• 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.

Monday March 02, 2015

Sunday Mass readings of the week

Second Sunday of Lent

Meditation of the week

Glimpsing Christ’s divinity

What's Coming Up

Nigel Baker, British Ambassador to the Holy See, to give the Bishop Dunn Memorial Lecture at Ushaw College on Wednesday March 4

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Latest News...

Christian woman beheaded by Islamic State terrorists after she defended village

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Islamic State terrorists have beheaded a Christian woman who fought them as they invaded her village. She is one of at least 15 Assyrian Christians killed in cold blood by jihadis who swept have through their villages in the north […]

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Bishop speaks of disappointment at legalisation of genetically-modified children

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  A bishop has spoken of his disappointment about Britain becoming the first country in the world to legalise the creation of genetically-modified babies. Auxiliary Bishop John Sherrington expressed grave concerns about the safety of tampering with the human germ […]

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Life and marriage priorities for Catholic voters in General Election of May 7: Download the bishops’ letter in full here

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General Election 2015: Cardinal Nichols’ Introduction from Catholic Church (England/Wales) on Vimeo.   Please click on this link to download the Bishops’ letter on the General Election of 2015

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