Key Scripture:

Mark 1:8 "He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit..”


"I ask each and all of you that, as part of the current of grace of Charismatic Renewal, you organise seminars of Life in the Spirit in your parishes" - Pope Francis.

"I would ask you to share baptism in the Holy Spirit with everyone in the Church...." - Pope Francis

In response to Pope Francis’ appeal, our programme this year follows the stages of a classic “Life in the Spirit” seminar series, exploring how the Holy Spirit inspires and empowers us to be missionary disciples.


Jesus instructed the Church to share his Good News with the world; but he knew that Christians would need supernatural power to enable them to do this, so he promised to baptise them in the Holy Spirit. The Church today needs to experience this power just as the first disciples did,  (See "Baptism in the Spirit" page for more details.)

Please put the dates in your diary and please keep our 2021 programme in your prayers.

We are grateful to Yvonne Bell for allowing us to use her painting "Blessed Trinity" in our publicity for this year's programme.

Information: christian-art.vpweb.co.uk

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Links to recordings will appear below when they become available

January 23rd: “God's Love” God loves you; He wants to be in a personal relationship with you and to give you a better life. Speaker: Fr Anthony Meredith, Vicar General of the  Rosminians. (Standing in for Charles Whitehead, who was unwell.)

See video recording below.  Session 1 Notes HERE

February 27th: "Salvation". God sent his Son Jesus to give you new life through his death and resurrection. Jesus is your Lord and Saviour. Speaker: Fr Paul Leonard, Parish Priest at Sacred Heart, Hook. Mass celebrant at Celebrate Southampton Conference.

See video recording below. Session 1&2 Notes HERE

March 27th: “New Life” Jesus came so that you could be given the source of new life, the Holy Spirit. Speaker: Jenny Baker. Vice Chair of Renewal Services England; Celebrate conference co-ordinator and speaker; presenter of CaFE Catholic faith exploration DVDs.

See video recording below. Session 1, 2&3 notes HERE

April 24th: "Receiving God's Gift." To receive new life you must turn away from those things which block our relationship with God and accept Jesus as your Lord. Speaker: Peter Hobbs, leader of Parish formation and confirmation courses.

See video recording below. Session 1, 2, 3 & 4 notes HERE

May 22nd: "Praying for Baptism in the Holy Spirit." Surrender to the Lord and expect to receive the new life in the Holy Spirit. Speaker: Fr Anthony Meredith, Vicar General of the Institute of Charity (the Rosminians) and former Chaplain to ADoRE.

See video recording below. Session 1-5 notes HERE

June 26th: "Growth." Grow your Christian life in the Spirit through prayer, study, service and community. Speaker: Carol Ann Harnett, independent trainer in forming adults as catechists. Formerly with the Maryvale Institute and School of the Annunciation.

See video recording below. Session 1-6 notes HERE

July 24th: Transformation in Christ. The Holy Spirit is at work in you to change you and make you holier. Speaker: Maria Heath, Chair of Charismatic Renewal Services England and a passionate speaker on making parishes more missionary.

See video recording below. Session 1-7 notes HERE

August 21st: Gifts of the Holy Spirit." The Holy Spirit gives a variety of gifts to enable you to be Jesus to others. Special focus on charisms of Tongues and Miracles. Speaker: Fr. Gareth Leyshon, working with the Sion Community to train parish missionaries.

See video recording below.

September 18th: “Healing through the Holy Spirit." Special focus on the charisms of healing and deliverance. Speakers: Geoff and Gina Poulter former directors of the Catholic Bible School with over 25 years healing ministry experience.

October 23rd: “Guidance of the Holy Spirit." Jesus promised the Spirit will guide you into all truth. Special focus on charisms of Wisdom, Prophecy and Discernment. Speaker: Ros Powell, conference speaker and Catholic Evangelist. Creator of "Armchair Church".

November 27th: “Fruit of the Holy Spirit." As you give the Spirit more control of your life, he grows you to look like Jesus. Speaker: Andrew Lawrence. Lead Elder of Harvest Church, Alton and part of the leadership team of Commission, an international family of churches. .

Theme: ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT - filled with all the fullness of God

2021 Recordings