Sir David Amess MP – Requiescat in pace

Following the death of Sir David Amess MP on Friday 15 October, Cardinal Vincent Nichols issued a statement paying tribute to his generosity and integrity. More.

Prayerful Opposition to the Assisted Dying Bill 2021

Catholics are invited to pray a novena for nine days, seeking the intercession of Pope Saint John Paul II, to help defeat the ‘Assisted Dying Bill 2021’ and to uphold the infinite worth of each human person. From Thursday, 14 October.

We have a full section on the Bill and how you can make your voice heard. Read more.

Keeping Christ at the heart of the post-pandemic Church

Bishop Robert Byrne, Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle, encourages us to keep Christ at the heart of the post-pandemic Catholic Church. He reflects on the Eucharist as the source and summit of our Christian life.

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

Use our online directory of churches in England and Wales streaming Catholic Mass live online.

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