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

A Pastoral Letter On Celebrating the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress: Come, let us adore!

To be read in all churches and chapels of the Diocese on Sunday 2nd September 2018   My dear brothers and sisters, A great and historic event is about to take place in Liverpool.  It will involve several thousand Catholics […]

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A Pastoral Letter In Thanksgiving for ‘Our Mission Together’

A Pastoral Letter In Thanksgiving for the Diocesan-wide Initiative ‘Our Mission Together’ To be read at Mass in all Churches and Chapels of the Diocese on Sunday 24th June 2018  the Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist […]

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Homily at the Mass for 150 Years of the Mercy Convent, Shrewsbury, May 14

When Bishop James Brown established a foundation of the Sisters of Mercy in July 1868, I wonder what expectations filled the minds and hearts of those women who arrived in a new spring-time for the Catholic Church in England.  In […]

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Homily at the National Conference of the Catenian Association, Telford, 13th May 2018

Today, the Gospel allows us to hear the priestly prayer of Jesus as He institutes the Eucharist (cf. Jn. 17: 11-19). It is the moving dialogue by which Christ offers to his Father the sacrifice of his Passion and Death […]

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A pastoral letter on the National Eucharistic Congress to be read at all Masses on the Seventh Sunday of Easter, 13th May 2018

  My dear brothers and sisters, This Sunday I write to you concerning a great and historic event to take place in Liverpool in September: a National Eucharistic Congress which will bring Catholics together from across England and Wales. This […]

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Pastoral letter ‘On Holy Communion’ to be read in all churches and chapels on Divine Mercy Sunday, 8th April 2018

My dear brothers and sisters, On this Second Sunday of Easter, the Gospel tells of the encounter of the Apostle Thomas with the Risen Jesus which leads to his supreme profession of faith, “My Lord and my God!”   I want […]

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