School of the Announciation - Centre for the New Evanghelism School of the Announciation - Angel Statue
at Buckfast Abbey - Devon


Foundations of the Faith for the New Evangelisation

A formation programme for all those desiring to know the faith better and be better equipped to tell others, rooted in prayer. 

This is an online course1 of 18 months duration with study days, Lectio Divina days and 12 study units.

Formation for the New Evangelisation

In forming adult catholics for the third millennium, the last three Popes have made it clear that the context is now the New Evangelisation, a context markedly different from the previous century and needing new methods and new vigour to deliver the Good News of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Saviour, a message ‘forever ancient and forever new’.  

This formation is for all adult catholics, especially those who support parish life in its richness and sacredness, its fellowship, prayer and charity.  It is for parents, grandparents and catechists, for readers and those involved in Children’s liturgy, for anyone keen to know and appreciate the faith of the Church more deeply and be better equipped to defend it and pass it on. 

The School of the Annunciation, a centre for the New Evangelisation, is situated at Buckfast Abbey, Devon, with satellite centres in Southwark and East Anglia. The Benedictine monastic community at Buckfast is the spiritual home of this programme - a place that is already nourishing the new evangelisation by its hospitality and daily rhythm of prayer in the liturgy of the hours. 

This programme is developed and led by a strong catechetical team, steeped in the Church’s catechetical documents especially the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and priests are also involved in lecturing.  

Three Centres of Delivery:

Buckfast Abbey, Devon    Click here for further information.

East Anglia: St. John’s Cathedral, Norwich       Click here for further information.

The Archdiocese of Southwark, London    Click here for further information.


1 Course – this term refers to an entire series of studies which may result in a qualification, for example the Diploma in the New Evangelisation (referred to as a program in US terminology).