Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Robert Byrne CO

Lay Training Fund

The Lay Training Fund (LTF) is for all areas of adult education and formation which are not normally provided as part of parish life. The suitability of an application will be assessed by the Application Committee which is made up of the Head of Adult Formation and Evangelisation, a member of the Finance Team, a senior administrator and two lay people appointed by the Bishop.

Whether we work in the diocese or in the wider world, whether we are involved in parish life in catechesis, liturgy or other ministries, we need to understand our Faith and we need to know what the Church teaches, and be able to discern our calling, so that we can live out our vocation and mission and thus witness to the faith we have, in response to the changing needs of the Church within society. The Lay Training Fund is available to support this vision.

Please see the guidelines (below) for further information.(All documents under 300k)

Lay Training Fund Guidelines



Lay Training Fund Application