Previous Events

Past events, projects and initiatives supported by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

Adoremus 2018

Adoremus - the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress - was held in Liverpool from 7-9 September 2018 to celebrate the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Church.

Week of Prayer for China

Cardinal Charles Bo, President of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences, has called on the faithful to engage in a Week of Prayer for the Church and people of China from Sunday, 23 May – Sunday, 30 May 2021.

World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly 2021

The inaugural World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly falls on Sunday 25 July 2021. Pope Francis has given it the theme “I am with you always” from the Gospel of Matthew (Mt 28: 30).

Education Sunday 2021

Education Sunday is marked this year on 12 September - just after the new academic year starts. The theme for 2021 is ‘A word in season’, taken from Isaiah 50:4.

World Communications Day 2021

The theme for the 2021 World Day of Social Communications, chosen by Pope Francis, echoes the words of the Apostle Philip, recognising that authentic communication leads to “encountering people as and where they are”.

Newman Canonisation

Cardinal John Henry Newman will become England's first Saint who lived in the past three hundred years when he is canonised by Pope Francis in Rome on Sunday 13 October 2019.

Re-dedication of England to Mary

Behold 2020 is the event that celebrated the Re-dedication of England as "The Dowry of Mary". We made a personal promise and a communal entrustment.

World Mission Sunday 2021

World Mission Sunday – the one day in the year when the entire global Church comes together in support of mission – will happen on 24 October 2021.

Mass in celebration of the 125th Founding Anniversary of the St Francis Leprosy Guild

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.” St Francis of Assisi

Seasons

Content relating to the major seasons of the Church such as Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Days and Weeks of Prayer

Throughout the year, the Catholic Church celebrates many days of prayer - some are international days founded by the Vatican, others are national days of prayer for England and Wales.

Pathways to Christ's Passion

Explore the hidden depths of the Passion narratives with renowned biblical scholar Father Henry Wansbrough