Ministering in the Field Hospital

 Ministering in the Field Hospital


Covid 19 has caused changes in the way that society operates. Almost nothing of the life we knew in 2018-19 has remained unaffected.

In our life of faith, too, we are adapting to change – churches have been closed for three months and more. Spiritual needs are difficult to meet at a time of social distancing. The charitable work of society has had to meet new challenges and new demands.

What kind of Church are we becoming? What kind of Church will we be in the future?

Pope Francis has established a Covid 19 Commission to examine the global issues associated with the pandemic. At a diocesan level, ACTA is setting up a sequence of online Conference meetings to debate where the Church is and will be as a result of Covid 19.

On the dates set out below there will be an online Zoom meeting with
Introduction of a key speaker
20-25 minutes presentation by an invited speaker
Breakout rooms- Discussion – 30 minutes - Facilitated
Question and Answer Session with the invited speaker – 30 minutes

Registration is essential and the form is available at :

While there is no charge for accessing these sessions, a small voluntary donation to defray expenses and to support the charitable work of our speakers would be gratefully received

All sessions will be accessed via Zoom.

All sessions will start at 7.00 pm prompt

Wednesday 23rd September 2020 – Prof Tom O’ Loughlin University of Nottingham

Eucharist and Community in a Digital Age

Wednesday 7th October 2020 - Fr Gerry Proctor MBE – Archdiocese of Liverpool

Ministering in the Field Hospital

Wednesday 21st October 2020 - Dr Philip McCarthy – Chief Executive, Caritas Social Action Network

Hearing the Cry of the Poor and Disadvantaged

Wednesday 4th November 2020 - Dr Clare Watkins, Reader, Roehampton Institute

A Vision for the Church of the Future


Event Properties

Event Date 07-10-2020 7:00 pm
Event End Date 07-10-2020 9:00 pm
Capacity 85
Registered 59
Available places 26
Individual Price Voluntary Donation


7.00 PM




Gerry Proctor


Brief Biography: Fr Gerry Proctor is a native of Liverpool, read for an honours degree in theology at Durham University and then later in life researched for an MPhil from Liverpool Hope University with a thesis entitled ‘A Commitment to Neighbourhood’. His pastoral ministry includes 8 years working in youth ministry in St Helens, Merseyside followed by 6 years as a missionary in South America with the Society of St James including time in Ecuador and Bolivia. In 2004 he returned to Latin America for a 12mth period working with the world-renowned team led by Brazilian Fr Jose Marins, delivering training and workshops across the Americas to Base Ecclesial Communities. Following his time in South America he was appointed to St Margaret Mary’s, Knotty Ash for the next 12 years and since 2005 has lived in an apartment in the city centre of Liverpool outside the parish system. For his work amongst the people of the city centre the Queen named him an MBE in 2012 and he continues his work with the social enterprise Engage Liverpool which aims to improve the quality of life for neighbours in the waterfront and city centre and also with the LGBTQ community following his time as Chair of the Michael Causer Foundation. He is currently working with a variety of partners to deliver the La Salle Hotel School for promoting careers for disadvantaged young people in the city region’s hospitality sector.

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