DR19 UK | 7-8 February 2019

DR19 UK 

Unlock your parish’s potential

7—8 February 2019 | Bethel Convention Centre, Birmingham.


DR19 UK is both for parishes that are just beginning, and those who are already on the journey from maintenance to mission. It is designed for parish priests and lay leaders to work towards renewing their parishes together. Click here for more information.

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.