Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham in Scotland
under the patronage of Saint John Henry Newman

Are you and Episcopalian/Anglican who wishes to explore entering into the full communion
of the Catholic Church through the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham?

Sycamore is an informal course about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It allows you to explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter. It can involve physical groups meeting together and also remote groups meeting online.

Each Sycamore session involves a short film as well as a Session Guide for each film. There’s no pressure. You can be yourself without any fear of being judged.

In Scotland, because those wishing to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church through the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham are scattered throughout the length and breadth of the country, Sycamore is an ideal way to explore the Christian faith and to prepare for admission to the Catholic Church and Confirmation.

First, you should >register your interest with the Ordinariate in Scotland and we will put you in contact with one of our priests who will act as your mentor as you prepare to be received into the Catholic Church. He will keep in contact with you by telephone or by Skype, Zoom, etc, and discuss informally with you any questions you may have.

Next you should select and watch those films which you choose, using the notes in the Session Guide for that film. You should view the notes as giving you pointers without following them ‘to the letter’. References in the notes are frequently made to YouCat, which is primarily aimed at young people, and deals with the entire Catholic faith as it is presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. You can find it (free) on-line here

Each Sycamore film is available free for you to watch on-line or download.

You might first wish to watch the Sycamore Trailer here.

Each film explores a different aspect of exploring the Christian faith and there are 20 in total.

Session 1
The Search for Happiness
Session 2
The Existence of God
Session 3
A God Who Speaks
Session 4
Who is Jesus?
Session 5
The Holy Spirit and the Church
Session 6
The Bible
Session 7
The Gift of Faith
Session 8
The Power of Prayer
Session 9
Finding True Freedom
Session 10
The Meaning of Love

Session 11
The Light of Christ
Session 12
Creation - Fall - Salvation
Session 13
The Community of the Church
Session 14
The Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation
Session 15
The Holy Eucharist
Session 16
Forgiveness - Healing and Mission
Session 17
The Christian Vocations
Session 18
The Social Teaching of the Church
Session 19
How to Pray
Session 20
Mary and the Hope of Heaven


You can find all the Sycamore Films here and the Session Guides here.

If you have any questions, please contact us here

Click here to >register your interest in becoming a Catholic through the Ordinariate in Scotland.