The Planning Group organises one large open meeting per year (usually at Leeds Trinity University).  Smaller meetings take place at a more local level. Members of the Planning Group are happy to plan meetings by invitation at parish or deanery levels – or simply with groups of interested Catholics belonging to an interest group or Catholic organisation. Any upcoming meetings at diocesan and national levels will be advertised on this page.


ACTA Leeds Conference 2017

Saturday 28th October 2017 at Leeds Trinity University from 10:30 to 16:00 (registration from 10:00)

“To Be A Listening Church – dialogue in action”

Speaker: Tom Chigo from Leeds Citizens

The event is free but donations towards costs would be welcome. Please bring lunch. (There is a small cafeteria in the atrium if you prefer)

For more information contact


 5th National ACTA Conference – Birmingham

Will be held on Sat 21st Oct 2017 from 10.30 for 11.00 at Priory Rooms, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St., Birmingham B4 6AF

“Locally Ordained Commmunity Leaders.  An ancient solution to a comtemporary problem?

Speakers: John Sullivan, David McLoughlin, Fr Tony Flannery.

Booking essential – see


Short Courses at Hinsley Hall –

The Vicariate for Education within the Leeds Diocese regularly run short courses at Hinsley Hall. The subjects include Family Life Ministry, Interreligious Relations, Catholic Social Teaching and Lay Chaplaincy in Schools.

These are all specialist modules for the Catholic Certificate of Religious Studies (CCRS) but can be taken as an individual course. All sessions take place at Hinsley Hall in Leeds.

For further details please  contact Mrs Catherine Walker at or telephone 0113 261 8040

Leeds Trinity University (LTU)

LTU puts on public lectures at various times in the year. Speakers in the last year have included the Theologian Fr Augusto Zampini, who gave the CAFOD lecture and Timothy Radcliffe OP who spoke in April 2016.

As a university, it offers all sorts of both short and long courses that may be of interest to Catholics in the Leeds Diocese. Full details of these can be explored on their website

Previous Meetings

In the “Resources ” section of the website you will find papers delivered at our previous open meetings (2013 to 2015).  Here are some of the comments that people have made about our previous open meetings :

2015 Leeds Trinity Meeting

comments from 2015 ACTA conferenceIt is good to hear both the problems and the things that work well in other parishes.

These meetings are  are about sharing both the good and bad things that happen. Hopefully, in this way we can all work to improve  dialogue in our own parishes.




2013 Leeds Trinity Meeting

Comments from the 2013 ACTA conference


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