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

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852


Letters and Homilies

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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Homily preached by Rt. Rev. Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, at Shrewsbury Cathedral, Easter morning 2018

Easter has come early this year.  It is the greatest day in our calendar; the day of the Resurrection, the day which fills all times with the announcement: Christ is alive and risen!  It is truly the day which the […]

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Homily for the Mass of the Sacred Chrism, Shrewsbury Cathedral 28th March 2018

  It will soon be eight years since I was installed in this Cathedral as the eleventh diocesan bishop. I quickly noticed how the bishop’s chair is designed to be too big for the occupant reminding us how this office […]

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A Pastoral Letter on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass

  To be read at Mass in all churches and chapels of the Diocese on the First Sunday of Lent, 18th February 2018 My dear brothers and sisters, In this Eucharistic Year for the Diocese I am inviting us all […]

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Homily for Midnight Mass, Christmas 2017

In churches across this land, the Christmas celebration begins in the midst of the night. The Gospel records how Christ was born in the darkest hours coming as the dawning light Isaiah foresaw (cf. Is 9:1).  As the world slept […]

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The Eucharistic Heart of All Our Parishes: Pastoral Letter for the First Sunday of Advent 2017

  A few weeks ago, I walked in a seemingly endless line of pilgrims to venerate the place on earth where Christ was born. The hours spent in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem seemed like an anticipation of […]

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