Catechesis is not just about right teaching: it is a cultivation of a living faith within the community of the Church. Christian faith and theology are performed in the sacramental, communal, and missional life of the Church, and catechesis is an invitation into this lived reality.
In this day conference, we will explore the nature of catechesis and how catechesis within our churches can shape the Christian community into an instrument of renewal in the world through the formation of holy living.
The future of catechesis in the life of the Church is to be found in this holistic discipleship. On 28 June the St Mary Magdalen School of Theology in partnership with Living Church and Pusey House will be exploring this holistic vision by examining catechesis in its relationship to Christian worship and liturgy, the teaching of doctrine, mission and social action, and evangelism.
Our list of speakers includes the Revd Canon Dr Peter Groves (St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford), the Revd Dr Jarred Mercer (Merton College, Oxford), the Revd Dr Simon Cuff (St Mellitus College, London), and the Revd Canon Dr Mark Clavier (Brecon Cathedral).
10am Coffee and Welcome
10.30: Paper: Peter Groves, "Doing doctrine: a Catholic Anglican perspective”
11.15: Paper: Jarred Mercer, "The nature of catechesis: an invitation to faithful living"
2.15: Paper: Mark Clavier, "Christian Naturalisation: Catechesis and the Imagination"
3.00: Paper: Simon Cuff, “Liturgy and catechesis”
3.45: Coffee break
4.15: Evensong/Evening Prayer and Benediction