In the run-up to the COP26 climate change summit, Christians are invited to pray that the leaders and negotiators work together for a positive outcome for our common home.
Catholics are invited to pray a novena for nine days, seeking the intercession of St John Paul II, to help defeat the 'Assisted Dying Bill 2021' and to uphold the infinite worth of each human person.
A two-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church from September 2021 that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023.
This Guidance is offered to the Dioceses of England and Wales as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government's Covid-19 Response Roadmap - from 19 July 2021.
COP26 is the 2021 United Nations climate change conference taking place in Glasgow from Sunday, 31 October to Friday, 12 November 2021. In our ‘What’s On‘ area, we have a section for COP26 offering a useful guide to the summit, produced by CAFOD, with tips to help you get involved.
Our response is rooted in prayer and you can also download our prayer card and poster. Check out our ‘Environmental Case Studies’ for examples of how parishes, organisations, academic institutions, and other church groups are collaborating to help protect our common home.
Visit our COP26 section.
In a brief statement issued after the Second Reading in the House of Lords on 22 October 2021, Bishop John Sherrington, Lead Bishop for Life Issues for the Bishops’ Conference, has thanked Catholics for writing to peers and praying that Baroness Meacher’s Assisted Dying Bill might be defeated. Read more.
We have a full section on the Bill and how you can make your voice heard. Read more.
A two-year ‘synodal’ process is taking place in the Catholic Church that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”. Find out more.
But what exactly is ‘synodality’ and what does it mean for Catholics in England and Wales? Fr Chris Thomas, General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference and Father Jan Nowotnik, Director of Mission, discuss the process and explain this invitation to communion, participation and mission.
We are now offering to the Dioceses of England and Wales, this updated Covid-19 guidance as the country moves into Step 4 of the Government’s Covid-19 Response Roadmap. It is important to reiterate that for Step 4, the general principles of continuing to create a safe environment in places of worship and their ancillary buildings are not abandoned. Indeed, the way forward must be a collective endeavour of all involved in the daily life of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Read more.
Read a statement from the Catholic Bishops of England on attendance at Mass on a Sunday and the Sunday Obligation. More.
Our guidance is continually updated as required. Read more.
Use our online directory of churches in England and Wales streaming Catholic Mass live online.
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