Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-evolving situation. The Bishops have now closed our churches to the public until further notice.

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Full Closure of Catholic Churches

Due to the need to stop the spread of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing, we have had to take the difficult decision to close Catholic churches to the public until further notice.

Rest assured we will continue to provide news, resources and information to help you keep Christ at the centre of your lives at home.


Many people are asking how we will observe Easter this year in these difficult times. Here’s some guidance from Rome in the form of a decree.

Holy Week with Pope Francis

We will embed live Catholic Masses and prayer on our home page but do check the Vatican News YouTube channel for the latest broadcast events.


Cardinal Vincent Nichols is encouraging Catholics to #PrayForPriests through Holy Week – particularly on Maundy Thursday when we recall the Last Supper and the institution of the Holy Eucharist.

“I ask you, please, this Holy Week – this Maundy Thursday – to pray for priests that they will be faithful and generous. And I know they are spending a lot of time in prayer for you.

Live Catholic Mass Online

Visit our dedicated page giving you links to churches broadcasting Mass.


The Liturgy Office of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has produced prayer materials that can be used during these uncertain times.

Government Advice

The UK Government has released its information for the public on the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it – Poster

You can download the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ information poster.

Catholic Churches Closed to the Public

In order to keep each other safe, save lives and support the NHS, at this time our Catholic churches are closed to the public.

Live Catholic Mass Online

Despite the fact that we can't gather for Mass in our churches, many priests and bishops are broadcasting their Masses live online.

Prayer and Worship at Home

Resources to encourage a deepening of prayer and worship of Our Lord as we face difficult times during the global outbreak of COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Mental health during COVID-19 isolation

Advice and suggestions for how Catholics can protect their mental health during the challenging time we face due to Coronavirus.

Catholic Charities: COVID-19 Appeals

The Bishops of England and Wales are urgently calling for Catholics to continue supporting our charities and the people they serve during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Catholic Charities and COVID-19

There is an urgent need to support our Catholic charities and the people they serve during the global spread of COVID-19.

How to wash your hands properly

One of our best weapons of protection to combat the spread of viruses and diseases is good hygiene. This starts with thorough hand-washing. This article offers NHS and World Health Organisation advice on how best to do so.

Resources: COVID-19

Here are some links to websites offering resources, advice and information on how to cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.