RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)

Thinking of exploring the Catholic Faith?

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process by which non-Catholics learn about the Catholic faith and way of life. It is a process of spiritual formation which culminates with entry into the Catholic Church at Easter with the celebration of the Sacraments of Baptism (if not previously baptised in a Christian denomination) Confirmation, and the Eucharist.

St Peter’s runs classes to welcome adults into the Catholic Church through weekly formation classes.  If you feel God is calling you to explore your faith, if you would like to learn more about the Catholic Church or if you are interested in becoming a Catholic, contact the parish priest.

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic, or wish to learn more about our faith, please get in touch with the parish priest.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith, particularly with a view to possible Baptism or Confirmation and Communion next Easter, will be made most welcome.
We normally meet for about an hour on Monday evenings.  Meeting are finished for this term

View  the Catechism of the Catholic Church  and  teachings of the Catholic Church

The first stage of the RCIA is a period of inquiry and you are warmly invited to join us if you would like to find out more about our faith.

If you are interested in becoming a Catholic please get in touch either by sending an e-mail to   or speak to  the Parish Priest to register your interest.


Volunteering at RCIA

Lead catechist: parishioner Derek Buglass

RCIA Catechists welcome and bring new members into the Community of the Catholic Church so that they not only know what we believe but are enabled to meet Jesus Christ in the members of the Church. They are expected to attend on-going diocesan training.

St Peter’s RCIA volunteer role (PDF)

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