BeOne Adult Ministry

BeOne is our ministry for anyone over the age of 18. We have regular meetings for adults every Thursday evening as well as offering Parish Courses and reflection days, our School of Mission to train adults to share their faith and the Joy of the Gospel Course which is a fantastic introduction to the Basic Gospel Message.

  • Online Community for Prayerful Scripture Reflection. (3/22/2020) - An online Community for Prayerful Scripture Reflection. During this time, when many of our usual ways of expressing our Faith have been removed, and we can no longer gather together due to the Coronavirus, it is all the more important that we find ways to invest in our relationships with God and each other. Here is one small way that we can communicate our faith and support each other whilst encouraging daily prayer with a Scriptural focus. It is also a great way for people who are usually involved with Metanoia Project groups and events to keep in touch and continue to feel part of the Metanoia family as well as the wider Church community. God wants to speak to us all and has given us His Word as a constant source of life and relationship with Him. The aim of this group is to encourage each other to spend time each day praying with Scripture and allowing God to speak to us. Please then share your thoughts, questions and reflections to help us all hear from our Loving Father. Metanoia Project 'The God Who Speaks' Scripture Reflection Group
  • Metanoia Project Operations and the Coronavirus. (3/19/2020) - Dear Young People, Parents, Friends and Supporters, Because of recent guidance from both the Government and the Bishops’ Conference, and in consultation with the schools and Parishes with which we work, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all of our groups and events except our work with the Homeless. Therefore, there will be no youth groups at St Clare’s or St Mary’s Lea Town, no talks for adults at St Wilfrid’s, no meetings for our Young Leaders or for the Students and Young Adults, no sessions for Young Families, no Adoration with Praise and Worship etc. until further notice. During this time, when many of our usual ways of expressing our Faith have been removed, and we can no longer gather together, it is all the more important that we find ways to invest in our relationships with God and each other. Although our regular groups and events will not be able to continue for the foreseeable future, the Metanoia Project Team will continue to be here to support you in any way we can and we will be finding different avenues to build and maintain community in ways that do not require physical contact. We will also continue to offer spiritual input, scripture reflection and prayer resources through various means so look out for ways to stay involved and nourish your Faith! You can let us know what sort of thing you would / would not like to hear about by filling in our ‘contact preferences’ form here: If you are fit and well and do not support any vulnerable people in your work or household, why not consider helping us serve the homeless at our Wednesday Drop-in? Our usual team of volunteers is somewhat depleted due to the need to self-isolate so any help will be gratefully received. We will miss meeting with you all but hope that we will be able to see you all again in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, look after yourselves, keep praying and keep in touch! God bless Ruth and Joe
  • One Body: Week One – The Jesuits – Fr Tom Shufflebotham (10/12/2018) - Fantastic start to our 'One Body' series last night with Fr Tom Shufflebotham SJ (Jesuits in Britain) giving us a wonderful balance of Jesuit history and Ignation Spirituality.
  • One Body Week 2: Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest (10/12/2018) - The second evening of our Series 'One Body' last night and I'm not sure we could have fitted many more people in the hall! Many thanks to Canon Gwenael Cristofoli and his team ICKSP Preston from the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and Sister Adorers for a really informative and prayerful evening. It is so beautiful to come together in Christ! We are looking forward to next week when we will be led in the Benedictine Tradition by Fr Colin Battell OSB
  • Young Adults Meeting: For anyone aged 18-35 (or thereabouts) (9/21/2018) - Young Adults Meeting: For anyone aged 18-35 (or thereabouts) who would like to grow in faith with other young adults.
  • One Body: exploring the many faces of Catholicism in Preston (9/20/2018) - One Body: exploring the many faces of Catholicism in Preston. A series of evenings each led by one of the different expressions
  • Living Water Social (7/22/2018) - It was great to spend an evening of food, fellowship and a few dodgy jokes with some of the Thursday Night group. Most weeks we spend time sharing in small groups but it was fantastic to relax together and get to know each other in a more social environment. That's it for the summer now but we look forward to seeing everyone in September
  • Canticles (2/23/2018) - Our Advent Series exploring the Canticles at the beginning of Luke’s Gospel was a great success. We had four very different speakers who each inspired us with their teaching, testimony and deep faith. (More info here) Each of the canticles sung by Zechariah, John the Baptist, Mary and Simeon respectively teach us so much about the nature of God and how He is constantly working for the good of each one of us. The talks were all well attended and we were all well-prepared for a deeper encounter with Christ at Christmas.
  • Romero’s Metanoia Experience comes to Preston! (12/3/2017) - On 10th November 2017, a packed St.Wilfrid’s Church in Preston witnessed the dramatic production of, ‘Romero- Heartbeat of El Salvador’ brought to us by RISE Theatre.  The play told the story of Blessed Oscar Romero who became Archbishop of San Salvador. He was assassinated on Monday March 24th 1980 as he was celebrating Mass in the chapel […]
  • ‘BeOne’ is Back! (9/14/2017) - It’s great to welcome back Metanoia Project’s, ‘BeOne’ Adult Ministry which takes place on Thursday evenings from 7.30pm-9.30pmat St. Wilfrid’s Parish Centre, Preston. To kick off the new season of adult formation activities, we began with the regular ‘Living Water’ format which involves, worship and praise, reading and praying with scripture, a short talk, time […]
  • Rise Theatre here at St Wilfrid’s (7/22/2017) - We are very excited to announce that Rise Theatre are coming back to Preston this autumn with their brand new play which they will be performing right here in St Wilfrid’s Church! ‘Romero: Heartbeat of El Salvador’ looks at the life and legacy of a man who chose to challenge those in power and stand up for social justice.