Bishop to give lecture to mark National Centre for Pastoral Research milestone

This year, the National Centre for Pastoral Research (NCPR) marks 25 years of service to the Church.

An agency of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, the NCPR carries out the National Catholic Census Project, National Count of Attendance and National Church Life Surveys, providing the church in Australia with valuable information for planning and formation. Our parishes use the Parish Social Profiles to assist them in a variety of ways. In addition, they undertake various other projects and provide assistance to dioceses and Catholic agencies in understanding and using the data they provide.

To acknowledge this significant anniversary, Bishop Michael McKenna, who was General Secretary in 1996 when the then Pastoral Projects Office (forerunner to the NCPR) was established, has been invited to deliver a lecture: ‘How do we know what we don’t know?’, to be hosted online by ACU on Wednesday 17 November 2021. The Lecture will look at how research and analyses undertaken by the NCPR have informed the planning for parishes, schools and other ministry developments and have supported major church initiatives, including the Plenary Council.

The Lecture is free and open to everyone, but registrations are essential by 15th November. Register HERE>