• 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 February 22, 2020

Sunday Mass readings of the week

Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Meditation of the week

A radical law of love

What's Coming Up

Four diocesan spring talks to mark the ‘Year of the Word’

  Fr Nick Kern: Dei Verbum/Word of God (Vatican II) Sun Feb 16 Sacred Heart and St Peter’s, Baguley 19:00-20:30 (Registration 18:30) Wed Feb 19 St Columba’s 19:00-20:30 (Registration 18:30) Sat Feb 22 Shrewsbury Cathedral 11:00-12:30 (Registration 10:30)   Fr […]

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Pope blesses icon of Our Lady of Walsingham ahead of rededication of England as ‘Mary’s Dowry’

  Pope Francis has blessed the “Dowry Painting” of Our Lady of Walsingham, the Catholic National Shrine dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, in Norfolk. Present at the blessing were Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, Monsignor John Armitage, […]

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‘Killing Christians’ is top objective for Islamist terror group in Nigeria, says bishop

  “Killing Christians” and “destroying Christianity” in northern Nigeria are top objectives for Islamist terror groups – according to one of the country’s most respected bishops – who says all the faithful are now at risk. Bishop Matthew Kukah of […]

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Flight from commitment a threat to marriage and priestly celibacy, says Bishop

A devaluing of lifelong commitment is undermining both marriage and priestly celibacy, the Bishop of Shrewsbury has said in a homily. Bishop Mark Davies warned Catholic couples that the institution of marriage, which, he said, was once taken for granted […]

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