Trinity Conference 2024: Reawakening the Catholic Vision

  • Saturday 17 February 2024

  • 9:00AM - 5:00PM


TC24 explores the contextual climate of our Western, ‘post-Christendom’ society, and the implications this has for the Church’s mission today.

What is TC24 about?

The conference will ask: How can the Catholic Church understand and respond to an increasingly disaffiliated and disengaged generation? How can we ensure the future of our Catholic parishes, schools and homes? How does the Church form, teach and catechise adults in a post-Christendom age? How, in a world of competing social agendas, can the Church be an authentic voice of justice in the world? How can I realistically make a difference in a world that has drifted from its Christian heritage?

Who is it for?

Anybody over 18 years old is welcome to attend.

When and where?

Saturday 17 February 2024, 9.00am-5.00pm at Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Leeds, LS18 5HD

Who are the speakers?

The keynote address will be given by Monsignor James Shea, President of the University of Mary (USA) and co-author of From Christendom to Apostolic Mission. We will be joined by many other esteemed guests including Dr Hannah Vaughan-Spruce, Archbishop Mark O’Toole, and more!

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What else can I expect from the conference?

There will be opportunity to browse our ‘mission marketplace’ where you can look through stalls and speak to people involved in evangelisation initiatives from across the UK. All delegates will also receive a hard copy of the conference publication, featuring papers written on the theme by our conference speakers and others. The day will also include a time of Eucharistic Adoration, led by the Youth 2000 Mission team.

Is food included?

Yes – there will be complimentary tea and coffee throughout the day, and lunch is included with your ticket.

What is the schedule for the day?*

*Subject to change

TimeWhat's happeningSpeakers
8.30am Mass (optional)  
9.00am Registration  
9.25am Welcome Professor Charles Egbu, Vice-Chancellor, Leeds Trinity University
9.35am Opening remarks & prayer Archbishop Mark O’Toole, Chair of the Department for Evangelisation and Discipleship of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
9.45am Talk 1: Loving the Church in a Post-Christian Age Monsignor James Shea, Co-author of ‘From Christendom to Apostolic Mission’ and President of the University of Mary, North Dakota, USA
11.15am Coffee and Mission Marketplace  
11.35am Talk 2: The Parish in the Apostolic Age Dr Hannah Vaughan Spruce, UK Executive Director of Divine Renovation
12.05pm Talk 3: Raising Families in an Apostolic Age Claire Fernandes, Children and Family Lead, CELEBRATE Trust
12.35pm Talk 4: Start with the Schools - again Chris Martin, Headteacher at St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Birmingham  
1.05pm Lunch and Mission Marketplace  
2.05pm Q&A Panel Mgr James Shea and others
2.45pm Talk 5: Engaging mission through the Catholic moral tradition Dr Ann Marie Mealey, Director of Catholic Mission, Leeds Trinity University
3.05pm Talk 6: Raising Questions or Giving Answers? Catechesis in a Divided World Dr Gregory Stacey, Lecturer in Philosophy of Religion at Leeds University, and former Co-ordinator of Catechesis for the Diocese of Leeds
3.25pm Q&A Panel  
3.40pm Coffee and Mission Marketplace  
4.00pm Plenary Fr Michael Doody 
4.15pm Eucharistic Adoration Youth 2000 Mission Team 
4.45pm Closing remarks  
5.00pm Finish  

How to book

Bookings for this event have now closed.

Further Information

For further information, please contact Hannah Hayward, Coordinating Lay Chaplain by email or phone - (, 07841 029715