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Westminster

Home to Westminster Cathedral, the mother church for Catholics in England and Wales, the Diocese of Westminster has 214 parishes covering West, Central and North London, the Borough of Spelthorne and Hertfordshire.

Although Westminster’s one of the smallest dioceses in England and Wales in geographical area, it is the largest in terms of Catholic population and priests.

Since the restoration of the Catholic Hierarchy in 1850, its Archbishop has often been a Cardinal.

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is the eleventh Archbishop of Westminster. He is assisted by three auxiliary bishops, The Right Reverend John Sherrington, The Right Reverend Nicholas Hudson and The Right Reverend Paul McAleenan.

Read short biographies of Cardinal Nichols, Bishop Sherrington, Bishop Hudson and Bishop McAleenan in our Diocesan Bishops section.

You can also find out more about the Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Visit the official website for the Diocese of Westminster.

Contact

Vaughan House
46 Francis Street
London
SW1P 1QN

0207 798 9009

Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ

The site of the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood, Westminster, was originally known as Bulinga Fen and formed part of the marsh around Westminster.