From Tuesday 17th March 2020, in line with many other organisations, we have decided to postpone all Training and Formation Events provided by the Formation Department of the Diocese of Salford until the end of May 2020.  Events for later in the summer will be kept under review.  This decision alleviates any ambiguity and uncertainty and will help to protect the vulnerable.

The following events will be postponed, and we will be in touch after May with any new dates:

Children’s Liturgy Training Day – Saturday 28th March
Retreat Days for Altar Servers – Saturday 18th April and Saturday 16th May
Formation Series – Bishop John – Wednesday 1st April
Formation Series – Fr Ged Kelly – Wednesday 6th May

We will review at the end of May whether the Formation Series on Wednesday 3rd June with Maria Hall and on Wednesday 8th July with Fr Michael Winstanley will go ahead or not.

You can read the full letter from Fr Paul Daly regarding the Department for Formation and COVID-19 here

Formation Series Events

Throughout the year we will arrange a series of talks with Q&A on a range of themes. Each evening will start at 7:30pm and finish around 9:00pm. There is a suggested donation of £5.00 payable on the door to help with the running costs of these events.

All the Formation Series will be hosted at:
St Gabriel’s RC High School, Bridge Road, Bury, BL9 0TZ

Tea & Coffee – served from 7:00pm
Parking – available onsite


Formation Series: The Mass; History, Structure & Meaning

Led by Maria Hall
Wednesday 3rd June 2020
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Formation Series: The Word became flesh

Led by Fr Michael Winstanley SDB
Wednesday 8th July 2020
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Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium