Divine Renovation Open House 

Unlock your parish’s potential

Saturday 22nd June 2019 | Two locations

Parish of Our Lady of Walsingham, Royal Docks, East London

St Elizabeth of Portugal Parish, Richmond, West London


Interested in seeing what Divine Renovation looks like in a parish? 

Be our guest as we share our mistakes and learnings in our effort to be a parish that makes a difference. Come for a day of keynotes and workshops designed to inspire your parish. Saturday 22nd June 2019 at two locations in London.

Divine Renovation Ministry works with parish priests and lay leaders around the world to assist them in moving their parishes from maintenance to mission. The ministry has grown out of the transformation of Saint Benedict Parish, Halifax, Nova Scotia.



Divine Renovation in the UK

In October 2017, over 300 clergy and lay leaders gathered at St Mary’s University, Twickenham for the Maintenance to Mission conference. Fr James Mallon along with leaders from Saint Benedict Parish were the keynote speakers. Parishes from all over the UK were inspired that their own parishes could be renewed in a similar way. The DR UK Coordinator, Hannah Vaughan-Spruce, assists parishes who want to become more missionary to connect with Divine Renovation Ministry and share learning and experiences with each other.

Fr. James Mallon


Fr James Mallon is Episcopal Vicar for Parish Renewal and Leadership Support, Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Besides being a speaker on parish renewal and the New Evangelisation, Father James has hosted two internationally acclaimed DVD series - Catholicism 201 and Dogmatic Theology, produced through the JP II Media Institute which he founded in 2005. He is the author of the best-selling book Divine Renovation: Bringing your Parish from Maintenance to Mission and in 2016 authored the Divine Renovation Guidebook, a step by step manual for transforming your parish.

Born in Scotland, Father James and his family moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1982. After studying at Christ the King seminary in British Columbia and St Augustine's Seminary in Toronto, Father James was ordained to the priesthood in 1997.