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