World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021

The 107th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2021 is celebrated on 26 September – the last Sunday of the month. The Holy Father has chosen the theme ‘Towards an ever wider “we”‘. Read more.

Opposing the Assisted Dying Bill 2021

Our Lead Bishop for Life Issues, Bishop John Sherrington, has written an open letter inviting Catholics to pray for the defeat of the Assisted Dying Bill to be debated in the House of Lords in October. We have a full section on the Bill and how you can make your voice heard. Read more.

Season of Creation

The World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation is celebrated on 1 September and kicks off the Season of Creation, a time of sustained prayer and action which lasts a month and four days. During this season we are encouraged to pray and engage in community events in order to deepen our relationship with our God, our neighbour and the earth we share, being ever more attentive to the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor. Read more.

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission

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. The overall theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission”. Find out more.

Step 4 Guidance for Communal Worship during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.

Sunday – It is our Day

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.

Live Catholic Mass Online

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