Welcome to Online Learning with the
Diocese of Lancaster

Online Course Developer & Tutor: Christine Smith

Ecclesiastical Bachelor of Divinity - Ecclesial Service (Hons), BA Applied Theology - Catechesis (Hons), Cert Professional Development in Christian Facilitation, Cert in Spiritual Direction, BA Business Studies (Hons), Cert Education. 


".These remained faithful to the teaching of the apostles, to the brotherhood, to the breaking of bread and to the prayers" [Acts 2:42]

Online learning with the Lancaster Diocese is firmly based around the life of the early Christians as described in the above quotation from the Acts of the Apostles 2:42 shows, in virtue of its own internal dynamic, that faith demands to be known, celebrated, lived, and translated into prayer.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church uses these same elements of this text to form its four parts.

  • The Profession of Faith (We believe)
  • The Celebration of the Mystery (We celebrate)
  • Life in Christ (We live)
  • Christian Prayer (We pray)

All our on-line learning courses are firmly rooted in the Sacred Scriptures and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We currently offer:

Washing of the Feet

The Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) - Validated by the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales...read more in the Course Booklet located on the left in the Course Information Block.

Interested? Then download an Application Form today! You can also download a copy of the Course Booklet too both located on the left in the Course Information Block.. Contact the Tutor at lancastercatechist@live.co.uk

This Course was originally designed and Rev Deacon Nick Donnelly, BA Divinity (Hons), Post Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Theology, BA Librarianship, Member of the Catholic Theological Association of Great BritainUpdated 2021.