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Political leadership

CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP FORMATION
2024 Programme

WHY OUR PROGAMME

"Today's decision makers have to grapple with ethical challenges about which they feel ill-equipped to deal with"
Lord Alton of Liverpool

Tomorrow's leaders need to be prepared today. 

That's why we offer this programme.
About

WHO IT'S FOR 

The programme is for students
currently in Year 12 / Lower VI / S5
Applicants should be
  • motivated by their Christian faith to help shape and create a society founded on Christian principles;
  • driven by a love for God and neighbour;
  • able to demonstrate a strong academic ability.
Christian Leadership Formation programme students

HOW OUR PROGRAMME PREPARES YOU

Our unique programme offers you a unique experience unlike any other currently on offer, immersing you in a holistic environment of study, prayer, activities and social with like-minded peers. 
LEARNING
Engage with expert academics and professors to stimulate and develop your understanding of the principles and ethics of Christian society
 SKILLS
Understand how you can effect change, grow your personal virtues, develop your interview and media skills, build your teamwork and communications through a series of challenges
PRAYING
Immerse yourself in a structure of prayer and liturgy, which provide the context and backbone to your personal development, and deepen your personal relationship with Christ
Stonyhurst Christian Leadership Formation programme students

WHAT OUR PROGRAMME INVOLVES

The programme is built around three residential modules.

Module 1

The first module throws the group together for an intense week of thinking, media skills, team building and prayer on the beautiful Stonyhurst estate in the Ribble Valley. Group work is the order of the day, whether on task to prepare a student union speech or some off-the-wall activity designed to test your teamwork! Broaden your mind with philosophical deep dives, exercise your soul with regular prayer, finesse your public persona with media training, enjoy a local pub, a film night and more!
Christian Leadership Formation programme students
When: Monday 22nd - Saturday 27th July 2024
Christian Leadership Formation programme students

Module 2

This is the ethics module, first and foremost! Consider the environment, human ecology and ethical issues, and some political philosophy. Four days of high-powered thinking with some great teachers! 
When: Friday 25th - Monday 28th October 2024

Module 3

The last module is focused on practical leadership. Consider virtuous and political leadership, consider your own potential ability to change culture, your personality and your spirituality. Dive into a short retreat to encounter the only leader that matters, Jesus Christ. The module closes with a tour of Parliament and presentation of certificates in Westminster Hall by a Catholic political figure.
Leadership workshop
When: Saturday 15th - Tuesday 18th February 2025
Lord Alton

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Participants are asked to fund their place at a cost of £800.
This includes all tuition, activities, travel, board and lodging.

We invite parents who cannot afford to cover all or part of this cost to apply for a subsidy in the application form.

The above cost represents a subsidisation of the programme's full cost to us of £1,500 per student. 

HOW TO APPLY

Christian Leadership Formation programme students
Applications close on 31st March 2024.

Please download, complete and sign the application form below.

Ensure you have included all the requested details including referees. 

Send the application form together with your personal statement by email or post:

clf@christianheritagecentre.com
The Christian Heritage Centre
Stonyhurst
Clitheroe
BB7 9PZ

HAVE A QUESTION?

Thank you for your enquiry

OUR PARTNERS

St Marys University Twickenham
Catholic Union of Great Britain
ADF UK
Catholic Voices
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