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Than you for supporting our Priests Training Appeal either through prayer and financial support.

The futrure of our Church depends on the men who respond to God’s call.

Priests are essential to the mission of our Church as they bring us the Sacraments. Without priests we do not have the Mass which is the source and summit of our faith.

Every penny you donate goes directly to identifying, forming and training our priests and future piests. The three key areas you are supporting are:

1. Seminary Formation

2. Priestly Formation

3. Vocation Promotion

It costs over £30,000 per year per man to train a priest through seminary. This essential time of formation and development prepares our future priests for the challenge of modern ministry in parishes and diocesan mission. 

Our priests committ to a varied programme of formation; biblical, theological, canonical and prayer as well as time of retreat and reflection throughout their priesthood.

In our diocese we have never produced enough home-grown priests to fulfil our mission. Bishop David would love to be in a position to provide every parish with a priest but this is not the case. Further to this the fact is that a greater number of parishes will need to prepare for life without a priest as the numbe rof men answering the call decreases. Our vocations team have a number of initiatives to encourage men to answer the call but they need your support. 


Seminary Formation

Priestly Formation

Vocation Promotion