the team

The Proclaim '15 Team

12/02/2015 12:24 pm

The Proclaim ’15 initiative is an inter-diocesan project that involves every Catholic diocese in England and Wales, as well as representatives from Catholics groups and organisations, including Catholic Bishops’ Conference staff.

Core Group Members

Bishop Nicholas Hudson
Chair, Auxiliary of Westminster

Sharon Beech
Salford Diocese

Fr Eddie Clare
Birmingham Archdiocese

Alexander DesForges

Fr Philip Inch
Liverpool Archdiocese

Fr Simon Penhalagan
Sion Community for Evangelism

Michael Roche
Alpha for Catholics

Clare Ward
Home Mission Desk, CBCEW - Secretariat

Charles Whitehead
Catholic Evangelisation Services

Diocesan Patron

Archbishop Bernard Longley
Birmingham Archdiocese


Fr Andrew Headon
Parish Priest and Hyde Park Papal Visit Team

Gerry Kehoe
Events Advisor, CBCEW - Secretariat


Matt Feeley
Fundraiser, CBCEW - Secretariat

Facilities and Operations

Alex Holmes
Facilities and Operations Manager, CBCEW - Secretariat

Working Group Members

Fr Lee Bennett

Fr Paul Cannon
Salford Diocese

Barbara Davies
Shrewsbury Diocese

Alex Heath
Northampton Diocese

Fr Mark Hogan
Portsmouth Diocese

Sylvia Lanz
Brentwood Diocese

Deacon John Morrill
East Anglia Diocese

Mark Nash
Southwark Archdiocese

Julia Palmer
Nottingham Diocese

Des Robertson
Cardiff Archdiocese

Anne-Marie Salgo
West End Churches, Spirit in the City, London

Fr Simon Treloar
Wrexham Diocese

David Wells
Plymouth Diocese

David Wills
Arundel and Brighton Diocese

All the core group members are also members of the Working Group.

Legacy Resources

Rt Rev Nicholas Hudson
Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster
Executive Editor

Top Tip Sheets Resource Group

Debbie Beech
Plymouth Curial Offices

Francine Brooks
Parish Catechist (Yelverton)

Simon Grimmett
IT Advisor (Plymouth)

Fr Jonathan Stewart
Parish Priest (Exeter)

Clare Ward
Home Mission Desk, Bishops’ Conference Secretariat

David Wells
Evangelisation Project Manager (Plymouth)

Trish Wilson
Redemptorist Publications (and her team)

Fr Chris Whitehead
Director of Evangelisation (Clifton)

“All the baptised, whatever their position in the Church or their level of instruction in the faith, are agents of evangelisation, and it would be insufficient to envisage a plan of evangelisation to be carried out by professionals while the rest of the faithful would simply be passive recipients.” Evangelii Gaudium 120

Proclaim ’15 is being coordinated by the Bishops’ Conference Home Mission Desk which is as an instrument of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis. The Department is chaired by Bishop Mark O’Toole, Plymouth Diocese.


Clare Ward
Home Mission Desk