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

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852

Bishop

Letters and Homilies

A pastoral letter on the Canonisation of Saint John Henry Newman, yo be read at all Masses on Sunday 13th October 2019

My dear brothers and sisters, Today, the Church rejoices as John Henry Newman is declared a Saint. We could say that England’s newest Saint only lived down the M6 Motorway from us! He saw the beginnings of our Shrewsbury Diocese, […]

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Homily at the New Dawn Conference, Walsingham, 9th August 2019

A new dawn broke upon this world with the advent of Jesus Christ (Cf. Lk. 1:78). In the light of that dawn we see how every chapter of human history, every successive challenge to Christ and His Church are merely […]

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Homily Preached to English and Welsh Pilgrims at the Grotto of Lourdes, Monday 29th July 2019

We have arrived at the goal of our pilgrimage which has brought us together in our thousands from across Wales and England. We have come to a place in the foothills of the Pyrenees that has been a place of […]

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Letter from Bishop Mark Davies on Relationship and Sex Education

  Feast of Saint John Fisher and Saint Thomas More, 2019 Dear Headteachers and Governors, It has been a great joy as your Bishop to see the mission of our schools across the Diocese. It is always impressive to witness […]

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Homily at Shrewsbury Cathedral Easter Morning 2019

“This is the day made by the Lord in which we rejoice”.[1] All of our Christian faith and the whole of Christian civilisation depends on this Day.  Everything rests on the witness given by those who, on that first Easter […]

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Homily at Mass of the Sacred Chrism for the Diocese of Shrewsbury17th April 2019

 This gathering of the Diocese, amid the shadows and sorrows of Holy Week always seems to anticipate the joy of Easter. For, in the words of the Psalm we “Sing forever of your love, O Lord.”  This is the joy […]

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