lay representatives

Synod Experts

10/10/2012 8:45 am

Keynote speaker writes notes on a pad

There are two lay representatives attending the Synod on New Evangelisation from England and Wales - both are senior academics at the Maryvale Institute on the outskirts of Birmingham. Maryvale is an International Catholic Distance-Learning College for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education.

Dr Petroc Willey

Dr Petroc Willey

Deputy Director
Maryvale Institute, Birmingham

Petroc Willey BD, PhD, STL, PhD (Lateran) is a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of New Evangelisation.

He studied theology at King's College, London and philosophy at the University of Liverpool. After his STL he gained a doctorate from the Lateran where he studied philosophical aspects of the pedagogy of God.

From 1985-1992, Petroc was Lecturer in Christian Ethics at Plater College, Oxford. Since 1992, the year of the publication of the Catechism, he has worked at Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, an ecclesiastical Institute of Religious Sciences where he oversees the doctoral programme.

For many years his work has focused on catechetics and faith formation, at both academic and popular levels.

He edits the catechetical journal originally founded by Canon Drinkwater, The Sower, and has edited six volumes of commentary on the Catechism.

His work on The Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Craft of Catechesis, co-authored with Barbara Morgan and Pierre de Cointet, and with an introduction by Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, was published in 2008.

Dr Caroline Farey

Dr Caroline Farey

Acting Director
Bachelor of Divinity Programme
Maryvale Institute

Caroline Farey is Academic Assistant to the Director for Ecclesiastical Development, Head of Catechetical Formation, Course Director BA Applied Theology (Catechesis), Course Director License in Catechetics and Reader in Catechetics.

Maryvale Institute for Catechesis, Theology, Philosophy and Religious Education


Dr Petroc Willey

Deputy Director of the Maryvale Institute, Dr Petroc Willey, discusses the Bishops' Synod in Rome on the theme of "The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith".   petroc-willey-synod-evang.mp3 7.49 MB