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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

Proclaim'15

On Saturday Sept 5th the diocesan delegates to Proclaim'15 met with the Evangelisation Team at the Centre for Prayer and Mission, Seaham, for a follow-up meeting to Proclaim'15.

The delegates and team began the morning by praying together and sharing scripture, and then reflected on the Proclaim Conference and its impact.

During the coffee break there was an opportunity to see a variety of evangelising resources prepared by the team.

After sharing experiences and reflections on the Proclaim'15 conference the meeting participants broke into groups to look at two questions:

"What are we already doing?"

"What can we do?"

Sr Michael, co-ordinator of the Diocesan Evangelisation Team, suggested the discussion groups focus on the positive things happening, and come up with plans for action centering on four watchwords for action: Formation, Outreach, Witness and Support.

After a final session sharing ideas and suggestions, the group listened to some input about the coming Year of Mercy and the opportunities for evangelisation presented by this.

The morning ended with the group enjoying a delicious buffet lunch together, and everyone returned to their parishes with renewed enthusiasm and a wealth of new ideas!