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

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852


Letters and Homilies

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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Homily for Easter Morning at Shrewsbury Cathedral 2017

“Now we are those witnesses …” These words of the Apostle Peter echo for us on Easter morning. We are now the witnesses to Christ’s Resurrection because we have come to know Him. We can as truly say as Simon […]

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Homily for the Mass of the Sacred Chrism 2017

  In this Holy Week of 2017, we are conscious of many uncertainties in the world around us and in the many challenges of contemporary society. Like all generations before us, we cannot foresee what is over the horizon and […]

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