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God has placed in the human heart
a desire to know the truth.
Pope John Paul II, Fides et ratio 1, i


The importance of Catholic education

Famously, Saint Peter once said, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3,15). The Catholic Church has always been interested in education for this reason: to be able to witness to the faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ in a convincing and gentle way. This task requires the forming of minds and hearts.

The Diocese of Salford provides the means for Christians to be formed – educated – in the faith. Specifically-speaking, the task of education lies primarily with parents. But then come the parishes, schools and colleges of the diocese.

This section of the website is dedicated to the areas of diocesan life responsible for the education and formation of people in the faith. With 216 schools in the diocese, there is a rich harvest for the Lord.