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

Blessed John Henry Newman, 1852


Letters and Homilies

A Pastoral Letter on Silence and Listening to God’s Word to be read on the First Sunday of Advent 2019

  My dear brothers and sisters, Advent begins amidst a General Election campaign which surely invites us to pray for those offering themselves for election and for the choice we must soon make as a nation. An election can be […]

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A Pastoral Letter following the death of Bishop Brian Noble, Sunday 27th October 2019

    My dear brothers and sisters, I write this family letter to you following the death of my predecessor, Bishop Brian Noble, Tenth Bishop of Shrewsbury. On Sunday last, Bishop Brian was found collapsed at his home on the […]

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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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