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.

Sunday of the Word of God

The Third Sunday of Ordinary Time is the 'Sunday of the Word of God' - a day, instituted by Pope Francis on the Feast of Saint Jerome in 2019, devoted to the celebration and study of Sacred Scripture.

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.

Vocations Sunday

The fourth Sunday of Easter is traditionally known as Vocations Sunday or Good Shepherd Sunday as, in today’s gospel reading, Jesus says, ‘I am the Good Shepherd: the good shepherd is the one who lays down his life for his sheep’.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee

The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is being celebrated in 2022 in the Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne on 6 February 1952.

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.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, in the northern hemisphere, is traditionally observed from the 18 - 25 January – the octave of St Peter and St Paul.

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.

Dies Domini - Keeping the Lord's Day Holy

To hold up the vital, indispensable and irreplaceable place of the Eucharist in our lives, we have produced a series of discussions for Advent called 'Dies Domini - Keeping the Lord's Day Holy'.

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

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