Vicariate for Evangelisation

The Vicariate for Evangelisation was formed in 2014 in order to promote the spread of the Gospel and to encourage evangelisation throughout the parishes of the Diocese. The Catholic Church’s approach to evangelisation has been reinvigorated under Pope Francis. You can discover more about his thinking in his 2013 exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.

The recent national initiative of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Proclaim ’15 has given us a useful set of resources for evangelisation in parishes.

In 2016, the Diocese of Brentwood began a new initiative, appointing Stewards of the Gospel to promote evangelisation in each parish, and to give lay people a stronger voice in discerning pastoral and evangelical priorities for the future.

“The primary reason for evangelising is the love of Jesus which we have received, the experience of salvation which urges us to ever greater love of him. What kind of love would not feel the need to speak of the beloved, to point him out, to make him known? If we do not feel an intense desire to share this love, we need to pray insistently that he will once more touch our hearts. We need to implore his grace daily, asking him to open our cold hearts and shake up our lukewarm and superficial existence.”

Evangelii Gaudium - Pope Francis

Vicariate for Evangelisation - Staff

Episcopal Vicar Fr Philip Denton
Executive Assistant Mrs Adele Angel