In his recent Apostolic letter, Desiderio Desideravi, Pope Francis calls for the Liturgical Formation of the People of God. Heeding this call, through talks, workshops, liturgies and music, the Society of Saint Gregory Summer School 2023 considers the vision of Vatican II, its relevance today, and how we can help to root it more firmly in our communities.

Speakers include Bishop John Arnold, Professor Claire Ozanne and David McLoughlin speaking about the Vatican II documents, with time for questions afterwards. Workshops will be focusing on parish ministry.

Responding to the feedback from last year’s Summer School, workshops will be focusing on practical ideas for parish ministry.

  • Repertoire & Planning, Repertoire & Outreach – how we plan music in our liturgy
  • Liturgical Imagination – how to find the deeper meaning of our celebrations
  • Young People and Music in Liturgy – how to help our Young People play and sing
  • Symbols & Sacraments – how we help people understand pastoral signs and symbols
  • Creating Liturgies – how to be more creative in planning our liturgy

The traditional ‘Big Sing’, Society Dinner, Concert and Bar.

Residential and Day Delegates are welcome. Bursary funding is available.

Further details, together with online booking for Residential places, can be found on our website or by email: For Non-Residential places, please email:

  • Date of Event 26—29 July 2023
  • Cost Various - see course website
  • Location

    Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park Campus, Childwall L16 1JD.