Dies Domini

The Bishops have asked that all Catholics reflect on the centrality of the Eucharist to our life of faith and take into consideration their personal circumstances and the reasons as to whether they can now attend the Sunday Eucharistic Celebration. To encourage this process of reflection and to promote the vital, indispensable and irreplaceable place of the Eucharist in our lives, we have produced a series of conversations for Advent called ‘Dies Domini – Keeping the Lord’s Day Holy‘. Our inspiration comes from Pope Saint John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter of the same name from 1998. Read more.

Honouring Sunday

Alongside two previous statements on the importance of Sunday as our Holy Day – Sunday, It is Our Day, and The Day of the Lord – the Bishops of England and Wales have issued a statement about the importance of Honouring Sunday. Read more.

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission

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.

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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