A Deeper Understanding of Welcome

The diocesan event

'A Deeper Understanding of Welcome'

will take place by Zoom on Thursday, 12th May.

Register (free) here 
For more details, contact Liza on

Anticipated programme for the evening is:

6.00 pm Welcome Opening prayer and Vision for our Church - Bishop Philip Egan


6.15 pm Hospitality on our ‘Home Ground’ Crossing our threshold.


6.30 pm Meeting people where they are.  

7.00 -7.10 pm break

7.10 pm The Gift of Listening, and building trust

7.30 pm Accompaniment. What are we welcoming them to?

Here is some of the feedback from the March 10th meeting

It helped me to find the motivation I needed
There was so much to listen to and learn from and enjoy, you had terrific people, the clips were fascinating, and the whole thing was full of ideas to learn from.

I'm really impressed at the depth of Laity involvement in Portsmouth Diocese and Bishop Philip's enthusiasm!

I found the Zoom meeting very helpful. We are in a but of a crisis in our parish and in real need to renewal, fresh blood and fresh ideas and I left this meeting inspired. 

I must thank you for yesterday evening’s zoom meeting, with so many really interesting and helpful presentations.

Many thanks for organising. Please pass on the same to Clare.

Let's get over ourselves and guided by the Holy Spirit become more of a giver than a taker. As you know helping others brings true happiness. I noted Bishop Egans' advise about welcoming and we Catholics need to be more professional. Amen 

Well done to you and the team. Lots of things to ponder upon
Congratulations on an excellent presentation. There are some truly wonderful things going on in your Diocese!

What a fantastic evening tonight! Thank you so much for organising it and for all you said. Thank you to all those who contributed in different ways, especially the video presentations.
We have much to reflect on from tonight.

an inspiring and well-planned evening!

It was brilliant.

Many thanks for putting on a very important event.