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 at the Diocesan Primary Head Teachers’ Conference, 2nd March 2017

A week ago, I was driving westwards on the M56 in the face of Storm Doris. Rocked by sudden squalls and with visibility obscured, I had to trust the road I was following and the vehicle in which I was […]

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A Pastoral Letter to be read on 5th March, the First Sunday of Lent 2017 – On Our Daily Mission

My dear brothers and sisters, I write to you on this First Sunday of Lent, to speak of the mission that begins anew for us each day, and to remind you of a prayer we might be in danger of […]

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Homily at Diocesan Celebration of Marriage, Our Lady and the Apostles, Stockport, 11th February 2017

  Today we celebrate the promises on which your married lives were founded, for some of you 25 or even 70 years ago!  It was then you made those promises in words you will remember well: “For better or for […]

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A Pastoral Letter On our Social Mission – Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury, Sunday 5th February 2017

  My dear brothers and sisters, In our diocesan ‘Year for Mission’, we are setting out to renew our social mission with the launch this weekend of a new agency: Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury.  ‘Caritas’ means ‘charity’ which explains what […]

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Homily of the Rt Rev. Mark Davies, Bishop of Shrewsbury, at Midnight Mass in Shrewsbury Cathedral, Christmas 2016

  On Christmas morning, church bells will ring out across this land announcing anew the birth of a Child in Bethlehem: the Saviour who was born for us, Christ the Lord (Luke 2:11). This is news of great joy to […]

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Pastoral Letter for Advent 2016 – On the Renewal of our Mission

  Advent begins with the urgent Gospel call to “stay awake” and “stand ready” to meet Jesus Christ.  Shrewsbury Diocese has, from its beginnings, always lived, not only in the radiant light of Christ’s first coming, but in His coming […]

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