestream your first ever Mass. What are the practical steps to prepare for live-streaming? What are the best platforms to use? What are some tips to achieve good quality and incident-free streaming?  

11 – 12pm (GMT)

How could this crisis lead to more mission-focused parishes? - Wednesday 15 April

Join Kurt Klement (Director of Adult Ministry at St Ann’s, Coppell, Texas and Divine Renovation Leadership Coach), Deacon Keith Strohm (Deacon of the Archdiocese of Chicago and author of Ablaze – 5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal) Hannah Vaughan-Spruce (Divine Renovation Regional Coordinator) as we discuss how this crisis could change our parishes. How can this unprecedented suspension of normal parish life help us explore new, more missional ways of operating?

3 – 4pm (GMT)

Bringing Youth Ministry Online - Tuesday 21 April

How do we keep young people connected and engaged during this time of isolation? Jo de Paula discusses ways to sustain your youth ministry online together with Azande Mbhele (Youth Development Manager, Alpha UK) and Laura Whinnery (Youth and Schools worker and Catholic Context Alpha Northern Ireland).

11 – 12pm (GMT)

Bringing Parishes Together For Mission

Often a Divine Renovation conference can inspire a parish to commit to renewal, but as time goes on, without regular support, it is easy to lose focus.

We are gathering together parish teams in the Divine Renovation Network as well as those who have already started implementing Divine Renovation principles

Brighton - June 6th

We would love to invite you to DR Connect on Saturday 6 June at St Joseph’s Church, Brighton.  

9:45am for 10am start – 4pm

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Divine Renovation UK Team

Hannah Vaughan-Spruce

Hannah Vaughan-Spruce

Divine Renovation UK Coordinator

Hannah Vaughan-Spruce, regional coordinator for the UK, was appointed in January 2018.

She connects parishes that want to be missionary with the Divine Renovation Ministry, and shapes the activities and strategic development of Divine Renovation nationally.

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Patricia Gomez

Patricia Gomez

Divine Renovation UK Administrator

Patricia Gomez is the administrator for Divine Renovation in the UK. She coordinates on-boarding and regular contact with Network parishes, and supports logistics and marketing for UK events.

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‘I dream of a “missionary option”, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and schedules, language and structures can be suitably channeled for the evangelization of today’s world rather than for her self-preservation’

– Evangelii Gaudium

- Pope Francis