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Diocesan News

posted on 05 October 2012

A Pastoral Letter for the Year of Faith from Archbishop Vincent Nichols will be read out during Masses at the 214 Catholic churches in the Diocese of Westminster over 6/7 October 2012, the last weekend before the start of the Year of Faith.

 


posted on 19 September 2012

11 men have begun training as priests for the Diocese of Westminster. Four are  training at Allen Hall Seminary where the new academic term started on 11 September 2012. The men, who come from backgrounds as diverse as A&E nursing, social work, IT consultancy and stockbroking are to embark on a new journey, led by their faith in Christ. In total there are now 56 men training at Allen Hall.


posted on 08 August 2012

Designed for vistors to London, our Central London Guide to Catholic Churches”includes details of directions and Mass Times for 12 churches in the West End, Victoria and Kensington areas.


posted on 03 August 2012

The Archbishops of Westminster, the Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, and Birmingham, the Most Reverend Bernard Longley, have given their stamp of approval to the special Olympic and Paralympic definitive postage stamps issued by Royal Mail to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.


posted on 30 July 2012

Worshippers from around the world came together to give thanks for the Olympic Games at a Mass held in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 28 July 2012.


posted on 25 July 2012

As part of the Catholic Church's engagement alongside the 2012 Games, there will be two special Masses to celebrate the beginning of the London Olympics. 


posted on 24 July 2012

On Saturday 21 July Archbishop Vincent Nichols ordained three new permanent deacons for the Diocese of Westminster, Anthony Curran, Nick Agule and Brian McMahon.


posted on 10 July 2012

Archbishop Vincent Nichols enjoyed a wonderful play about the history of St Thomas More School, Wood Green, and celebrated Mass for pupils, governors and staff, past and present, on their annual St Thomas More Day.


posted on 10 July 2012

Three men from Allen Hall Seminary in the Diocese of Westminster were ordained to priesthood on Saturday 7 July 2012.


posted on 06 July 2012

The life of Phyllis Bowman, the Catholic pro–life campaigner who died in May, was remembered during a Mass at Westminster Cathedral on 3 July 2012.


posted on 28 June 2012

On 27 June 2012, Fr Paolo Baggini gave a homily on St John Southworth, a saint of who ministered to the poor of the diocese before being martyred for his faith.


posted on 27 June 2012

Five Westminster diocesan seminarians have been ordained Deacons, the penultimate stage in their journey to priesthood. Fortunato Pantisano, Martin Plunkett, Mark Walker, Oscar Ardila, and Jeffrey Downie were all ordained Deacons by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral on 23 June 2012.

 


posted on 14 June 2012

Bishop John Sherrington, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, celebrated his Silver Jubilee on Wednesday 13 June 2012. Bishop Sherrington gave the following interview in which he provided advice for anyone considering a religious vocation, and to fellow priests.


posted on 31 May 2012

A Mass was celebrated on Wednesday 30 May for the sick and retired priests of our diocese, by Archbishop Vincent Nichols in Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 28 May 2012

530 married couples, with a combined total of 31850 years of marriage attended a Mass in Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Marriage in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 26 May.


posted on 25 May 2012

A new Catholic Primary and Secondary School will be developed for residents of the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames following approval by Richmond Council at a Cabinet meeting on Thursdsay 24 May 2012.


posted on 24 May 2012

You can find out about how the Diocese cares for sick and retired priests in a video that reflects on the day to day work of Sr Clement, The Healthcare Co-ordinator for the Diocese.


posted on 24 May 2012

You can find out about how the Diocese cares for sick and retired priests in a video that reflects on the day to day work of Sr Clement, The Healthcare Co-ordinator for the Diocese.


posted on 22 May 2012

Pupils from 60 schools throughout the diocese have attended a Good Shepherd Mass, marking the culmination of the Catholic Children Society (Westminster's) Lenten campaign.


posted on 15 May 2012

Twelve Westminster priests are celebrating their Golden or Silver anniversaries of ordination to the priesthood this year. 


posted on 07 May 2012

In his homily at the Mass for Migrants, Bishop Pat Lynch SS CC has praised the contribution of migrants to British society


posted on 04 May 2012

Caritas Westminster has been established to enable the Catholic community in the diocese to respond in charity to all forms of poverty and social exclusion.


posted on 02 May 2012

'An outstanding witness and authentic teacher' Fr David Reilly paid tribute to the pontificate of Pope John Paul II in a special Mass celebrating the first anniversary of his beatification.


posted on 30 April 2012

'Crossing the Threshold', a resource days to help parishioners reach out to non-church going Catholics, took place in Pimlico parish hall on Saturday 28 April.


posted on 27 April 2012

The National Vocations Framework, which will help support young people in discerning God's will, is going to be launched as part of a three year strategy to deepen the culture of vocation in the Catholic Church.


posted on 26 April 2012

The May 2012 issue of the Westminster Record, the monthly newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster, is now on sale. 


posted on 24 April 2012

Westiminster Cathedral has opened a street level toilet block with disabled access and baby change facility.


posted on 23 April 2012

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posted on 19 April 2012

Bishop John Arnold visited St Dominic's Sixth Form College, in Harrow, to talk about 'Faith, the Gospel and Action'.


posted on 03 April 2012

Colours and geometrical patterns of Westminster Cathedral are key features of the new vestments.


posted on 30 March 2012

Bishop Alan Hopes, who attended th vigil said: 'The unborn child has the inviolable human right to life'


posted on 28 March 2012

The Triduum (Three Days) begins with the evening Mass on Maundy Thursday, continues through Good Friday and comes to its glorious climax with Easter Day.


posted on 26 March 2012

Bishop John Sherrington thanked volunteers at St Joseph's Pastoral Centre for living life to the full and enabling others to do so, at a volunteers day on Saturday 24 March.


posted on 26 March 2012

Bishop John Sherrington thanked the volunteers at St Joseph's Pastoral Centre for living life to the full and enabling others to do so, at a volunteers day on Saturday 24 March.


posted on 23 March 2012

The April 2012 issue of the Westminster Record, the monthly newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster, is now on sale.


posted on 22 March 2012

SPEC, the diocese of Westminster's youth retreat centre, will be staying at All Saints Pastoral Centre until the end of the 2012-13 academic year.


posted on 21 March 2012

A special training day to help  parishes plan for the Torch Relay and the Olympic Games takes place on 31 March 2012.


posted on 16 March 2012

Challenges to proclaiming the gospel in today’s multi-faith society are examined in the third Lent 2012 Faith Matters lecture on Tuesday 27 March.


posted on 13 March 2012

Listen to Bishop John Sherrington, explaining and defending the Catholic stance on marriage, on BBC 3 Counties.


posted on 06 March 2012

The Sistine Chapel Choir, the Cappella Musicale Pontificia ‘Sistina’ is to perform its first ever concert in Britain at Westminster Cathedral on Sunday, May 6, 2012.


posted on 28 February 2012

The Archbishop of Westminster has reaffirmed the intention and purpose of the pastoral provision for Catholics of a same-sex orientation at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption


posted on 24 February 2012

Parishes are being asked to support the Real Easter Egg 2012 campaign after supermarkets failed to order sufficient quantities of the UK’s only faith Easter egg last year, despite overwhelming demand from their Christian customers.


posted on 15 February 2012

The Holy See and UK government have released a joint communique following a series of meetings that took place in an historic trip to the Vatican.


posted on 11 February 2012

Focusing on enhancing parish life, supporting the ministry of priests, and serving the neediest in our society.


posted on 11 February 2012

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has celebrated  Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes at Westminster Cathedral, on the 20th annual World Day for the Sick.


posted on 02 February 2012

A Solemn Mass for the Religious of the Diocese of Westminster was held at Westminster Cathedral on Thursday 2 February, the feast of The Presentation of the Lord. 


posted on 02 February 2012

The Chairman of the Cardinal Hume Centre’s Board of Trustees is coming to the end of his term of office, could you be the one to take his place?


posted on 02 February 2012

As part of the Catholic Parliamentary Internship scheme, run by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, the Diocese of Westminster is seeking a Communications Intern.


posted on 25 January 2012

The death of Fr Stephen Bartlett has been announced.


posted on 23 January 2012

The death of Fr Robin Christopher Whitney has been announced.


posted on 23 January 2012

The death of Mgr Agostino Gonella has been announced. 


posted on 23 December 2011

The Diocese of Westminster has received a satisfactory offer for the sale of All Saints Pastoral Centre in London Colney, Hertfordshire.


posted on 16 December 2011

If you are visiting, or have visitors coming to London this Christmas why not discover one of the Diocese of Westminster’s central London churches?


posted on 12 December 2011

The issue includes a Christmas message from Archbishop Vincent Nichols, a profile of St John Vianney parish in West Green and 'Your Catholic Questions' answered.


posted on 08 December 2011

The St Vincent de Paul Society has put together ‘Vinnie Packs’ which  include a hat, gloves, sock and a thermal blanket to give to homeless people.


posted on 05 December 2011

A new DVD has been released which tells the story of St John Southworth, a Saint of the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 24 November 2011

The Watford Inter-Faith Association celebrate success of third annual pilgrimage to mark Inter-Faith Week, as 250 people visit five different places of worship in Watford .


posted on 24 November 2011

The Watford Inter-Faith Association pilgrimage saw nine different faith groups visit five places of worship around the town.


posted on 24 November 2011

From the First Sunday of Advent, 27 November 2011, all prayers at Mass will be from the new translation of the Missal.


posted on 23 November 2011

The annual Festival of St Cecilia has been celebrated on 23 November at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 15 November 2011

Wondering what to cook on meat-free Fridays? Parishioners at Our Lady Help of Christians in Kentish Town have come up with dozens of delicious ideas.


posted on 01 November 2011

The pilgrimage takes place from 3 - 11 November 2011 and will include Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.


posted on 01 November 2011

The Catholic Church in this country is committed to the work of safeguarding


posted on 31 October 2011

The Diocese of Westminster has launched a digital edition of Westminster Record, its monthly newspaper for parishes.


posted on 27 October 2011

The new Foundation is designed to promote sport to people of all ages and abilities as well as the attainment of ‘Peace through Sport


posted on 25 October 2011

Statement about an Apostolic Visitation to the Benedictine Community at Ealing Abbey


posted on 24 October 2011

Roman Catholic chaplain to the RAF, Rev (Wing Commander) Paul A Owens, to give homily at Remembrance Sunday Mass.


posted on 07 October 2011

Archbishop of Westminster asks Catholic schools to plan for 100 Days of Peace during the London Olympics


posted on 03 October 2011

In his Homily, Archbishop Nichols said that legal judgment must be grounded in love for the truth, and not be simply an exercise of power or retribution.  


posted on 29 September 2011

12 parishes have won awards in categories for best parish website, best parish magazine and best parish newsletter


posted on 21 September 2011

The Annual Report shows how through the work of  parishes, schools, agencies and departments, the Diocese of Westminster helps to promote the common good..


posted on 20 September 2011

The duties of  Auxiliary Bishops cover their pastoral oversight of the Area allocated to them and Central Services responsibilities


posted on 18 September 2011

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have set out a vision for the renewal of Church and society through the mission, teaching and witness of all the Christian faithful.


posted on 18 September 2011

On the 1st anniversary of the Papal Visit, the Prime Minister has spoken of  the importance of  compassion, tolerance and justice


posted on 16 September 2011

Friday 16 September 2011 marks the re-establishment of Friday penance for Catholics in England and Wales


posted on 15 September 2011

A Mass of Thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral is one of the ways that Catholics are celebrating the first anniversary of the Papal visit.


posted on 14 September 2011

Bishop John Sherrington will have responsibility for the pastoral care of Hertfordshire and will  be Chairman of the Diocese of Westminster’s Education Commission.


posted on 12 September 2011

The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Fr Sherrington will take place on Wednesday 14 September at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 08 August 2011

posted on 08 August 2011

121 young pilgrims from the Diocese of Westminster are heading to Madrid, Spain to take part in the largest youth event in the world - World Youth Day.


posted on 04 August 2011

The exhbition which showcases precious religious artefacts is open throughout the summer and throughout August there is a reduced entry fee.


posted on 01 August 2011

You can help those affected by the worst droughts for 60 years which are ravaging East Africa by making a donation to CAFOD


posted on 29 July 2011

Speaking at a press conference the Director of the National Catholic Safeguarding Commission (NCSC) for England and Wales, said victims of child abuse felt “confident in coming forward” due to the Papal Visit.


posted on 22 July 2011

Over 700 pilgrims took part in the 22nd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.


posted on 19 July 2011

The Diocese of Westminster's twelve Permanent Deacons renewed their ordination promises at a special Mass celebrated by the Most Rev Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster. 


posted on 18 July 2011

The Diocese of Westminster backs  Richmond Council proposal to purchase a Twickenham site which could be used for a new Catholic secondary school


posted on 14 July 2011

170 children from five London primary schools have sung a Service of Vespers and Benediction at Westminster Cathedral


posted on 13 July 2011

The ordination of Rev Hopkins took place at his home parish of Potters Bar, Hertfordshire on Sunday 10 July 2011.


posted on 28 June 2011

The Vatican will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s ordination to the priesthood on 29 June 2011.


posted on 24 June 2011

The Feast Day of St John Southworth is being celebrated at Westminster Cathedral on Monday 27 June, 2011


posted on 22 June 2011

'I and all my brethren are deeply shocked at what has happened and acknowledge our inadequate response.'


posted on 20 June 2011

Read our special interview with Archbishop George Stack


posted on 14 June 2011

The 26th Annual Multi-Faith Pilgrimage for Peace has taken place in Southall, west London  sponsored by Westminster Interfaith, an agency of the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 10 June 2011

Archbishop Vincent Nichols: 'This gift of unity, going beyond our past and present experiences, gives us hope and confidence'


posted on 09 June 2011

Over 600 couples celebrating significant wedding anniversaries have  renewed their vows  at a Mass at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 01 June 2011

The long awaited reopening of St Patrick’s, Soho Square will be marked this week with a series of special celebration Masses.


posted on 27 May 2011

A chance to seek answers to the questions and challenges to the Catholic faith at a weekend theology course in central London from 24-27 June.


posted on 18 May 2011

The first of the 7 open meetings around the diocese began at Ealing Abbey parish on 17 May.


posted on 18 May 2011

Ten men have been selected to begin formation for the Catholic priesthood in September 2011 in the Diocese of Westminster


posted on 13 May 2011

'Blessed John Paul II helps us to cross the threshold of hope no matter our struggle and sense of inadequacy, to desire more than anything else the happiness of the Kingdom of heaven'


posted on 10 May 2011

Shell Roca reports on Catholic Deaf Awareness Week, which is 15 - 21 May 2011.


posted on 05 May 2011

Archbishop Vincent Nichols have invited all diocesan priests to attend the Diocesan Celebration of Piresthood on 7 June 2011.


posted on 28 April 2011

Canon Reggie Fuller, the oldest priest of the Diocese of Westminster, died on Maundy Thursday, 21 April 2011 - he was 102 years old


posted on 26 April 2011

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has issued a prayer asking for God's blessing on Prince William and Kate Middleton as they prepare for their wedding.


posted on 26 April 2011

The event will begin at Westminster Cathedral at 2pm  and will include the special screening of a film charting the path to Beatification of John Paul II.


posted on 19 April 2011

The Right Reverend George Stack will succeed Archbishop Peter Smith, who was installed as Archbishop of Southwark last year.


posted on 19 April 2011

Churches in North London joined together with Patrick the donkey for a Palm Sunday Ecumenical service.


posted on 11 April 2011

People and parishes in the diocese are invited to take part in a consultation on how best to serve the poor and needy in today's society 


posted on 07 April 2011

Owners of Victoria's The Cardinal pub are proposing to change its name to The Windsor Castle.


posted on 04 April 2011

'Lourdes - a Place of Pilgrimage'  film focuses on work of young pilgrims caring for the sick and elderly


posted on 31 March 2011

Mission's key themes are celebrating the God-given gifts of the parish and discovering new people and new gifts in the wider community 


posted on 29 March 2011

Ways to deepen your faith this Lent include taking part in Lenten prayer and reflection in our 214 parishes


posted on 28 March 2011

The Archbishop of Westminster has presided at a Solemn Mass at  Westminster Cathedral to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Shrine.


posted on 23 March 2011

'The environment must be seen as God’s gift to all people, and the use we make of it entails a shared responsibility for all humanity, especially the poor and future generations'


posted on 22 March 2011

An Open Evening is being held by Heythrop College, University of London, for their Foundation Degree in Pastoral Mission, on Tuesday 29 March 2011.


posted on 15 March 2011

A Mass to welcome the new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain was celebrated in Westminster Cathedral on 14 March 2011.


posted on 14 March 2011

Included were 62 adults who will become Catholics at Easter as part of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham


posted on 09 March 2011

In the first Faith Matters' lecture for Lent 2011 General Lord Guthrie spoke about 'Just War; the moral and ethical questions to consider'.


posted on 02 March 2011

His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini is the new Apostolic Nuncio to the United Kingdom


posted on 25 February 2011

The March 2011 issue of Westminster Record, the monthly newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster, is out now.


posted on 07 February 2011

Medal is awarded to “those who serve the sick and suffering in an exceptional way”


posted on 03 February 2011

Bishop Alan Hopes answered students' questions when he visited the London Catholic Chaplaincy, Newman House.


posted on 31 January 2011

A new initiative to receive and use fruitfully the new edition of the Roman Missal and its new English translation


posted on 27 January 2011

Archbishop Vincent hosted a reception to say thank you and farewell to Monsignor Martin Hayes, who is to become parish priest of St Anthony of Padua, Edgware.


posted on 27 January 2011

Friends of Canon Pat Davies are invited to attend a Mass marking the first anniversary of his death on Wednesday 16 February 2011.


posted on 27 January 2011

The Annual Mass in honour of Our Lady of Lourdes will take place on 19 February, as part of the celebrations for World Day of Prayer for the Sick.


posted on 27 January 2011

The Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Internship scheme is accepting applications for entry in September 2011.


posted on 27 January 2011

The February 2011 issue of Westminster Record, the monthly newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster, is out now.


posted on 26 January 2011

The Diocese of Westminster has announced that it is to close All Saints Pastoral Centre -  consultation with staff will begin immediately 


posted on 24 January 2011

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has initiated an annual diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land.


posted on 18 January 2011

From September 2011 the Order of Mass in the new translation will be used in parishes in England and Wales.

 


posted on 15 January 2011

John Broadhurst, Andrew Burnham and Keith Newton have been ordained as Catholic priests.


posted on 15 January 2011

Fr John O’Leary has been appointed as Private Secretary and will succeed Mgr Martin Hayes on 1 February 2011. 


posted on 11 January 2011

Information about the ‘the Ordinariate’ for groups of Anglican faithful and their clergy who wish to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.


posted on 22 December 2010

Pope Benedict XVI will deliver the Thought For The Day on BBC Radio 4 on Christmas Eve morning.


posted on 21 December 2010

A chance to find out whether your son could become a choristerer at Westminster Cathedral Choir School on Saturday 6 February 2011


posted on 20 December 2010

Westminster Cathedral Choir will perform A Christmas Celebration at Westminster Cathedral, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 December 2010.


posted on 20 December 2010

Archbishop Antonio Mennini has been appointed as the new Apostolic Nuncio.


posted on 15 December 2010

Fr Kit Cunningham, former Rector of St Etheldreda's in Ely Place, London and the founding editor of the Westminster Record, died on 12 December 2010.


posted on 09 December 2010

The special Christmas issue of the Westminster Record is out now and includes Archbishop Vincent Nichols' Advent message,


posted on 06 December 2010

Vespers sung by Westminster Cathedral Choir will be broadcast live by BBC Radio 3.


posted on 02 December 2010

Catholic primary schools took part in the service at Westminster Cathedral on 2 December 2010.


posted on 02 December 2010

A Mass of Thanksgiving for Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz has been celebrated at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 30 November 2010

Fr Galvin was eighty years of age and had been a priest for fifty-six years, he died on Thursday, 25 November 2010 at St Anne’s Nursing Home, Stoke Newington.


posted on 29 November 2010

A Diocesan Centre for Youth Ministry is to be established at the parish of St Aloysius, Somers Town, London NW1.


posted on 26 November 2010

Guest of honour at the service was Lord Morris of Manchester, who as Alf Morris, the MP for Mancherster, Wythenshawe, proposed and then had enacted the Act of Parliament.


posted on 23 November 2010

The Holy See Press Office Director Fr Federico Lombardi S J clarifies certain remarks by the Pope on the use of condoms, which appear in the new book 'Light of the World


posted on 23 November 2010

Fr John McDade, SJ gave a talk entitled 'Judgement and Purgatory' following the Mass for Deceased Clergy celebrated at Westminster Cathedral on 11 November 2010.


posted on 19 November 2010

The Response of the Catholic Bishops’ of England and Wales to the Visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom


posted on 19 November 2010

The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have issued a statement on the Establishment of a Personal Ordinariate in England and Wales


posted on 09 November 2010

St Joseph and the English Martyrs Catholic Church and St Michael's Anglican Church have joined together to build a new shared community centre.


posted on 09 November 2010

Sunday 21 November is a Day of Prayer for Prisoners and their Dependents. It is followed a week later by  Prisons Week, which runs from 21 - 27 November.


posted on 08 November 2010

Statement by Bishop Alan Hopes (Episcopal Delegate) on behalf of the Episcopal Commission of the  Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for the implementation of the Apostolic Constitution, Anglicanorum Coetibus.


posted on 04 November 2010

Claudette Werleigh lecture will discuss the idea of human flourishing and its implications for the people of Haiti striving to rebuild their lives after ths year's earthquake


posted on 29 October 2010

The Diocese of Westminster has published its Annual Report and Accounts and Financial Report to Parishes for 2009. 


posted on 28 October 2010

Fr Dain was eighty-eight years of age and had been a priest for fifty years


posted on 25 October 2010

You can now watch a video recording of the lecture given by Brian J Gail, author of 'Fatherless'.


posted on 18 October 2010

Christians across the diocese are being invited to place a light in their window on 31st October as a sign to passers-by that they are followers of Jesus Christ.


posted on 08 October 2010

On Saturday 9 October Catholic parishes in England have celebrated for the first time the Feast Day of Blessed John Henry Newman.


posted on 01 October 2010

Catholic lawyers have taken part in a celebration of the annual Red Mass


posted on 23 September 2010

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have expressed their thanks to those who helped make the Papal Visit to the United Kingdom a success.


posted on 22 September 2010

The Diocese of Westminster has produced a guide to the application process for Catholic Secondary schools


posted on 18 September 2010

Pope Benedict XVI has emphasised the centrality of the Eucharistic sacrifice  He also spoke of his sorrow at the suffering caused by the abuse of children.


posted on 17 September 2010

How to keep in touch with the latest information about the Papal Visit.


posted on 16 September 2010

The Pope has landed in Edinburgh, along with his entourage, and has been greeted by the Duke of Edinburgh


posted on 07 September 2010

The Catholic Children’s Society (CCS) will be holding a Parish Family Day on Saturday 11 September at Our Lady of Hal Church in Camden Town.


posted on 06 September 2010

A new blog has been launched by the Diocese of Westminster in time for Pope Benedict’s visit to London.


posted on 29 July 2010

A pilgrim on the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is receiving medical treatment after suffering  serious injuries in a fall.


posted on 27 July 2010

Over 900 pilgrims are taking part in the Diocese of Westminster’s 21st annual pilgrimage to Lourdes,


posted on 20 July 2010

900 parishioners from the Diocese of Westminster are taking part in the 21st annual diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage


posted on 13 July 2010

Fr Terry Wardle died on Tuesday 6 July 2010 at Watford General Hospital.


posted on 09 July 2010
BBC Radio 4's ‘Analysis'  programme has examined relativism, one of Pope Benedict's key themes.

posted on 29 June 2010

Four Westminster diocesan seminarians have been ordained Deacons by Archbishop Vincent Nichols.


posted on 28 June 2010

A Solemn High Mass and an exhibition 'Treasures of the Cathedral' mark the 100th anniversary of Westminster Cathedral's consecration


posted on 25 June 2010

Bishop Challoner Collegiate School in Tower Hamlet, East London, has picked up an award at The Times Educational Supplement (TES) Schools Awards ceremony.


posted on 15 June 2010

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has unveiled “The Pope in the UK”, a booklet that describes how best to understand Pope Benedict’s three day visit to Britain.


posted on 10 June 2010

The death has been announced of Mgr David Norris who served as Private Secretary to Cardinals Griffin, Godfrey and Heenan


posted on 10 June 2010

Fr Matthew Burrows died on Sunday 23 May 2010 aged forty-nine years of age.


posted on 24 May 2010

Writing in 1985, Fr Greg Friedman's words still provide inspiration today.


posted on 22 May 2010

'Marriage brings considerable and measurable benefits to individuals, children, family life and society.'


posted on 20 May 2010

The Pope's ambassador to Britain, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, suffered a mild stroke on Sunday 16 May.  


posted on 13 May 2010

There will be prayers and a special collection for the Papal visit in all parishes in Scotland, England and Wales, including the Diocese of Westminster, on 23 May 2010.


posted on 03 May 2010

Over 2,000 Catholic migrants living and working in London have attended a special Mass for Migrants at Westminster Cathedral on Monday, 3 May 2010.


posted on 29 April 2010

The May issue of the Westminster Record will be available to pick up in the back of parish churches this weekend, 1-2 May. 


posted on 26 April 2010

St Patrick’s Evangelisation School (SPES) are seeking new young adults, between the ages of 20-30 to come and take part in their full-time formation programme.


posted on 22 April 2010

The Schola of the London Oratory School will give the world premiere of Schola Missa de Angelis at St James’ Spanish Place on 7 May.


posted on 22 April 2010

Archbishop Vincent has appointed Mgr Vladimir Felzmann as permanent Catholic chaplain to Canary Wharf. 


posted on 22 April 2010

'The abuse of children is a grievous sin against God'


posted on 15 April 2010

Fr Gerry Meaney died on Friday 9 April 2010 aged seventy years of age - he had been a priest for thirty-three years.


posted on 14 April 2010

A statement  by the General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and Holy See declaration..


posted on 07 April 2010

Bishop George Stack reviews Michael Whyte's new film, 'No Greater Love', about Notting Hill's Carmelite Monastery, which is released on 9 April.


posted on 07 April 2010

Fr Robert Holmes-Walker died on Easter Sunday aged sixty-seven years of age - he had been a priest for almost thirty years.


posted on 25 March 2010

The April issue of the Westminster Record is now available in parishes.


posted on 16 March 2010

The UK Government and the Catholic Bishops' Conferences of Scotland, England and Wales today welcomed the forthcoming visit to the United Kingdom of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.


posted on 09 March 2010

An open evening for the Degree in Pastoral Mission at Heythrop College, University of London will be held on Wednesday 17 March 2010 at 6:30pm.


posted on 22 February 2010

797 people have taken the penultimate step in their journey to become Catholics in the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 18 February 2010

Read the obituary and listen to the homily from the funeral of Fr Pat Davies who died on 16 February 2010.


posted on 09 February 2010

A newly formed Diocesan Choir is looking for primary school children to join


posted on 01 February 2010

Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed his first Apostolic Visit to Great Britain, Vatican Radio reports, today 1 February 2010.


posted on 18 January 2010

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has ordained Gerard O'Brien to the Priesthood.


posted on 13 January 2010

With the recent freezing temperatures, Our Lady Help of Christians Cold Weather Shelter in Kentish Town has been busy in the last few weeks trying to provide homeless people from North London with a bed and shelter. Jo Siedlecka popped in to find out how they were coping and to talk to some of the volunteers working there.


posted on 07 January 2010

Information on schools closed due to bad weather


posted on 06 January 2010

The death has been announced of Monsignor Graham Leonard.


posted on 22 December 2009

The 2010 Liturgical Calendar for the Diocese of Westminster is now available as a pdf download from our website.


posted on 04 December 2009

The eighth annual Advent Carol Concert for Catholic primary schools took place in Westminster Cathedral on 1 December 2009. Larry, a real live donkey, made his usual appearance.


posted on 03 December 2009

Gary Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of the charity ‘Action on Elder Abuse’ gave the keynote speech at a gathering of Parish Safeguarding Representatives and Parish Priests from around the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 23 November 2009

The Pope has told artists around the world that their work is truly beautiful when its filled with hope and life.


posted on 20 November 2009

A Solemn Mass in Thanksgiving for Bishop Bernard Longley's ministry as Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster has been celebrated at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 09 November 2009

Catholics concerned about safeguarding the value of life have until December 16 2009 to  respond to an important Government consultation taking place about when cases of ‘assisted suicide’ will be prosecuted.


posted on 05 November 2009

The Diocese of Westminster has published its Financial Report to Parishes for 2008.


posted on 18 September 2009

The total number of men training to be priests at Allen Hall, the Seminary for the Diocese of Westminster, has risen for the third year running.


posted on 14 September 2009

The relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux arrive in England via Eurotunnel on Tuesday 15 September 2009  in a specially adapted hearse for an historic first visit to England and Wales.


posted on 24 August 2009

It is with great shock and sadness that we have to announce that Fr Edward Houghton was fatally injured in a road accident in North Yorkshire on 21 August 2009.


posted on 12 August 2009

The relics of a much-loved saint are to visit England and Wales for the first time in 2009 and will be present at Westminster Cathedral from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 October 2009.


posted on 31 July 2009

Ideal candidates would  want to make a real difference to the lives of the homeless young people, badly housed families, refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.


posted on 30 July 2009

The Missionary Societies have allocated the annual Mission Appeal in the Diocese of Westminster to the Sisters’ Missionary Societies for 2010.


posted on 30 July 2009

Pope Benedict XVI has announced that Monsignor Richard Moth, currently Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Southwark, will be the next Catholic Bishop of the Forces.


posted on 27 July 2009

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has welcomed over 800 pilgrims to Lourdes


posted on 22 July 2009

Archbishop Vincent Nichols celebrated a Mass to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of St Vincent de Paul primary school in Victoria, London on Friday 17th July 2009.


posted on 20 July 2009

A Swine Flu briefing note has been issued by the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 14 July 2009

Over 700 people from the Diocese of Westminster are taking part in the annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.  


posted on 13 July 2009

Over 350,000 leaflets have been sent out to parishes in England and Wales  to mark the Catholic Church’s annual Day for Life (26 July) which this year focuses on suicide.


posted on 29 June 2009

Westminster Cathedral was the setting for a Taizé style vigil attended by around 800 people


posted on 26 June 2009

A copy of 'The Church and ‘flu Keeping Well —Taking Care' has been sent to all parishes in the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 23 June 2009

Two new Permanent Deacons have been ordained and a further two will be ordained later this month.


posted on 11 June 2009

A statement has been issued by the Chairman of Governors about an investigation into alleged administrative irregularities.


posted on 10 June 2009

A Mass marking the 150th anniversary of the Catholic Children's Society (Westminster) has been celebrated at Westminster Cathedral by The Most Reverend Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.


posted on 10 June 2009

Over 120 people – including many school children and teenagers – showed their determination as they took to the saddle at the weekend for a sponsored bike ride despite fears of a washout to raise money for aid agency CAFOD’s poverty-fighting work in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


posted on 08 June 2009

Over 1000 schoolchildren from Catholic schools around the Diocese of Westminster attended the annual ‘Good Shepherd’ Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 3rd June.


posted on 01 June 2009

An open evening for a  new Foundation Degree in Pastoral Mission will take place at Heythrop College on Tuesday 16th June at 6:30pm.


posted on 01 June 2009

Up to one hundred CAFOD supporters from across the Diocese of Westminster are expected to get on their bikes on Sunday 7th June to raise money for CAFOD's poverty fighting work around the world.


posted on 30 May 2009

Nearly 600 couples gathered to have their marriages and their families solemnly blessed by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 20 May 2009

Archbishop Vincent Nichols has taken part in a Service of Solemn Vespers at Westminster Cathedral on the evening before his Installation as the 11th Archbishop of Westminster.


posted on 20 May 2009

The Most Reverend Vincent Gerard Nichols will be installed as the Eleventh Archbishop of Westminster  at Westminster Cathedral on Thursday 21 May 2009.


posted on 12 May 2009

Small things can make a huge difference to make deaf and hard of hearing people feel included.


posted on 07 May 2009

Bishop George Stack gave thanks for the witness of these extraordinary men at Charterhouse on Sunday 3 May 2009.


posted on 06 May 2009

Read our online blog covering some of the behind the scenes activity going on at Westminster Cathedral in the run up to the Installation of Archbishop Vincent Nichols.


posted on 23 April 2009

Archbishop Nichols will be installed as the Eleventh Archbishop of Westminster on Thursday 21st May.


posted on 20 April 2009

The Diocese of Westminster has launched a new online donations area which allows people to support the work and mission of the Catholic church in the Diocese.


posted on 01 April 2009

Details of services taking place at Westminster Cathedral during the Easter Triduum 2009.


posted on 27 March 2009

You are invited to a special training day on Saturday 25 April at Westminster Cathedral Hall to help your parish grow in confidence in evangelisation.


posted on 25 March 2009

Lord Brennan QC gave the Annual Thomas More Lecture at Allen Hall on Wednesday 18th March.


posted on 20 March 2009

Fr Michael Dunne, Chaplain to the Forces (Reserve), London District and Chaplain of Westminster Cathedral, has celebrated the requiem Mass of Patrick Azimkar at the Royal Military Chapel, Wellington Barracks.


posted on 17 March 2009

The Sacrament of the Sick was administered during a special Mass for the Sick on Saturday 14th March at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 17 March 2009

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor on the Cardinal Archbishops of Westminster;  and we find out about the mission of Permanent Deacons and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.


posted on 16 March 2009

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has invited parishes to give support to the St John Southworth Fund and to a schools building project organised by the Church in Bangladesh during their Lenten Almsgiving.


posted on 13 March 2009

People around the Diocese have been attending a series of Thanksgiving Masses for the minstry of  Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.


posted on 09 March 2009

Congratulations to John Conneely, who has been named a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor.


posted on 05 March 2009

In his World Youth Day message for 2009 Pope Benedict speaks of the theme 'We Have Set Our Hope on the Living God.'


posted on 05 March 2009

The first 'Faith Matters' lecture got underway on 10th March with a talk on 'Is God?, Who God?' by Dr Peter Vardy (Vice Principal of Heythrop)- you can watch the lecture again and leave your comments on our discussion board.


posted on 27 February 2009

Congratulations to Jeremy Fairhead, who has been named a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor.


posted on 24 February 2009

The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during a Mass for the Sick celebrated by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor


posted on 23 February 2009

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor presided at the celebration held at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 February 2009.


posted on 20 February 2009

The invitation was made during a meeting held in the Vatican on Thursday 19 February, 2009.


posted on 09 February 2009

Fr Jim McCormick died on Monday 2nd February 2009 aged seventy-four years of age - he had been a priest for fifty years.


posted on 03 February 2009

Several hundred religious sisters braved the snow to attend the Mass which was celebrated on the feast of Candlemas, Monday 2 February 2009.


posted on 09 January 2009

Local priest Canon Seamus Cunningham to be next Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle


posted on 07 January 2009

Fr Stephen Wang of the Diocese of Westminster's Allen Hall Seminary has commented on the atheist advertising campaign on British buses and on the London Underground. 


posted on 07 January 2009

Plenary Indulgences may be obtained at Westminster Cathedral for two weeks during the year of St Paul.


posted on 05 January 2009

The relics of St Thérèse are to be present at Westminster Cathedral from Monday 12th to Wednesday 15th October 2009.


posted on 23 December 2008

Choristers from Westminster Cathedral Choir School have sung carols for patients and staff at St Mary's hospital in Paddington.


posted on 18 December 2008

Deacon Michael Bykar, who had been a Permanent Deacon in the Diocese of Westminster since 2006, died on Sunday 14th December 2008 aged  fifty-two.


posted on 15 December 2008

If you live in London, or plan on being here on holiday, why not join the congregation at Westminster Cathedral to celebrate the  Good News of Christmas.  


posted on 05 December 2008

Over 2000 children from Catholic primary schools around the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in the annual Advent Service for primary schools, held in Westminster Cathedral on Friday 5th December, 2008.


posted on 04 December 2008

Nearly 80 adults and children with learning disabilities participated in the first Mass of Advent at Westminster Cathedral organised by the team from St  Joseph’s Pastoral Centre.


posted on 03 December 2008

Four students from Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School presented the Cathedral Administrator with a cheque for £474.


posted on 01 December 2008

The 50th Anniversary of the Chapel at Allen Hall was attended by Auxillary Bishop of Westminster, Alan Hopes and by the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz.


posted on 24 November 2008

The report shows that parish income in 2007 increased above the rate of inflation to £33m and it also includes information about the work of key diocesan departments.

 


posted on 22 November 2008

Kevin Moule,  a former Anglican clergyman, and David Reilly, a former teacher,  were ordained as Priests on 22nd November 2008.


posted on 18 November 2008

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacrament has issued guidance to Bishops’ Conferences on the translation of the ‘Name of God’ in texts for use in the liturgy.


posted on 18 November 2008

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor helped to launch a new Safeguarding Handbook for volunteers in Westminster Cathedral Hall on Saturday 15th November.


posted on 14 November 2008

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor celebrated a Requiem Mass for Deceased Clergy on Thursday 13th November in Westminster Cathedral Hall.


posted on 10 November 2008

On Friday 7th November Cardinal Wiseman School in Ealing was closed as a result of an incient that took place on Thursday night.


posted on 08 November 2008

Cardinal Joseph Glemp, Primate of Poland and Archbishop Wesoly from Rome celebrated a special Mass at Westminster Cathedral at 1:30pm on 8 November to mark the 90th anniversary of Polish independence.


posted on 07 November 2008

Canon Christopher Tuckwell, who was appointed Administrator of Westminster Cathedral in May, was inducted into the Cathedral Chapter at the Chapter Mass on Tuesday 4th November.


posted on 04 November 2008

Bishop George Stack presented winners of a colouring competition organized by the Catholic Children’s Society with their prizes on Thursday 30th October.


posted on 13 October 2008

The Catholic Bishops' Conference in Australia has issued a Pastoral Letter regarding Internet Safety.


posted on 09 October 2008

Opus Dei celebrated the 80th anniversary of their foundation with Mass said by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor at Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 8th October.


posted on 07 October 2008

Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster Bernard Longley celebrated the annual Freshers’ Mass at Newman House Catholic Chaplaincy on 5th October 2008.


posted on 01 October 2008

Father Ignatius Harrison, Provost of the London Oratory, celebrated the Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit, also known as the Red Mass, at Westminster Cathedral on 1st October 2008 .


posted on 30 September 2008

With the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (HFE) Bill due for its third reading in the House of Commons, Archbishop Peter Smith, Archbishop of Cardiff, has sent a letter to parish priests in the Diocese of Westminster highlighting the key issues, particularly regarding abortion.


posted on 23 September 2008

Thanks to the generosity of parishioners up and down the country who supported last year's Day for Life collection, Life, the charity dedicated to helping and supporting thousands of men and women through its work in caring, education, housing and FertilityCare has just received a cheque for £70,000.


posted on 17 September 2008

Marriage and family life ministry in the Catholic Church in England and Wales has come of age with the launch of FAMILIAS, the Association for Catholic Diocesan Marriage and Family Life Ministry.


posted on 16 September 2008

The Diocese of Westminster welcomes James Neal to the priesthood following his ordination in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 13th September.


posted on 12 September 2008

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor celebrated Mass to mark Canon Reginald C Fuller’s 100th birthday on Friday 12th September 2008 at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 11 September 2008

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O' Connor has celebrated Mass at Allen Hall to mark the start of the new academic year.


posted on 11 September 2008

A new mosaic of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman was blessed at Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 10th September.


posted on 29 August 2008

A pioneering new  website for children aims to  form a new generation of confident, grass roots, faith-filled evangelisers.


posted on 22 July 2008

Behind the scenes at Heathrow with the airport's Catholic chaplain; the life and work of St Paul and the story of the 1908 Eucharistic Congress, a remarkable moment in the history of Catholicism in England.


posted on 16 July 2008

A London gun and knife crime prayer vigil has  taken place at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 04 July 2008

Fr Christopher Bedford, a priest of the Diocese of Westminster since 1999, died on 30 June 2008.


posted on 01 July 2008

Alfred Agius has retired as the Director of Westminster Interfaith.   


posted on 30 June 2008

An Icon of St Paul was blessed by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, during a special Votive Mass to mark the first day of the Year of St Paul.


posted on 26 June 2008

At a special Mass at Westminster Cathedral, Bishop Alan Hopes has said that faith in Jesus Christ and love and care for others can bring hope to the people of Zimbabwe.


posted on 20 June 2008

Fr Christopher Tuckwell, the Administrator of Westminster Cathedral, has been appointed  a Canon of the Cathedral .


posted on 20 June 2008

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos has celebrated a Pontifical High Mass at the Throne in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Rite) in Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 20 June 2008

Priests and Deacons from the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in a special 'Day for Clergy' at  the All Saints Conference Centre.


posted on 16 June 2008

Mgr Mark Langham has been appointed to the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.


posted on 11 June 2008

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor and Dr Rowan Williams will commemorate the life of Chiara Lubich who died on 14 March in a service in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday, 21 June at 3pm.


posted on 02 June 2008

Edward Houghton and Kingsley Arulananthem have been ordained as priests for the Diocese of Westminster by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor at a ceremony held at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 31 May 2008.


posted on 20 May 2008

Soprano Patricia Rozario OBE heads up a concert of classical song and music at St Mary Magdalen's, Willesden Green on 6th June 2008.


posted on 13 May 2008

Westminster Cathedral is one of ten of the UK's cathedrals to feature in a new set of stamps issued by the Royal Mail.


posted on 12 May 2008

Promoting inclusion for the Deaf, Deafblind or Hard of Hearing.


posted on 06 May 2008

700 married couples with a combined total of over 43,000 years of marriage have celebrated their wedding anniversaries at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 05 May 2008

Thousands of people have taken part in the Mass in Support of Migrant Workers at Westminster Cathedral at which Bishop Thomas McMahon, Bishop of Brentwood has emphasised the importance of welcoming migrants.


posted on 02 May 2008

in the fifth of 'The Cardinal's Lectures', Rabbi Julia Neuberger DBE has urged people of faith to become active volunteers to help strengthen an increasingly fractured society.


posted on 01 May 2008

Thousands of Catholic migrant workers are expected to attend a special Mass for Migrants on Monday 5th May 2008.


posted on 22 April 2008

Hundreds of new Catholics from across the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in a special Mass at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 18 April 2008

Dr Rowan Willams has delivered the third of 'The Cardinal's Lectures'on the subject of 'The Spiritual and the Religious: is the territory changing?',


posted on 15 April 2008

More pages, full colour and a new design are part of the new-look newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 12 April 2008

Mgr Mark O’Toole has been appointed as the new Rector of Allen Hall, the seminary of the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 08 April 2008

The Memorial Mass of  film director Anthony Minghella took place on 5th April 2008 at St Thomas More Catholic Church in Swiss Cottage - Gordon Brown, Jude Law and Matt Damon were among those who attended.


posted on 03 April 2008

Tony Blair has delivered the first of 'The Cardinal’s Lectures’  on  Thursday 3rd April, 2008 at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 14 March 2008

Veronica Mars has been created a Dame of the Pontifical Order of St Gregory the Great in recognition of her work for the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland.


posted on 11 March 2008

Re-launch of a child psychotherapy service provided the Catholic Children's Society.


posted on 10 March 2008

You can now get the latest news from the Diocese of Westminster on mobile phones.


posted on 03 March 2008

Opportunities for evangelisation with a new BBC adaptation of the events of Holy Week.


posted on 03 March 2008

St Joseph’s School in Chelsea is set for a major overhaul


posted on 21 February 2008

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr Michael Campbell OSA coadjutor Bishop in the Diocese of Lancaster.


posted on 21 February 2008

A series of high profile talks have been organised at St Patrick's, Soho Square,  to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae Vitae.


posted on 18 February 2008

The Mass combined a commemoration of 150 years since Our Lady appeared to St Bernadette in Lourdes with anointing of the sick.

 


posted on 11 February 2008

653 adults in the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in the 2008 “Rite of Election” ceremonies.


posted on 06 February 2008

Come to 'Mind the Gap' a series of Lenten talks aimed at young adults.


posted on 31 January 2008

Bishop Alan Hopes will celebrate Ash Wednesday in Canary Wharf at 6.30pm


posted on 25 January 2008

A meeting will be held in Westminster Central Hall on Wednesday 6th February, led by Ann Widdecombe MP, to protest against  the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.


posted on 17 January 2008

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has launched a £3 million appeal for Westminster Cathedral 


posted on 09 January 2008

A special Mass for the sick of the Diocese of Westminster will take place on Saturday 16th February 2008.


posted on 07 January 2008

St Joseph's Care Centre supports those with learning difficulties as well as supporting their family and friends. The latest news, pictures and events from St Joseph's Pastoral Centre are now available in their newsletter.


posted on 17 December 2007

An agreement between the three London Dioceses and the Sri Lankan Tamil-speaking community provides a template for working with other ethnic chaplaincies in the future.


posted on 06 December 2007

Children with cerebral palsy and organisations helping the homeless are amongst those to benefit from the first grants awarded by the Diocese of Westminster’s new St John Southworth Fund.


posted on 03 December 2007

Lord Alton cites St Thomas More as an example of how Christians should act when dealing with the erosion of human rights and dignity.


posted on 03 December 2007

Pope Benedict XVI released the second Encyclical Letter of his pontificate on 30 November. 


posted on 03 December 2007

East End parish celebrates 150 years of a rich, varied and often turbulent history.


posted on 28 November 2007

The 56th edition of the Year Book includes more detailed information about Ethnic Chaplaincies and Healthcare Chaplains.


posted on 28 November 2007

A beautiful new icon has been unveiled as  parish celebrates its centenary.


posted on 21 November 2007

Have you or your parish signed up yet? Play your part in the first ever Come Home For Christmas initiative to reach out to those who no longer or rarely attend Mass.


posted on 14 November 2007

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and Baroness Julia Cumberlege have met with Child Protection representatives in the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 07 November 2007

Sir Ian Blair was amongst guests attending the Mass held in Westminster Cathedral,  celebrated by Bishop John Arnold. 


posted on 29 October 2007

Winners of the Catholic Children's Society Drawing Competition have been presented with their prizes by Cardinal Cormac Murphy- O' Connor.


posted on 25 October 2007

Pope Benedict XVI has sent a Papal Blessing to members of the Canon Law Society of Great Britain and Ireland to mark the Society’s Golden Jubilee.


posted on 23 October 2007

The 2006 Annual Report shows a small decline in curial expenditure whilst parish income increased above the rate of inflation thanks to a rise in collections, donations and legacies.


posted on 23 October 2007

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O' Connor celebrated Mass at St Theodore's, Hampton and St Luke's Pinner last weekend as they celebrated their 80th and 50th anniversaries respectively.


posted on 16 October 2007

St Joseph's Pastoral Centre received a cheque for £6500 from the Day for Life collection. The cheque was presented at Archbishop's House on Friday 12th October.


posted on 16 October 2007

Fr. George Ntakgas, a Greek Orthodox priest, who was received into full communion with the Catholic Church last December has become a priest for the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 15 October 2007

Don't miss out on the chance to join the Diocese of Westminster's pilgrimage to Sydney, Australia.


posted on 10 October 2007

Cardinal Cormac Murphy- O’Connor has celebrated Mass to mark the 150th anniversary of  Nazareth House in Hammersmith.


posted on 07 October 2007

Sharing in His Life, the Diocese of Westminster’s latest daily meditation and group reflection resource, takes the Mass and worship of the Eucharist outside of Mass as its theme.


posted on 01 October 2007

Bishop John Arnold has called for a speedy and peaceful resolution to the ' days of violence and fear' in Burma.

 


posted on 21 September 2007

Bishop Alan Hopes has attended the beatification ceremony for the founder of the Marian Congregation.


posted on 20 September 2007

The Diocese of Westminster has appointed a new Director of Youth Ministry. 


posted on 14 September 2007

Brother Daniel Faivre, founder of Westminster Interfaith, died on 10 September 2007 at Ealing Hospital.


posted on 11 September 2007

Over 3,000 Catholics, many from ethnic communities in the Diocese of Westminster, have taken part in the Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage to Walsingham.


posted on 16 August 2007

Bishop George Stack has commissioned all the features and comment articles for The Catholic Herald's August 17th, 2007 issue.


posted on 01 August 2007

July 2007 has seen the north London parish of Our Lady of Mt Carmel & St George in Enfield celebrating the 40th anniversary of the dedication of the church building.


posted on 19 July 2007

CAFOD are holding a day for all volunteers, parish contacts and supporters on Saturday 15th September.


posted on 19 July 2007

Ethnic Chaplains and Chaplaincy members are invited to join a pilgrimage to Walsingham on Sunday 9th September.


posted on 11 July 2007

Bishop Bernard Longley has celebrated a special Mass in memory of Martin Dinnegan, who was killed in Islington on 26 June 2007.


posted on 09 July 2007

The Bishops of England and Wales have welcomed the Apostolic letter Motu Proprio data from Pope Benedict XVI.


posted on 05 July 2007

The Sacred Heart Language College has celebrated its one hundredth anniversary.


posted on 03 July 2007

The Agency for Evangelisation has launched a new web-area to support small faith communities.


posted on 02 July 2007

John Gibbs retired from the Diocese of Westminster on 29 June 2007.


posted on 25 June 2007

Over 60 CAFOD Westminster supporters have taken part in a charity bike ride.


posted on 20 June 2007

A new fund to support London churches' work with asylum seekers has been launched.


posted on 19 June 2007

A major conference on the Catholic Church's response to emergencies has taken place in London.


posted on 19 June 2007

Day for Life in England & Wales is Sunday 1st July.


posted on 15 June 2007

Firm in our own beliefs, Westminster Cathedral must reflect the Church's concern to dialogue with those of other faiths.


posted on 14 June 2007

The new building at Larmenier & Sacred Heart Primary School in Hammersmith has been officially opened.


posted on 14 June 2007

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has celebrated the graduation Mass for SPES.


posted on 14 June 2007

Guests forced to evacuate their hotel after a nearby building collapsed were given a place to sleep in Holy Apostles parish, Pimlico.


posted on 08 June 2007

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor  urges Catholics to grow in their understanding, their faith and their love of the Holy Eucharist.


posted on 08 June 2007

A new report shows that Catholic schools are helping students to become active citizens.


posted on 30 May 2007

Fr Bernard Boylan of Hampton celebrated his 40th anniversary of priesthood in a very unique way!.


posted on 22 May 2007

The IV World Congress of Families has taken place in Warsaw.


posted on 22 May 2007

Join CAFOD supporters on a bike ride to raise money for the poorest communities in Africa.


posted on 21 May 2007

A special Mass to celebrate the canonisation of the first Maltese Saint is to take place in Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 21 May 2007

A special online discussion area is now open where you can post your comments.


posted on 16 May 2007

The Feltham Community Chaplaincy Trust has received an award for Best Faith Alliance.


posted on 16 May 2007

World Communications Day  will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May 2007.


posted on 14 May 2007

The Department for Pastoral Affairs has arranged a conference for Deans and clergy to discuss planning for emergency situations.


posted on 14 May 2007

Ann Winterton MP is to introduce a Parliamentary Bill to curb the present abortion law. 


posted on 08 May 2007

Canon Colin Davies and Canon Stuart Wilson have been installed as Canons of Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 30 April 2007

A  special Mass for Migrants has been celebrated at Westminster Cathedral, London.


posted on 27 April 2007

The Apostleship of the Sea is looking for parish volunteers in Westminster.


posted on 24 April 2007

Google's Custom Search Engine has been introduced to the Diocese of Westminster's website.


posted on 20 April 2007

The funeral of Bishop James O'Brien has taken place in Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 12 April 2007

Bishop James O'Brien, former Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, died on Wednesday 11th April 2007.


posted on 02 April 2007

Westminster Cathedral launches 2007 Grand Organ Festival.


posted on 29 March 2007

Information about how to become a CAFOD volunteer.


posted on 20 March 2007

Archbishop of Westminster: Remember those who died and whose freedom was extinguished by slavery”.


posted on 19 March 2007

The Diocese of Westminster has produced a short web-film about its annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.


posted on 19 March 2007

Fr Francis Wahle offers pastoral care to Catholics alienated from the Church.


posted on 15 March 2007

Archbishop of Westminster backs ‘For Creed and Creation’ a new environmental guide to help London’s churches become greener.


posted on 15 March 2007

Students from Finchley Catholic High School will be going to Brussels as winners of a Pax Christi peace contest.


posted on 12 March 2007

All are welcome at the Nigerian Chaplaincy's Sunday Mass.


posted on 09 March 2007

374 parishioners from all over the world have taken part in an 'international' photograph.


posted on 05 March 2007

International evening at west London parish.


posted on 02 March 2007

The Syrian Orthodox Church has celebrated Lenten Vespers at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 26 February 2007

612 people asking to be received into the Catholic Church welcomed at Westminster Cathedral.


posted on 20 February 2007

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has met with the Neocatechumenal communities of the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 14 February 2007

Migrants and their families a pastoral priority for London's Catholic Dioceses .


posted on 12 February 2007

Bishop Alan Hopes has presided at a Mass celebrated at Westminster Cathedral for Healthcare Workers.


posted on 11 February 2007

Bishop Alan Hopes has made a pastoral visit to Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institute in Feltham.


posted on 22 January 2007

Founder of the Emmaus movement, Abbe Pierre, has died aged 94.


posted on 15 January 2007

The Catholic Truth Society is launching a new DVD about Natural Fertility Awareness.


posted on 05 January 2007

Bishop George Stack offered a series of six reflections as the BBC Radio 4 'Prayers for the Day' over the New Year period.


posted on 19 December 2006

Take a look back over the year 2006 in the Diocese of Westminster by viewing our new photo gallery.


posted on 18 December 2006

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has announced that Fr Dominic McKenna is to return to active ministry in the Diocese of Westminster.  This follows the recommendation of the diocesan Child Protection Commission.  


posted on 11 December 2006

Bishop Bernard Longley, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Westminster, celebrates the Silver Jubilee of his ordination as Priest on 12th December 2006.


posted on 07 December 2006

Children from the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in Westminster Cathedral's 2006 Advent Carol service for schools.


posted on 04 December 2006

Doctors, healthcare workers and students have put the ethics of modern healthcare under the spotlight.


posted on 28 November 2006

A special forum is to examine some of the most pressing issues in modern healthcare from a Catholic perspective.


posted on 23 November 2006

Cardinal Francis Arinze has celebrated a special Academic Mass for students and staff of London's Universities and Colleges.


posted on 13 November 2006

The Catholic Church marks a Day of Prayer for Prisoners and Dependants on Sunday 19th November .


posted on 13 November 2006

The Notre Dame Refugee Centre in London celebrates its tenth anniversary on Sunday 19th November 2006.


posted on 08 November 2006

The staff and students at Allen Hall hosted a celebration for the new priests and deacons of the Diocese of Westminster on Sunday 22nd October.


posted on 06 November 2006

Mass of Thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral to celebrate 175th Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy.


posted on 24 October 2006

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has celebrated a special Mass for the Religious of the Diocese of Westminster to mark his Golden Jubilee of priesthood.


posted on 17 October 2006

St. Theresa's Primary School, Finchley, welcomed Bishop John Arnold who celebrated Mass at St. Philip the Apostle in honour of the 40th anniversary of the opening of the school.


posted on 13 October 2006

The Diocese of Westminster’s Agency for Evangelisation has assumed responsibility for the diocese’s Catechetical Support Team.


posted on 11 October 2006

Westminster Cathedral Choir will perform in eight cities across the United States during a fortnight-long tour. The tour begins on 13th October 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, and concludes with a concert in Birmingham, Detroit on 25th October.


posted on 29 September 2006

The Diocese of Westminster has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31st December 2005.


posted on 29 September 2006

A weekend of celebrations has marked the Jubilee anniversary of one of London’s most vibrant Catholic parish churches.


posted on 19 September 2006

The September start of the 2006 academic year has seen 14 new students start training for the priesthood at Allen Hall, the Diocese of Westminster’s seminary in Chelsea, London.


posted on 12 September 2006

Bishop George Stack has celebrated Mass at St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Kenton as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.


posted on 12 September 2006

A special Service of Blessing has welcomed Bernadette Cassidy, the new Roman Catholic chaplain to the Lister Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth II hospital in Welwyn Garden City.


posted on 06 September 2006

The September issue of the Catechists' newsletter is now online.


posted on 06 September 2006

The Nigerian Chaplaincy in London has held its first prayer convention.


posted on 04 August 2006

A new section of the Diocese of Westminster's website has been set up for the Agency for Evangelisation.


posted on 02 August 2006

Sr.Petronia Williams OSM has been appointed as the new Catechetical Coordinator for Travelling People for the Diocese of Westminster


posted on 31 July 2006

Over 1,000 pilgrims from the Diocese of Westminster have taken part  in the 17th Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes


posted on 25 July 2006

The July issue of the Catechists' Newsletter is now online


posted on 19 July 2006

The Roman Catholic Church of St William of York in Stanmore, Harrow, has been Grade II listed.


posted on 19 July 2006

Thousands of Catholics have opened the doors to their own communities and  the wider community as part of the Open the Doors Festival of Faith .


posted on 18 July 2006

The Diocese of Westminster has criticised a decision by Hertfordshire County Council to approve a plan to end free transport to faith schools.


posted on 17 July 2006

Many hundreds of parents and children are to stage a mass lobby of Hertfordshire County Councillors to will urge them to reject a plan to end free transport to faith schools.


posted on 11 July 2006

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has celebrated a special Mass to mark the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Catholic Church of St Peter and St Paul, Northfields, west London.


posted on 03 July 2006

Four men have been ordained as Permanent Deacons for the Diocese of Westminster in a series of ordination ceremonies which concluded on 1st July 2006


posted on 30 June 2006

Mgr Ralph Brown, Judicial Vicar of Westminster since 1988 and one of Britain’s most experienced canon lawyers, has retired.


posted on 28 June 2006

The Catholic Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Fulham, Victorian architect  A W N Pugin’s only complete parish church in central London, has been restored to its original 19th Century glory.


posted on 19 June 2006

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, has ordained two new Priests and one new Deacon for the Diocese of Westminster.


posted on 09 June 2006

Nine international students  have celebrated their Graduation from St Patrick's Evangelisation School (SPES), based at the Church of St Patrick, Soho, London.


posted on 09 June 2006

A number of resources are available to help Catholics and others separate fact from fiction in the Da Vinci Code and to show that the story of the real Jesus is much more compelling than the gospel according to Dan Brown.


posted on 31 May 2006

Representatives of the Catholic, Anglican and Jewish communities in Hertfordshire have joined together to oppose a proposal to abolish free home to school transport.  


posted on 30 May 2006

Over 500 people with learning disabilities celebrated Eastertide at the evening Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 20th May 2006.


posted on 26 May 2006

Pope Benedict XVI has conferred honours on three Westminster priests.  Two of them work closely with the Archbishop of Westminster, the other with the Holy See's representative to Great Britain.


posted on 23 May 2006

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has officially consecrated the new Church of Our Lady and St Vincent in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.


posted on 22 May 2006

Bishop Bernard Longley has expressed his support for ‘Faithful Cities', the report of an ecumenical and interfaith Commission examining the challenges of urban life..


posted on 21 April 2006

A weekly Mass being held in Canary Wharf has proved so successful it has had to move to larger, purpose built premises.


posted on 06 April 2006

The  Diocese has welcomed the decision made in its favour about the Tower Hamlets ‘Learning Village’ project


posted on 16 March 2006

Hannah Miller has been appointed as Independent Chairman of the Diocese of Westminster’s Child Protection Commission.


posted on 09 March 2006

The Diocese of Westminster has  announced Bishop’s responsibilities for Ecumenism, Interfaith and Justice & Peace.


posted on 20 February 2006
The task of retaining and promoting the simplicity of the Gospel message in a changing world. Read Bishop Arnold's article in The Catholic Herald of 17 February 2006

posted on 14 February 2006
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has appointed Fr. Michael O’Boy to direct the Diocese of Westminster’s new Agency for Evangelisation.

posted on 02 February 2006
The Rt Rev John Arnold has been ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, assigned the titular see of Lindisfarne.

posted on 16 December 2005
A new weekly Mass aimed at those who work near St Paul's Cathedral is being said in the Church of St Andrew by the Wardrobe, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4.

posted on 12 December 2005
Over 800 leaders of the Diocese of Westminster’s ’At Your Word, Lord’ renewal programme attended a special Core Community Congress on Saturday 10th December 2005

posted on 06 December 2005
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Monsignor John Arnold as an Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster Diocese, assigning him the titular see of Lindisfarne.

posted on 02 December 2005
New project seeks to make it easier for released young offenders to remain true to their faith values.

posted on 30 November 2005
Youth Survey Questionnaire available online for Agencies and Movements

posted on 11 November 2005
Listen to Vatican Radio's new weekly feature about the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

posted on 05 October 2005
Diocesan Accounts Published

The accounts of the Diocese for 2004 have now been approved and show an increase in both parish income and expenditure.

posted on 06 September 2005
The departments of Westminster Diocese have teamed up with CAFOD and Pax Christi to stage a workshop on “building the Kingdom of God” in preparation for the final season of the At Your Word, Lord renewal programme.

posted on 15 August 2005
A BBC news story following the steps of Fr Roger Taylor at St Monica's Church in Palmer's Green, north London. Includes a photo montage of the priest's life.

posted on 13 June 2005
Fr John McDade speaks to the priests of the Diocese about the opportunities presented by the Consultation “Graced by the Spirit” to all the people of the Diocese of Westminster – Thursday 9th June 2005

posted on 13 June 2005
Mgr John Arnold’s Report to the Priests of the Diocese on the completion of the first stage of the Consultation – Thursday 9th June 2005

posted on 01 January 1900

Fr Bill McConalogue died in the early morning of Thursday, 4 June 2009, at the Isobel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City. 


posted on 01 January 1900

posted on 01 January 1900

Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor emphasises the fundamental importance of the family to society.


posted on 01 January 1900


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