The theme for the 2022 National Deacon Assembly is ‘50 years and counting. Permanent Diaconate – past, present….future’.

The Assembly is open to Deacons, Diaconal aspirants, men in formation, wives, all clergy, in fact anyone who is interested in the Permanent Diaconate.

It marks the renewal of the permanent diaconate as an active, permanent order of ministry and looks forward in a changing world to how the diaconate will continue to be “a driving force for the Church’s service or diakonia toward the local Christian communities and a sign or sacrament of the Lord Christ Himself” (Paul VI, Apostolic Letter Ad Pascendum, Introduction).

There have been some issues with the booking website which prevented some of you from booking the accommodation that you required. These issues have now been resolved. To ameliorate this we have extended the booking deadline until Sunday 21st August and the late booking charge of £20 is now waived.

The Assembly is open to Deacons, Diaconal aspirants, men in formation, wives, all clergy, in fact anyone who is interested in the Permanent Diaconate.

Please note that the Hope University Campus is cashless - onsite payments are by Credit or Debit card only! 

We look forward to seeing you in September at Liverpool Hope University.