We are a helpline that exists to accompany people who are exploring or returning to the Catholic Faith, through compassionate conversations.
We want to help you find a friend in Jesus and a home in His Church.
When COVID-19 lockdowns were causing churches across the world to close their doors, our team felt called to create a new way for those who were looking to explore or return to the Catholic Faith.
Soon, we felt inspired to create a helpline for people to call and explore their questions with trained and compassionate listeners.
So after securing funding for the project, carrying out our research and training a team of call handlers, we launched Catholic Listeners in the Holy Week of 2022.
We’ve been taking calls ever since.
Listening deeply and with great care to our callers, reverencing what Pope Francis calls ‘the sacred ground of the other’.
Welcoming people with real love, particularly those who have experienced the Church as an unwelcoming place.
Focusing on the individual and accompanying them on their journey, aware of the loneliness and anxiety many in our society experience.
Offering people the hope that faith in Jesus gives us, aiming to move them forward in a positive direction.
Always providing a next step for people to take and discerning what would be appropriate for them where they are on their journey.
Ensuring that conversations with callers are completely confidential, enabling a relationship of trust to develop and allowing for real openness.
Landings is a series of informal small group meetings that offer a safe and supported ‘landing place’ for Catholics who have been away from the Church and are thinking about coming back.
The ‘Becoming a Catholic’ course has been designed to show how the Catholic Faith has the scope and power to bring about personal transformation, beginning with re-thinking the way that we live.
Our ministry and many of the ministries signposted on this website are supported by Farm Street Church.
This church is a vibrant and welcoming Jesuit parish in the heart of London.
It currently hosts Landings, the Becoming a Catholic course and ‘Good to Talk’.
Catholic Listeners is powered by great volunteers.
If you are passionate about our mission and want to accompany others on their journey, then we would love you to join our team!
Are you exploring or returning to the Catholic Faith?
Our team are here to be a listening ear and to help you find the next step on your journey.