An interesting day at Edgbaston, yesterday, with Archbishop Bernard ,Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Dr Judith Champ and Mgr John Armitage.

Not to watch the cricket (!) but for a gathering of Birmingham clergy to reflect on the history and future of the mission of the secular priesthood in England, and especially in Birmingham Archdiocese.

Judith’s book – see below – formed part of priests’ preparation for the day, and a focus for our discussion. The book and the day are part of a broader process helping the Church consider its future priorities and strategies…


The book is available in good Catholic bookshops (support them!) and fromhere.