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Your Parish

Can become all you have dreamed it to be

It's your parish and God has placed it in your hands

Do you believe that God has placed you in your parish for a reason?

Do you believe that God will work through you to help your parish grow closer to him and grow in their own God-given charisms?

You do not need to keep doing what has always been done if it is not helping your parish become the parish you dream of, the parish that God dreams for you.

And it can be the parish you want it to be

Your parish does not need to stay where it is - it is time to see your parish come alive?

PECS England works alongside parish priests and their parish to help develop a model of formation and evangelisation based on small communities (cells) meeting, worshipping, praying and growing together. And just like the cells in all living organisms, they continue to multiply bringing life and growth to your parish.

Is it time to change your parish?

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The commitment of the members of each cell for the evangelisation of their environment, for a personal conversion to Christ also contributes to the profound
renewal of parish life.
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Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, 2015

USED BY PARISHES

Join the community of parishes who have embraced PECS for their own communities.

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.

Fr Victor works closely with the International Council of the Parish System of Evangelisation Cells and meets regularly with promoters and coordinators in various countries.

RECOGNISED BY THE HOLY SEE

The Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life recognised the International Council (Organismo Internazionale) as an 'international instrument of evangelization' in 2009 and approved the Parish Cell System of Evangelisation initially for a period of five years.

Watch the media coverage here 

A decree issued in 2015 by the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life cemented the Parish Cells System of Evangelisation as an official means for parish evangelisation recognised and approved under canon 116.2 of the Code of Canon Law.

2015 Decree