The educational programme at each CPW event is built around a particular theme. The theme could explore a piece of scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, or another aspect of our Christian life. The theme is well researched by the chair and the speakers are chosen to complement the theme. On all-age weeks a parallel programme is designed for the young people. Education is at the heart of CPW’s ethos and our commitment to learning encourages us to challenge our knowledge and opinions, and embrace new ideas.
On this page we have included links to download a past adult programme, speaker list and research document. These examples offer an insight into the research and planning that goes into the learning aspect of a CPW event.
As parents, we too have great power and, consequently, great responsibility for our children’s future. We invite you to join us in sharing your own parenting experiences, successes and challenges. No one has all the answers but through talking, praying, singing and creating together we might just find some solutions.
The Eucharist is the 'source and summit' of our faith. Engaging our heads, hearts and hands, and hearing from speakers and Church teaching, together we will spend the week exploring what it means to live eucharistically.
In this week, we will consider how the concept of priesthood developed from Jewish and pagan roots, and how it might be re-interpreted in the future. We hope to celebrate our common priesthood in our liturgy, and experience blessing and holiness together.
We shall escape from everyday life to walk the Derbyshire dales. Our base will be a hotel overlooking the Derwent Valley. As we walk for relaxation and enlightenment we shall think of some for whom walking is the only way to escape war, violence, repression and ethnic cleansing.
The celebrations of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter are at heart of the mystery of our faith. On our Easter CPW we invite you to celebrate these Great Three Days by living, learning and worshipping in community.
Giving thanks to God is at the heart of the three great monotheistic faiths. For Catholics, this takes the form of the Eucharist. But what does this mean for our lives and our relationships with other Christians? We shall explore these issues over the course of the weekend with talks and discussions.
The Catholic Church stands at a crossroads. These are complex and challenging times and the issues need to be faced by all of us with honesty, openness, and transparency. Explore these themes and learn about a range of contrasting visions of the Catholic Church of the future.
This Reunion Weekend is open to all members and the BGM will take place on the Saturday. The speaker for the annual Dora Turbin lecture will be Dr Pia Matthews. She is a theologian and a lecturer in Healthcare Ethics at St Mary's University, Twickenham.
On this long weekend we will take time out from day to day life to enjoy exercise, nature, meditation and socialising - to rest in the Spirit and fill our cups for the long term happiness of ourselves and others.
On this all-age summer week we shall consider ‘Catholic guilt’ in true CPW style: taking both serious and light hearted looks at how it helps and/or hinders our ability to live fully Christian lives.