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 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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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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