Shrewsbury ... shall be a name 'as stirring to the heart as the glories we have lost'

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Bishop

Letters and Homilies

Pastoral letter ‘On the Joy of our Youth’ – to be read in churches and chapels on 3rd September 2017, 22nd Sunday of the Year

    My dear brothers and sisters It has been a special joy to write to you several times this year with news of important developments in the mission of the Diocese. Today, I write to announce the launch of […]

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Homily at the Grotto of Lourdes, 31st July 2017

“The Almighty works marvels for me” (Lk. 1:49)  Saint Luke records the wonder Mary knew in recognising her calling. This same wonder has been shared by a countless number who have stood where you and I stand today, in the […]

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Homily for the Blessing of the New Shrine of Our Lady, St Mary of the Angels, Hooton, Ellesmere Port, 23rd May 2017

  This evening we dedicate a place of prayer, a place where peace is found. In the light of the hate-filled violence which last night erupted in the centre of Manchester finding such space for prayer becomes so necessary. We […]

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Homily for the Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, Shrewsbury Cathedral 20th May 2017

  On this day, we mark the the centenary of the Apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. The New Testament recounts how Mary went with urgency to the aid of her cousin Elizabeth (Lk. 1: 39); how she prayed continuously […]

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A Pastoral Letter to be read in all the churches and chapels of the Diocese on Sunday 21st May 2017

  On the Joy of the Priesthood  My dear brothers and sisters, This Sunday, I write from the Cathedral where we are celebrating the completion of works to help equip our Cathedral church for the mission of the century ahead. […]

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Blessing of the New Cathedral Entrance, 19th May 2017

  Our town and county are blessed with many churches ancient and new, so that whenever we look to the horizon we can recall those words of the Book of Revelation: “Now God’s home is with men! He will live […]

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