As part of our on-going Synodal journey, the Office for Evangelisation and Catechesis recently hosted Dr Caroline Farey, who gave two talks. The first, entitled ‘Entering the Decision-Making Process of the Church’ looked at the two earliest accounts of voting in the Church, after Jesus had ascended into heaven. From this the talk continued to explain the voting process and the requirements for the sensus fidei of the laity. The second talk was entitled, ‘Interpreting the Word of God for our time’. This talk explained the criteria for the interpretation of Scripture ‘in accordance with the Spirit who inspired it’ (CCC 111) and how important this was for lay people for our time.

If you would like to view the talks, you can access them below:

Talk 1 & 2:
Talk 3:
Talk 4:
Talk 5:
Talk 6:

Dr Caroline will be presenting again on November 26 at 11am

11.00am The work of the Holy Spirit in the Church Today
1.30pm Deaconesses in the Catholic Church

The talks will take place at St Peter’s Catholic Church, Crownhill, Plymouth, PL5 3AX.

For those attending the day there will be 10.30am Refreshments and 12.15pm Lunch break. Please bring your own lunch. There is also Mass at 9.30am for those who wish.

To request a Zoom link please email: