Following the closure of the Centre for Catholic Formation in Tooting, the Archdiocese of Southwark has started a new centre:

Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis

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Academy of the Annunciation based in Bournemouth 

The Academy of the Annunciation [AoA]  ( is a Catholic Institute for the New Evangelization – forming, educating, and training people to understand the Catholic faith more deeply. AoA programmes and courses help teachers and parents in finding effective and credible ways to convey the Gospel message; they help the faithful in having the confidence to stand firm and confidently explain their beliefs; and they help the newly converted as they seek understanding as they start out on their journey in faith.

All AoA programmes are designed to be an experience in the joy of learning. They provide opportunities to meet others, make new friends, share the faith, and grow in understanding.

All lectures, presentations, discussions, etc are Live and interactive  – no lonely video watching.

All AoA programmes can be completed online – no need to travel.

This autumn, AoA is launching the Newman Catechetical Certificate Programme in Reasons for Faith. This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in the deeper reasons why we believe what we believe, and for anyone who wishes to participate in catechetical ministry at the parish. Here is a video which introduces the programme:  (less than 3 minutes)

There is also an extended version: (less than 5 minutes)

AoA is also launching the St John Diploma in Spiritual Formation. This programme is designed to help people to learn about the path of the soul toward union with God, the path of prayer, and growth in holiness.  Here is the video:  (less than 3 minutes)

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