School of Community is an educational tool which aids a deeper understanding of the experience of the Christian event in our daily lives. It is a weekly catechesis and moment of fellowship, consisting of reading and personal meditation upon a text proposed to the whole Movement, followed by community meetings.
It is conceived just like a school: first, the will to learn is necessary; secondly, the seriousness and sincerity of a comparison with your own experience is required in order to communicate how the mystery of God is working in your life in a concrete way. The texts reflected upon and discussed are usually those of the founder, Fr. Luigi Giussani, or his successor, Fr. Julián Carrón. Participation is free and meetings generally occur weekly.
Once a month there is also the opportunity to send contributions and to follow Fr. Carrón’s School of Community in Milan via video-link. In the UK, a connection (live or recorded) is organised with an English translation.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Owning to the pandemic, some School of Communities are currently taking place online. Please email the relevant community for further details.
- In the UK, School of Community takes place regularly in the following locations:
- North West (Manchester/Liverpool/Chester/Warrington/Lancaster)
online, Friday 8 pm
every other Thursday 9 pm
- Birmingham (Birmingham/Coventry/ /Leicester/Telford/Wellington/Dudley)
Newman House, The University of Birmingham Catholic Chaplaincy, 29 Harrison’s Road, Birmingham B15 3QR, every other Friday 7 pm
online, 9 pm
- London City
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street Church, 113 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH, Thursday 8 pm
- London, CLU
More House, 53 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, London SW7 2EH, Thursday 7:30 pm
- London, Vauxhall
St Anne's Settlement Hall, 1 Vauxhall Grove, Vauxhall, London SW8 1TD, Tuesday 8 pm
- London, Pinner
Friday 8:45 pm
- London, Ealing
Church of Our Lady Mother of the Church, 2 Windsor Road, Ealing Broadway, London W5 5PD, Friday 8 pm
- London, Bromley
Monday, 9 am
Monday 8:45 pm
Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and The English Martyrs, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JR, Thursday 9 pm
online, Monday 8:45 pm
Holy Cross Resource Centre, Holy Cross RC Church, 53 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DF, Wednesday 8 pm
Parish Our Lady of Peace and Blessed Domenico Barbieri, 338 Wokingham Rd, Earley, Reading RG6 7DA, Wednesday 8 pm
online, Thursday 8:30 pm
St. Catharine’s Convent of Mercy, 4 Lauriston Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 9HH, Tuesday 7 pm
- St. Andrews
Saturday 11 am
Friday 8:30 pm
For further information and for local contacts, please contact the Secretary Team.