Reaching Non-Churchgoing Catholics

It's estimated that at least two-thirds of the baptised Catholic community in England and Wales are non-churchgoing - approximately four million people. This makes a significant constituency of people who, in most cases, self-identify as Catholic but never or rarely attend Mass. The Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis has initiated a national project to support ministry to this group of people.


National Strategy

Here you can read about the ten-part national strategy for the 'Crossing the Threshold' project that reaches out to the 4 million baptised Catholics, who rar...Read more


Core Group

A national core group exists to explore how ministry and outreach to non-churchgoing Catholics might be developed. Group members draw from their own experien...Read more

National Tour

Resource Days

The 'Crossing the Threshold' national tour, Nov 2011 - Feb 2013, supported outreach and ministry to non-churchgoing Catholics. The tour launched in York on 1... Read more

prayer and support

National Sunday

Home Mission Sunday is an annual day on which the Bishops invite parishes across England and Wales to pray for and support Home Mission. A recent theme was ‘Crossing the Threshold’ and had as its focus on ministry and outreach to non-churchgoing Catholics. Over 400,000 leaflets were sent to every parish and religious house in England and Wales. Visit: