Study With Us - Parish Mission and Ministry

One year course for those interested in formation for collaborative ministry in parishes

Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry (CPMM)

Who is the programme aimed at?

This course provides essential formation for all those interested in formation for collaborative ministry in parishes, both those already involved in parish ministries as well as parishioners who hesitate to volunteer their services without formation.

What are the entry requirements?

Completion of the application form and acceptance by the Institute.

How long is the programme?

This is a one-year, part-time, distance-learning course.

When is the next enrolment?

The Course begins in November 2017, so enrolment is open now.

Programme information (content & structure)

The Certificate in Parish Mission and Ministry (CPMM) course consists of six modules, with specially prepared course books for you to study and learn at home. There are also three study days, which provide you with interesting seminars, interactive discussions, and opportunities to meet like-minded people from different parishes, as well as the staff who will facilitate and support your study.

The course begins with three Mission modules, providing the rationale in scripture and Church teaching for all the baptised to share in the mission and ministry of Christ by fully engaging with their parishes and local communities. Three further Ministry modules consider the various groups that any parish would seek to care for, namely, young people, the elderly, the sick and vulnerable, and families.


A written assignment is submitted for each module, comprising a short essay and a practical reflection.

Resources needed

  • A Bible
  • The Catechism of the Catholic Church
  • Access to the Documents of Vatican II

How do I apply?

For an application form, please click here.

Disability support

If you have a disability or any long-term condition that impacts on your day-to-day life, please download the Disability Support Form here and email it or post this to the Disability Support Coordinator (address included on the form), to ensure we can give you the best possible support during your course of study. Disclosing a disability will not be a factor in Institute’s decision as to whether or not to offer you a place on the course. However, it is important that the Institute knows if you have any specialist needs in order to provide you with appropriate support and facilities. This information will remain strictly confidential. For further information, please contact the Disability Support Coordinator by using the contact button below:

For further information

Further course information can be found by clicking here.

If you have any questions, please contact us either by making an online enquiry below or by calling 0121 3608118.

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