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Annual Conference

New dates announced following the postponement of 3- 4 February 2022

CISC 32nd Annual Conference

28 – 29 April 2022

Our annual Conference is the perfect opportunity for meaningful conversations – particularly in the wee small hours! – and we look forward to welcoming you to the 32nd CISC Conference at Hanbury Manor, Hertfordshire on 28 – 29 April 2022. Our theme is:

‘Who Am I to Judge?……What Are We to Do?’
‘“…..but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!”
Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust.’ (Jn.8:7-8)

As the title and scriptural adage suggests, the Conference will be our customary balance of challenge, discernment and friendship and we are very excited to say that we will be led in this by the renowned Catholic writer Austen Ivereigh. The rest of the programme is firming up with workshops so far from headline sponsors Stone King and Moore Kingston Smith, CAFOD and one with a music focus entitled ‘Can you Get Them to Sing Louder?’ Thanks to Matthew Mostyn, Steven Cartwright and colleagues at St Edmunds, Ware for their support in facilitating the Conference conversation.

Outline programme:

Thursday 28 April

9.30am – 10.30am – Arrival, registration and refreshments

10.30am – Welcome – Dr Maureen Glackin

10.40am – Morning Prayer – St Edmund’s College

10.50am – 11.00am – Chair’s Welcome – Antony Hudson

11.00am – 12.30pm – Keynote Address – Austen Ivereigh

12.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm – 2.00pm CISC AGM, The Story So Far

2.10pm – 4.00pm – Workshops

4.00pm – 4.30pm – Afternoon refreshments

4.30pm – 6.30pm – CISC Film Club

6.00pm – 7.00pm – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

7.15pm – Pre-dinner drinks reception

7.45pm – Conference Dinner

Friday 29 April

9.00am – Morning Prayer – St Edmund’s College

9.15am – 10.45am – A Hosted Conversation ‘The Story Ahead’ – Tensions, Messiness and Humility: Realising Mission, Identity and Inclusion in CISC Schools – Mary Breen, Marie Ryan, Philip Robinson, Austen Ivereigh

10.45am – Morning Refreshments

11.40am – Mass at St Edmund’s College

1.00pm – Lunch at Hanbury Manor and depart



Bookings are available online through our new partner TryBooking via the link below. We hope that their expertise in event bookings will ensure a smooth experience for you. Preferred payment is online card payment. For those without this facility or who may require an invoice, please contact us for instructions on how to process this online in advance of making your booking.


As always, we are on hand to assist you in this process should you need it so please do get in touch via email to if you have any questions.

Sponsors and exhibitors interested in joining us at this event can find further information here: CISC EXHIBITOR AND PARTNER INFORMATION


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CISC 31st Virtual Annual Conference


Thank you to everyone who attended our first ever CISC Virtual Conference 2021 – ‘To Grow is to Change’. This quotation from St John Henry Newman gave us much to explore both spiritually and practically and we were thrilled that the Conference was opened by my former colleague Prof. Mgr. Rod Strange, renowned and highly regarded biographer of St John Henry Newman.

Commentary on the pastoral challenges of our times was initiated and explored by guest speakers David Wells, Sr Gemma Simmonds and Philip Robinson and operational concerns and opportunities discussed in a ‘round table’ conversation with Stone King, Moore Kingston Smith and CISC heads.

Whilst we hope it’s a conference style that we never have to repeat, as with everything we’ve experienced in the challenges of COVID, there are positives to be taken from it.  Plans for Conference 2022 are already underway, returning to a late January date, and we look forward to sharing them as soon as we can.   Socially distanced dancing will be assured by handbags on the disco floor!

You can read the full Conference Report here.

The presentations, key documents and photo gallery from the conference can be found in the Members’ Area.


With thanks to our sponsors for this year’s Conference.

Stone King

Moore Kingston Smith



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Connect Catering

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