St. Edmund Campion Catechism Group - Introduction

St. Edmund Campion Catechism Group was started in 2020 to give online lessons to catechumens who were too numerous and too dispersed to invite for face-to-face lessons. Its membership has grown steadlily and now welcomes all enquirers, catechumens and mature Catholics from around the world who wish to deepen their understanding and love of their faith.


Series 1 was based upon sixteen talks given by the late Daphne McLeod called What We Catholics Believe. The talks, using the Penny Catechism as its principle reference, provided the framework for the course which was intended for catechumens. Course content was developed on a closed website (Sharepoint Site) which made it easy to create a tidy compact package. In view of the growing numbers of souls interested in following the course, both mature Catholics and catechumens, the content of Series 2 will now be hosted on the website so that all the world can browse the course. Series 1 will be transferred to the same website when time permits.

The format will be largely the same:

  1. Series 2 course content will follow a series of talks: The Basics of the Catholic Faith by David Rodriguez of the Fatima Centre.
  2. all those who wish to follow the course must be enroled into the St. Edmund Campion Catechism Group (send a request to [email protected]).
  3. a link to a single-page lesson plan will be sent every week to group members together with a link to a Teams conference (usually on Thursdays at 7:30pm).
  4. the weekly conferences (starting 4th March 2021) will last one hour, ideally with 45 minutes of teaching and 15 minutes of questions.