2022/23 Programme

Typical Week

The times and seasons of the Church year offers a foundation for learning to inculcate the disciplines of prayer, work and recreation in-community. Our interns will be given that regular pattern of communal worship and engagement with our wider community through service to enable them to experience Catholic parochial ministry in all of its dimensions. Interns will be able to develop their interpersonal skills by hosting events, leading a fundraising project and gaining experience of working in a diverse community.
The shape of a typical week would be:


MORNING: Morning Prayer, Sung Mass

EVENING: Evening Prayer


Designated Rest Day


MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer,
Team Breakfast, Mass

AFTERNOON: Food parcel deliveries

EVENING: Evening Prayer


MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Mass, Parish or Community coffee morning

AFTERNOON: Study Time / Seminars

EVENING: Evening Prayer


MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer

AFTERNOON: Supervision & Recreation

EVENING: Evening Prayer, Eucharistic Exposition, Mass


MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, School Assembly, Mass


EVENING: Evening Prayer


MORNING: Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Mass, Sunday setup, young adults gathering

AFTERNOON: Recreation

EVENING: Evening Prayer

Other regular events:

  • Host a monthly meal

  • Support university chaplaincy work

  • Volunteer at community larder

  • Weekly pastoral visiting

  • Time for discernment & recreation

An important part of the internship is undertaking a dedicated course of study, which we have devised to give interns an opportunity to study, and discuss, a wide range of theological topics, the history of the English Church and practical discernment for those considering a call to the priesthood. Sessions would usually be for an afternoon, and delivered by a range of tutors.

Study & Formation


Seminar - The Catholic Priesthood

Led by Fr Paul Noble


Seminar - Pastoral Care according to Edward King led by local clergy


Practical Preparation - Discernment & Selection led by The Rev. Sonia Barron 
(Lincoln DDOV)


Advent Seminar - Gospel accounts of the Incarnation led by Fr Paul Noble


Seminar - In-Context: Urban Ministry led by local clergy


Seminar - Christian Ethics led by Fr Peter Green

Book Discussion - Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer led by Fr Ross Copley


Quiet Day & Seminar - Christian Spirituality led by local clergy


Day Walking Tour (Oxford) - The Origins of the Catholic Revival in the Church of England led by Fr Ross Copley


Seminar - In-Context: Rural Ministry led by local clergy