About Us

Dr Caroline Farey

Dr Caroline Farey was responsible for catechesis at the Maryvale Institute under Dr Petroc Willey from Sept 1996 to October 2013. There the ‘annunciation pedagogy’ was developed, together with a tremendous catechetical team that put it into practise and enabled it to be refined and developed over 20 years.

She also worked at St Mary’s College, Oscott, 2001-2011, teaching Thomism, especially his Anthropology, Epistemology and Metaphysics. It was during this time that she completed her STL at Leaven, PhL at Maynooth and Pontifical Doctorate at the Lateran, Rome.

In Autumn 2012 this work was recognised when she became one of 10 women, 3 lay women, experts at the Synod on the New Evangelisation for the transmission of the Faith, where she contributed … READ MORE…


Carol Ann Harnett

Carol Ann’s first career was in primary school teaching, but with the arrival of her family, her attention turned to parish catechesis. With nearly 35 years’ continuous experience in this field, she has worked with all age groups from the youngest to the oldest in all forms of catechesis, including
preparation for the Sacraments, RCIA and ongoing formation for both adults and children.

Her dissertation for her master’s degree in Catechesis and Religious Education was on the formation needs of the parish catechist and this has been the focus of her professional life since then. After a short spell with a local ecumenical venture which took Bible stories into local primary schools, Carol Ann moved to the Maryvale institute where she ran the Maryvale Catechist Course in both the UK and overseas… READ MORE…