What does CPW stand for?
There’s more than one answer to this!
At the simplest level, it stands for Catholic People’s Weeks – the name we’ve had since the organisation was established in 1945. CPW is primarily Catholic. Our main aim is to provide continuing formation in the Catholic faith. But we warmly welcome non-Catholic people who are interested in, or in sympathy with, the Catholic tradition.
CPW is run by lay People (all unpaid volunteers) for lay people. From its earliest days CPW has been inspired by the conviction that we are all, ordained or not, God’s holy people.
'Weeks' is perhaps somewhat misleading, as we run events of various durations. But every event gives us space away from our everyday concerns, and offers a chance, in the company of friendly fellow-seekers, to refresh our understanding of what it means to be a Catholic Christian in the modern world.
Practical activity at Ammerdown 2012