Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter Sunday 26-27 December link
Message to Clergy and Parishioners from Archbishop Bernard Longley 5th December 2020 link
- Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of Dominic Kerr, Dirk Hermans & John Garvey. St Chad’s, Sunday 1st November 2020. Photos link.
- Two New Auxiliary Bishops for the Diocese. The Episcopal Ordination Mass for Bishops David Evans and Stephen Wright took place on Friday 8th October at noon in St Chad’s Cathedral, on the Feast of St John Henry Newman. This may well be the first time that two bishops have been ordained together in St Chad’s Cathedral. Full story at link. Photos link.
- Deacons Sean Gough and Benedict Skipper were ordained priests in the cathedral on Sunday 20th September at 3.00pm. Photos link.
- Deacons Clive Dytor and Alex Taylor were ordained priests on Saturday 12th September in St Chad’s Cathedral. Photographs can be found at Photis link.
The God Who Speaks Weekly Meditations by Fr Dries Van den Akker S.J on the Paintings of St Matthews Gospel by Peter Clare. link
Marriage Care Online Relationship Support Services Marriage Cares relationship counselling and marriage preparation services are now operating online. If you are engaged or planning to be married, or if you are experiencing relationship problems we can support you at this time. Our online services are easy to access, marriage preparation is provided at an affordable cost and our counselling service is run on a donation-only basis. For enquires and to book an appointment please phone 0800 389 3801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . More information about Marriage Care and our services can be found at our website – www.marriagecare.org.uk
An open letter to our key workers . link St Thomas More Catholic Academy wishes to thank all NHS and Key workers during this difficult time. Thank you for all you do….Video made by staff, students and other members of our wonderful Catholic school community. The Holy Spirit Catholic Multi Academy 22nd April 2020.
25th April 2020 – Letter of his holiness Pope Francis to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020 link
2nd May 2020 – A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales A People who Hope in Christ
3rd May 2020 -Pastoral Letter of the Most Reverend Bernard Longley Archbishop of Birmingham for the Fourth Sunday of Easter-I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full
Liturgical Celebrations this Year:
Palm Sunday: 5 April
Easter Day: 12 April
Ascension Day: Thursday 21 May
Pentecost: 31 May
Corpus Christi: 14 June
Coventry Marriage Care – Volunteers needed: Could it be you?
Marriage Care is a Catholic organisation providing marriage preparation and relationship counselling services through 50 centres across England and Wales. The Coventry Centre is seeking Marriage Preparation Course Facilitators to present and facilitate marriage preparation courses to small groups of engaged couples. The centre is also looking for Qualified Counsellors. Additionally we need Receptionists for counselling, and a Head of Centre to lead and support our team of facilitators, counsellors and receptionist. Marriage Care will provide all the training needed for the role, and you’ll be volunteering with like-minded people. For more information please visit: http://www.marriagecare.org.uk or email email@example.com.
Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Octave of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on January 18th and concludes on January 25th the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.
2019 General Election Statement and Bishops’ Plenary The Catholic Bishops’ of England and Wales have issued a statement on the forthcoming General Election having returned from their November 2019 Plenary meeting in Leeds. Friday 29th November. link
A Year for Priests 2018-2019. On the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart 2018, there began a year of thanksgiving, prayer and celebration for the priests of the Archdiocese of Birmingham. A Priests Prayer link
Rugby Deanery Visitation Report – October 2018 link
Sunday 1 September 2019. Annual Harvington Pilgrimage. Principal Celebrant: Rt Rev David McGough LSS STL Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham. Mass at 3.00 pm. Confessions from 1.45 pm – 2.30 pm. Free timed tours of Harvington Hall are available and may be booked on the day at the table in the courtyard. Free Parking, Teas, Picnic Area. Poster link
Mgr Louis McRaye RIP. Aged 104 . Former Warwick University Chaplain:link
Dowry Pilgrimage of the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham 20 June: link
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published its report on the Archdiocese of Birmingham, as a case study of the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday 20th June. link
Diocesan Pilgrimage to Walsingham 11 May link
FRIENDS OF THE HOLY LAND – National Gathering on Saturday 22nd September 1030am – 4.00pm at the Parish Centre, St Francis of Assisi, Kenilworth, CV8 1HL. Join a day of solidarity…standing shoulder to shoulder with the beleaguered Christians of the Holy Land. Hear the testimony of Sami El Yousef, CEO of the Latin Patriarchate and native of Old Jerusalem. Attendance is free and lunch is provided. To reserve a place contact FHL office on 01926 512980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coventry Cathedral Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in an ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Our guest speakers will be Bishop William Kenney and Senior Pastor Albrecht Köstlin-Büürma. Music will be led and performed by the Choir of Beverley Minster.