World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

Pope Francis has called for the universal church to celebrate the first World Day for Grandparents and Elderly on Sunday July 25th 2021.

Click here to view Pope Francis’s message

Click here to view the many resources provided to support this day

Archbishop Bernard Longley: Pastoral letter, 11th Sunday of ordinary time, 12/13 June 2021

Archbishop Bernard Longley video link: The Archbishop reads his pastoral letter of 12/13 June 2021

News from Father Hudson’s Care May 2021: Some of the exciting new materials and events that may be of interest to you

The River Does Not Divide Us: Pentecost Novena on the Care of Creation


Urbi et Orbi: The Easter message 2021 of Pope Francis

Press Release: From the newly formed Multi Academy Company of Our Lady and All Saints

I am an instrument of God’s love: A mini retreat for Caregivers in a Covid World

Integrating Spirit, Mind and Body: Two webinars for mental health professionals seeking to unite their Christian faith and practice

National Lockdown Guidance 2021: Public Mass will continue to be celebrated at the same times: Wednesday 11.30am, Saturday 10.00am and Sunday 9.00am and 11.30am

Guidance for the Celebration of Public Mass remains the same in 2021:  Issued by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

A letter from Archbishop Bernard: 2nd February 2021, to clergy and parishioners

Diocesan Guidance: For Reports to Parishes of COVID Diagnosis or Symptoms

Guidance for Acts of Worship: Pastoral Care of the Sick

From the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England: Resumption of the celebration of Mass

A People who Hope in Christ: A Message from the Cardinal and Archbishop 2.5.2020

Urbi et Orbi: The Easter message 2020 of Pope Francis


At 12 noon, Sunday 29 March, England was rededicated to the Dowry of Mary.

Archbishop Bernard Longley celebrated the Mass at St Chad's Cathedral

Watch a recording of the event

More information about the rededication


Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi: on Friday 27th March, 2020 for the victims of the coronavirus and for all who are working so hard to care for the sick, the dying and the bereaved:
The gospel chosen by Pope Francis.

Pope Francis’ message
Watch a recording of the event

St Chad's Cathedral: St Chad's Cathedral Live StreamMore information about live streaming from the Cathedral

Churches of the diocese with live streaming:

The Saltmine Passion Play Audio Drama: Three 15-minute episodes: Jesus’ triumphant procession, the crucifixion and resurrection

From Isolation to Evangelisation...: A message from Evangelisation Fieldworker, Maryvale Institute

Faith at home: Childrens liturgy and stations of the cross

Prayers during this time of illnes:

Wednesday Word: “Wednesday Word “ is written by Father Henry Wansborough O.S.B. and contains his reflections on the Sunday Readings.  See

Catholic newspapers now online: Due to the Coronavirus, UK Catholic Diocesan newspapers have been posted online at