The Year of Jubilee 2025 

The Holy Father has decided that 2025 will be a year of Jubilee, something which happens every 25 years. The theme is “Pilgrims of Hope”.

The Holy Father has decided that 2025 will be a year of Jubilee, something which happens every 25 years.

The theme is “Pilgrims of Hope”, and it will be a year of hope for a world suffering the impacts of war, the ongoing effects of COVID-19 pandemic, and a climate crisis.  

Preparations for the 2025 Year of Jubilee will begin in Advent 2023, which will mark the start of a year of prayer. The Bishops’ Conference will be producing resources for the preparatory year of prayer, focusing on the Our Father, as well as resources about Jubilee in the Catholic Church.

For use by parishes, priests, religious, laypeople, and more, these resources will help guide you as you ready yourself for this most vital year in the Church’s life.

What is a Jubilee?

“Jubilee” is the name given to a particular year. A time to re-establish a proper relationship with God, with one another, and with all of creation.

Letter from Pope Francis

Letter of the Holy Father Francis for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation for the Jubilee 2025.

Unpacking the Jubilee
The Year of Prayer

The Holy Father has asked that 2024 be a 'Year of Prayer' to prepare for the Jubilee. This section offers resources, including the Our Father in different languages.

Constitutions of Vatican II

Here we will explore four Constitutions of Vatican II: Sacrosanctum Concilium - the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Lumen Gentium - Light of the Nations, Dei Verbum - Word of God, Gaudium et spes - the Church in the Modern World.

Reflection and Social Action Guide

There are six issues challenging us to live the Jubilee in our churches and communities today, this section offers resources on these issues.

Hymn for the 2025 Jubilee

The Jubilee, which in itself is expressed as an event of people on pilgrimage to the Holy Door, also uses song as one of the ways of expressing its motto, “Pilgrims of Hope”.

Jubilee 2025 Coordinators

Contact details for the Jubilee Coordinators from all the Dioceses of England and Wales.