Life in the Spirit Seminars: Spring 2024

Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis

Pope Francis has asked for the Life in the Spirit Seminars, which explore what it means to live your life in the power of the Holy Spirit, to be made widely available throughout the Church.

Come and find out for yourself why the Pope is so keen on them, by joining this year's Seminars in Southwark, starting on St George's Day, 23 April, at various locations around the diocese including St George's Cathedral or on Zoom.

Full details available here or email

Online registration form: 

Register here.

Seminar dates and speakers

  • GOD'S LOVE - Tuesday 23 April - Speaker: Joan Fernandez
  • SALVATION - Tuesday 30 April - Speaker: Canon Gerard Bradley: 
  • NEW LIFE - Tuesday 7 May - Speaker: Janet Iannicelli
  • RETREAT DAY AT THE CATHEDRAL - Saturday 18 May (Pentecost Saturday) - Speaker: Fr Emmanuel Mansford CFR
  • GROWTH - Tuesday 21 May - Speaker: Allegra Mutanda
  • TRANSFORMATION - Tuesday 28 May - Speaker: Gary Stephens

What is Life in the Spirit?

The Southwark Catholic Charismatic Renewal Team, the Agency for Evangelisation and Catechesis, the Cathedral parish at St George's Cathedral are delighted to offer this opportunity for personal, parish and diocesan renewal. 

The Life in the Spirit Seminars provide an opportunity to find out more about a life lived in the power of the Holy Spirit and to take the first steps into a new relationship with Our Lord.

  • Five Tuesday[1] evening sessions: either in person (at St George's Cathedral or one of the "Hub" locations around the Archdiocese) or online, with a variety of speakers covering a range of topics. See our YouTube Account for the weekly livestreams: 

  • In-person Retreat Day: at St George’s Cathedral on Pentecost Saturday, 18 May, joining with participants from around the diocese

  • Scripture-based reflections: each day throughout the course.

Life in the Spirit Seminars include the opportunity for attendees to receive the “Baptism in the Spirit”, a fuller release of the Holy Spirit within each person.

Life in the Spirit Seminars have grown out of out the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Since 2019, Pope Francis has been asking CHARIS International - the Catholic Church body which serves the worldwide Catholic Charismatic Renewal - to make the Baptism in the Spirit available around the world, to everyone in the Church.

The course guidebook
The daily Scripture-based reflections contained in the course guidebook, Finding New Life in the Spirit, are an integral part of the Life in the Spirit course. When you have registered, attendees will receive details of how to obtain a copy, which costs £6.99 plus delivery, but some of our Hubs are assisting with the purchase and/or the cost.

Life in the Spirit is free
There is no charge for taking part in Life in the Spirit, but you will be given the opportunity to make a donation to help cover the costs of the course.

Images from Life in the Spirit Seminars

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