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

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Catholic Associations

Pontifical Work of Vocations

In 1960, the Bishop affiliated our work for the vocations in the Diocese to the Pontifical Society for Priestly Vocations.

This is the central society for preserving, encouraging and fomenting vocations in the Priesthood. It was established by Pope Pius XII in 1941.

It aims at spreading an accurate and clear idea of what the priesthood is. It encourages the offering of Masses, Holy Communions, prayers, works of penance and charity so that God may grant many excellent vocations to the priesthood.

Diocesan Director: Rev Jonathan Brandon, Holy Angels, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Altrincham WA15 0HF

Tel: 0161 980 4784


Vocations Promoter: Rev Edmund Montgomery, Cathedral House, 11 Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 4JY

Tel: 01743 362366