Vicariate for Faith & Mission


Sycamore – What do you believe?

Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter. Each session involves a short film and time for discussion. Everyone is welcome.

How can we find happiness? What’s the meaning of life? Is there a God? Does prayer make a difference?

“He sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way.”

Luke 19: 3 - 4

How to take part

To take part in a Sycamore course you do not need to be and expert, saint or theologian. You DO NEED to care about your faith and be willing to share your thoughts and experiences with others.

What people in our Diocese are saying about Sycamore

“I like the sharing, how everyone is really open – there is no judging happening here.”

“It made me think about things I hadn’t thought of before.”

“It’s nice to hear other peoples’ stories and also reflect on our own.”

The Vicariate for Faith and Mission is running a series of online Sycamore courses throughout the year.

Contact details

If you have any queries or would like more information, please email

Mike Weetman at

Are you thinking about running a Sycamore course?

Please tell us if you are running a Sycamore course in your parish or partnership.

We may also be able to help with promotional materials.


Lent - Sycamore

“We are pilgrims ‘journeying together’ whose listening and speaking is that of those who seek and not that of those who believe they have found.”

We invite you to join us on such a journey this Lenten season. We will gather online each Sunday from 6 March to 10 April at 4.00pm until 5.15pm. Why not invite a friend to come along too?