Previous Events

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

Racial Justice Sunday 2020

On the weekend of 9 February 2020, the Catholic Church in England and Wales celebrates Racial Justice Sunday.

Human Trafficking Seminar

This seminar is aimed at creating an awareness to the increasing problem of human trafficking – a form of modern day slavery.

Peace Sunday 2020

The Second Sunday of Ordinary Time - 19 January 2020 - is the day set aside for Peace Sunday in England and Wales.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) is marked on 27 January each year and is a time to remember the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Sunday of the Word of God

On the Feast of St Jerome in 2019, Pope Francis issued a ‘Motu Proprio” instituting the Sunday of the Word of God.

National Youth Sunday 2019

National Youth Sunday is a unique opportunity to celebrate the role and significance of young people in the Catholic Church in England and Wales today.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18- 25 January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul. However, some areas observe it at Pentecost or some other time

Will faith(s) save the World?

Bishop Patrick McKinney is joined by people from different faiths to discuss how and why they feel called to make the world a better place.

Prisons Week

Prisons Week 2019, 13 - 19 October, a week of prayer which raises awareness of issues faced by those affected by the criminal justice system.

Extraordinary Month of Mission

Pope Francis has declared October 2019 to be an Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM).

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.

Home Mission Sunday

'Rejoice with me' this Home Mission Sunday as we hear the joy of people who found something that was once lost.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

The World Day of Migrants and Refugees will be celebrated on Sunday 29 September 2019. The theme of this 105th edition will be “It is not just about migrants”.