• 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 October 01, 2016

Sunday Mass readings of the week

Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Meditation of the week

Called to show mercy

What's Coming Up

Diocesan Mass in Celebration of Grandparents, St Joseph’s Church, Birkenhead, Saturday October 1st

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Latest News...

New Brighton shrine church awarded new Lottery grant to restore side chapels

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  Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church, New Brighton, has received support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a third project, this time to restore the two  marble side chapels. The allocation could total as much as £250,000 […]

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Statement by Archbishop Kevin McDonald on World Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi – 20th September 2016

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  This World Day of Prayer for Peace is taking place thirty years after the first World Day of Prayer for Peace convened by Pope Saint John Paul II on 27th of October 1986. Pope John Paul’s initiative in gathering […]

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‘Ban the box!’: Ex-offenders should not have to declare prison time when they first apply for a job, says Cardinal

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols told delegates at a conference on prison chaplaincy that employers should exclude the tick box on initial job application forms requiring a person who has completed a prison sentence to disclose their conviction. The Cardinal suggests that banning […]

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