Parish Evangelisation Cell System (PECS)

National website for England


The system has adopted a method of parish-based evangelisation that operates in small groups that meet weekly in homes. They are called cell groups because cells in the human body are living, vibrant, multiplying units. They are programmed to multiply or die and so it is with cell groups. 

The system is a Vatican-approved formally recognised entity within the Catholic Church.


The Parish Evangelisation Cell System (PECS) is a formally recognised structure of the Catholic Church used in a number of countries throughout the world.


Read our powerful testimonies from ordinary lay people who have accepted the call to become "missionary disciples" as a result of PECS and the transformative effects on the life of the whole Parish.


Find out more about starting PECS in your Parish with our range of information and resources. Network with Parishes who have already adopted PECS and access support.

"Come and See" Open Meeting
Time is TBD
Holy Innocents' Roman Catholic Church
Time is TBD
Holy Innocents' Roman Catholic Church, Holy Innocents Presbytery, Strickland Way, Orpington BR6 9UE, UK
"Come and See" - An open meeting hosted by PECS members with the Archbishop & Deans of the Archdiocese of Southwark. This event was scheduled to take place on 23rd September 2020 at 20:00 but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Once a new date is arranged we will post details here.
PECS Workshop at CBCEW Conference
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
PECS Workshop at Evangelisation and Discipleship Conference being run by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England & Wales (CBCEW). This event was scheduled to take place on 27-29th October 2020 but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will post details here once it is re-arranged.
New PECS England Website

Our brand new PECS England website went live today 1st August 2020!

Fr Victor Vella: 'Locked down but not closed down'

Fr Victor Vella is interviewed by Catholic journalist Kristina Cooper to describe the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and some unexpected fruits

New PECS video testimony available

There is a new PECS video testimony available on the website

31st International PECS Seminar *CANCELLED*

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the 31st International PECS Seminar in Milan has been cancelled. We hope there will be a seminar in 2021 and will give details once they are available.

 “Do not be afraid of the new, and do not allow  inevitable difficulties to slow down your pace on the path of evangelization: when you are a missionary disciple, enthusiasm can never fail!”
(Pope Francis, 18 November 2019)

PECS England is a group of clergy and laity who support and promote the Parish Evangelisation Cell System (PECS) within Catholic parishes in England.

PECS England is overseen by Fr Victor Vella who is the National PECS coordinator for England.


PECS England

c/o Holy Innocents Presbytery, Strickland Way, Orpington BR6 9UE


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