• The Catholic Church across Cheshire and Shropshire and parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire.
  • The Catholic Church across Cheshire and Shropshire and parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire.
  • The Catholic Church across Cheshire and Shropshire and parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire.

Welcome to the Diocese of Shrewsbury which continues the mission of the Catholic Church across Cheshire and Shropshire and parts of Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Derbyshire.


More than a hundred parishes and schools together with more than thirty Religious communities and ecclesial movements continue this mission today.
I hope this developing website will reflect something of the life of the Diocese with its great diversity of towns, cities and rural communities sharing together the Catholic faith. We welcome you to join us here on the internet.

Saturday January 18, 2020

Sunday Mass readings of the week

Baptism of the Lord

Meditation of the week

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What's Coming Up

Annual Mass in Celebration of Marriage and Family Life, St Joseph’s Church, Birkenhead, Saturday February 8

The Annual Diocesan Mass to Celebrate Marriage will be celebrated by Bishop Mark Davies at 12 noon in St Joseph’s Church, North Road, Birkenhead, CH42 7JY on Saturday, 8th February, 2020.   All married couples and their families are welcome.  There […]

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Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Northampton

  Pope Francis has appointed Canon David James Oakley as the 13th Bishop of Northampton. Bishop-elect Oakley has served as Rector of St Mary’s College Oscott, a seminary in Birmingham for training priests for ministry in England and Wales, since […]

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Shrewsbury-born Mother Elizabeth Prout moves closer to sainthood

  A Shrewsbury-born nun is on course to become Britain’s first female non-martyr saint in 800 years after the Vatican ruled she lived a life of ‘heroic virtue’. Mother Elizabeth Prout laboured in the slums of Victorian Manchester and towns […]

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Former chaplain to the Queen received into the Catholic faith at Shrewsbury Cathedral

  An Anglican bishop and former chaplain to Queen Elizabeth II has been received into the Catholic Church in Shrewsbury Cathedral. The Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury, also confirmed Dr Gavin Ashenden during Mass on December 22, […]

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