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  • A Pastoral Letter on Public Worship and Public Responsibility

    A Pastoral Letter on Public Worship and Public Responsibility

    My dear brothers and sisters, As I write, a third National Lockdown has begun with many restrictions reducing our daily lives to “essentials.” The Government now recognises public worship as one of those essentials. Not a few may ask why churches remain open when other activities are prohibited; and some will question why …
  • Christmas can never be cancelled even in the most unfavourable of conditions: Bishop Davies

    Christmas can never be cancelled even in the most unfavourable of conditions: Bishop Davies

    Christmas can never be cancelled even in the most unfavourable of conditions, the Bishop of Shrewsbury said in his Christmas homily. During midnight Mass at Shrewsbury Cathedral, the Rt Rev. Mark Davies acknowledged that it is “easy to focus on the dark shadows” of 2020. But he reminded the congregation that Christmas leads …
  • A message from Father Edmund and Canon Wiener

    A message from Father Edmund and Canon Wiener

    Since 2018 the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest had been invited by His Lordship, Bishop Davies, to participate in the ministry at the Cathedral of Shrewsbury. In autumn of this year 2020, the Institute has been welcomed to celebrate Holy Mass at the Cathedral also on Sundays at 9:30 am, in …
  • Advent Pastoral Message of the Rt. Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury

    Advent Pastoral Message of the Rt. Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury

    His Lordship, the Bishop of Shrewsbury released a pastoral letter in video format to coincide with Gaudéte Sunday, 13th December 2020.
  • Christmas Masses

    Christmas Masses

    There will be two Christmas Masses celebrated by the Shrewsbury Apostolate. Sung Midnight Mass at St Winefride’s, Crowmere Road. Monkmoor. Shrewsbury. SY2 5RA at Midnight Sung Mass of the Day at Shrewsbury Cathedral, Belmont, Shrewsbury SY1 1TE at 9.30am In order to meet the requirements around social distancing but at the same time …
  • Second lockdown: A statement from the Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury

    Second lockdown: A statement from the Rt Rev. Mark Davies, the Bishop of Shrewsbury

    “We appreciate the difficult choices faced at this time by government and parliament in responding to the public health crisis conscious of the hardships which even necessary measures bring for society and especially the most vulnerable. “The Prime Minister mentioned in his statement that he judged it necessary to close much that is …

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