Pastoral Letter urges Catholics to take a full part in the Year of Faith to discover the gift of Faith
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.
Catholic teachers working in non-Catholic schools are being invited to attend a course run by the Diocesan Education Service entitled “Towards Leadership of a Catholic Primary or Secondary School”. The course will help teachers discover whether they are being called to a senior role in Catholic education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Saturday 21 July Archbishop Vincent Nichols ordained three new permanent deacons for the Diocese of Westminster, Anthony Curran, Nick Agule and Brian McMahon.
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.
Three men from Allen Hall Seminary in the Diocese of Westminster were ordained to priesthood on Saturday 7 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.
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.
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.
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.
A Mass was celebrated on Wednesday 30 May for the sick and retired priests of our diocese, by Archbishop Vincent Nichols in Westminster Cathedral.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Twelve Westminster priests are celebrating their Golden or Silver anniversaries of ordination to the priesthood this year.
In his homily at the Mass for Migrants, Bishop Pat Lynch SS CC has praised the contribution of migrants to British society
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.
'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.
'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.
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.
The May 2012 issue of the Westminster Record, the monthly newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster, is now on sale.
Westiminster Cathedral has opened a street level toilet block with disabled access and baby change facility.
Bishop John Arnold visited St Dominic's Sixth Form College, in Harrow, to talk about 'Faith, the Gospel and Action'.
Colours and geometrical patterns of Westminster Cathedral are key features of the new vestments.
Bishop Alan Hopes, who attended th vigil said: 'The unborn child has the inviolable human right to life'
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.
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.
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.
The April 2012 issue of the Westminster Record, the monthly newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster, is now on sale.
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.
A special training day to help parishes plan for the Torch Relay and the Olympic Games takes place on 31 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.
Listen to Bishop John Sherrington, explaining and defending the Catholic stance on marriage, on BBC 3 Counties.
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.
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
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.
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.
Focusing on enhancing parish life, supporting the ministry of priests, and serving the neediest in our society.
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.
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.
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?
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.
The death of Fr Stephen Bartlett has been announced.
The death of Fr Robin Christopher Whitney has been announced.
The death of Mgr Agostino Gonella has been announced.
The Diocese of Westminster has received a satisfactory offer for the sale of All Saints Pastoral Centre in London Colney, Hertfordshire.
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?
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.
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.
A new DVD has been released which tells the story of St John Southworth, a Saint of the Diocese of Westminster.
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 .
The Watford Inter-Faith Association pilgrimage saw nine different faith groups visit five places of worship around the town.
From the First Sunday of Advent, 27 November 2011, all prayers at Mass will be from the new translation of the Missal.
The annual Festival of St Cecilia has been celebrated on 23 November at Westminster Cathedral.
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.
The pilgrimage takes place from 3 - 11 November 2011 and will include Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee.
The Catholic Church in this country is committed to the work of safeguarding
The Diocese of Westminster has launched a digital edition of Westminster Record, its monthly newspaper for parishes.
The new Foundation is designed to promote sport to people of all ages and abilities as well as the attainment of ‘Peace through Sport
Statement about an Apostolic Visitation to the Benedictine Community at Ealing Abbey
Roman Catholic chaplain to the RAF, Rev (Wing Commander) Paul A Owens, to give homily at Remembrance Sunday Mass.
Archbishop of Westminster asks Catholic schools to plan for 100 Days of Peace during the London Olympics
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.
12 parishes have won awards in categories for best parish website, best parish magazine and best parish newsletter
The Annual Report shows how through the work of parishes, schools, agencies and departments, the Diocese of Westminster helps to promote the common good..
The duties of Auxiliary Bishops cover their pastoral oversight of the Area allocated to them and Central Services responsibilities
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.
On the 1st anniversary of the Papal Visit, the Prime Minister has spoken of the importance of compassion, tolerance and justice.
Friday 16 September 2011 marks the re-establishment of Friday penance for Catholics in England and Wales
A Mass of Thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral is one of the ways that Catholics are celebrating the first anniversary of the Papal visit.
Bishop John Sherrington will have responsibility for the pastoral care of Hertfordshire and will be Chairman of the Diocese of Westminster’s Education Commission.
The Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect Fr Sherrington will take place on Wednesday 14 September at Westminster Cathedral.
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.
The exhbition which showcases precious religious artefacts is open throughout the summer and throughout August there is a reduced entry fee.
You can help those affected by the worst droughts for 60 years which are ravaging East Africa by making a donation to CAFOD
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.
Over 700 pilgrims took part in the 22nd Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes.
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.
The Diocese of Westminster backs Richmond Council proposal to purchase a Twickenham site which could be used for a new Catholic secondary school
170 children from five London primary schools have sung a Service of Vespers and Benediction at Westminster Cathedral
The ordination of Rev Hopkins took place at his home parish of Potters Bar, Hertfordshire on Sunday 10 July 2011.
The Vatican will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s ordination to the priesthood on 29 June 2011.
The Feast Day of St John Southworth is being celebrated at Westminster Cathedral on Monday 27 June, 2011
'I and all my brethren are deeply shocked at what has happened and acknowledge our inadequate response.'
Read our special interview with Archbishop George Stack
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.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols: 'This gift of unity, going beyond our past and present experiences, gives us hope and confidence'
Over 600 couples celebrating significant wedding anniversaries have renewed their vows at a Mass at Westminster Cathedral.
The long awaited reopening of St Patrick’s, Soho Square will be marked this week with a series of special celebration Masses.
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.
The first of the 7 open meetings around the diocese began at Ealing Abbey parish on 17 May.
Ten men have been selected to begin formation for the Catholic priesthood in September 2011 in the Diocese of Westminster
'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'
Shell Roca reports on Catholic Deaf Awareness Week, which is 15 - 21 May 2011.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols have invited all diocesan priests to attend the Diocesan Celebration of Piresthood on 7 June 2011.
Canon Reggie Fuller, the oldest priest of the Diocese of Westminster, died on Maundy Thursday, 21 April 2011 - he was 102 years old
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.
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.
The Right Reverend George Stack will succeed Archbishop Peter Smith, who was installed as Archbishop of Southwark last year.
Churches in North London joined together with Patrick the donkey for a Palm Sunday Ecumenical service.
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
Owners of Victoria's The Cardinal pub are proposing to change its name to The Windsor Castle.
'Lourdes - a Place of Pilgrimage' film focuses on work of young pilgrims caring for the sick and elderly
Mission's key themes are celebrating the God-given gifts of the parish and discovering new people and new gifts in the wider community
Ways to deepen your faith this Lent include taking part in Lenten prayer and reflection in our 214 parishes
The Archbishop of Westminster has presided at a Solemn Mass at Westminster Cathedral to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of the Shrine.
'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'
An Open Evening is being held by Heythrop College, University of London, for their Foundation Degree in Pastoral Mission, on Tuesday 29 March 2011.
A Mass to welcome the new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain was celebrated in Westminster Cathedral on 14 March 2011.
Included were 62 adults who will become Catholics at Easter as part of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham
In the first Faith Matters' lecture for Lent 2011 General Lord Guthrie spoke about 'Just War; the moral and ethical questions to consider'.
His Excellency Archbishop Antonio Mennini is the new Apostolic Nuncio to the United Kingdom
The March 2011 issue of Westminster Record, the monthly newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster, is out now.
Medal is awarded to “those who serve the sick and suffering in an exceptional way”
Bishop Alan Hopes answered students' questions when he visited the London Catholic Chaplaincy, Newman House.
A new initiative to receive and use fruitfully the new edition of the Roman Missal and its new English translation
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.
Friends of Canon Pat Davies are invited to attend a Mass marking the first anniversary of his death on Wednesday 16 February 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.
The Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Internship scheme is accepting applications for entry in September 2011.
The February 2011 issue of Westminster Record, the monthly newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster, is out now.
The Diocese of Westminster has announced that it is to close All Saints Pastoral Centre - consultation with staff will begin immediately
Archbishop Vincent Nichols has initiated an annual diocesan pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
From September 2011 the Order of Mass in the new translation will be used in parishes in England and Wales.
John Broadhurst, Andrew Burnham and Keith Newton have been ordained as Catholic priests.
Fr John O’Leary has been appointed as Private Secretary and will succeed Mgr Martin Hayes on 1 February 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.
Pope Benedict XVI will deliver the Thought For The Day on BBC Radio 4 on Christmas Eve morning.
A chance to find out whether your son could become a choristerer at Westminster Cathedral Choir School on Saturday 6 February 2011
Westminster Cathedral Choir will perform A Christmas Celebration at Westminster Cathedral, Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 December 2010.
Archbishop Antonio Mennini has been appointed as the new Apostolic Nuncio.
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.
The special Christmas issue of the Westminster Record is out now and includes Archbishop Vincent Nichols' Advent message,
Vespers sung by Westminster Cathedral Choir will be broadcast live by BBC Radio 3.
Catholic primary schools took part in the service at Westminster Cathedral on 2 December 2010.
A Mass of Thanksgiving for Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz has been celebrated at Westminster Cathedral.
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.
A Diocesan Centre for Youth Ministry is to be established at the parish of St Aloysius, Somers Town, London NW1.
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.
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
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.
The Response of the Catholic Bishops’ of England and Wales to the Visit of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI to the United Kingdom
The Bishops' Conference of England and Wales have issued a statement on the Establishment of a Personal Ordinariate in England and Wales
St Joseph and the English Martyrs Catholic Church and St Michael's Anglican Church have joined together to build a new shared community centre.
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.
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.
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
The Diocese of Westminster has published its Annual Report and Accounts and Financial Report to Parishes for 2009.
Fr Dain was eighty-eight years of age and had been a priest for fifty years
You can now watch a video recording of the lecture given by Brian J Gail, author of 'Fatherless'.
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.
On Saturday 9 October Catholic parishes in England have celebrated for the first time the Feast Day of Blessed John Henry Newman.
Catholic lawyers have taken part in a celebration of the annual Red Mass
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.
The Diocese of Westminster has produced a guide to the application process for Catholic Secondary schools
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.
How to keep in touch with the latest information about the Papal Visit.
The Pope has landed in Edinburgh, along with his entourage, and has been greeted by the Duke of Edinburgh
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.
A new blog has been launched by the Diocese of Westminster in time for Pope Benedict’s visit to London.
A pilgrim on the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is receiving medical treatment after suffering serious injuries in a fall.
Over 900 pilgrims are taking part in the Diocese of Westminster’s 21st annual pilgrimage to Lourdes,
900 parishioners from the Diocese of Westminster are taking part in the 21st annual diocesan Lourdes pilgrimage
Fr Terry Wardle died on Tuesday 6 July 2010 at Watford General Hospital.
Four Westminster diocesan seminarians have been ordained Deacons by Archbishop Vincent Nichols.
A Solemn High Mass and an exhibition 'Treasures of the Cathedral' mark the 100th anniversary of Westminster Cathedral's consecration
Bishop Challoner Collegiate School in Tower Hamlet, East London, has picked up an award at The Times Educational Supplement (TES) Schools Awards ceremony.
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.
The death has been announced of Mgr David Norris who served as Private Secretary to Cardinals Griffin, Godfrey and Heenan
Fr Matthew Burrows died on Sunday 23 May 2010 aged forty-nine years of age.
Writing in 1985, Fr Greg Friedman's words still provide inspiration today.
'Marriage brings considerable and measurable benefits to individuals, children, family life and society.'
The Pope's ambassador to Britain, Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz, suffered a mild stroke on Sunday 16 May.
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.
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.
The May issue of the Westminster Record will be available to pick up in the back of parish churches this weekend, 1-2 May.
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.
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.
Archbishop Vincent has appointed Mgr Vladimir Felzmann as permanent Catholic chaplain to Canary Wharf.
'The abuse of children is a grievous sin against God'
Fr Gerry Meaney died on Friday 9 April 2010 aged seventy years of age - he had been a priest for thirty-three years.
A statement by the General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and Holy See declaration..
Bishop George Stack reviews Michael Whyte's new film, 'No Greater Love', about Notting Hill's Carmelite Monastery, which is released on 9 April.
Fr Robert Holmes-Walker died on Easter Sunday aged sixty-seven years of age - he had been a priest for almost thirty years.
The April issue of the Westminster Record is now available in parishes.
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.
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.
797 people have taken the penultimate step in their journey to become Catholics in the Diocese of Westminster.
Read the obituary and listen to the homily from the funeral of Fr Pat Davies who died on 16 February 2010.
A newly formed Diocesan Choir is looking for primary school children to join
Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed his first Apostolic Visit to Great Britain, Vatican Radio reports, today 1 February 2010.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols has ordained Gerard O'Brien to the Priesthood.
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.
Information on schools closed due to bad weather
The death has been announced of Monsignor Graham Leonard.
The 2010 Liturgical Calendar for the Diocese of Westminster is now available as a pdf download from our website.
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.
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.
The Pope has told artists around the world that their work is truly beautiful when its filled with hope and life.
A Solemn Mass in Thanksgiving for Bishop Bernard Longley's ministry as Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster has been celebrated at Westminster Cathedral.
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.
The Diocese of Westminster has published its Financial Report to Parishes for 2008.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Missionary Societies have allocated the annual Mission Appeal in the Diocese of Westminster to the Sisters’ Missionary Societies for 2010.
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.
Archbishop Vincent Nichols has welcomed over 800 pilgrims to Lourdes
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.
A Swine Flu briefing note has been issued by the Diocese of Westminster.
Over 700 people from the Diocese of Westminster are taking part in the annual diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes.
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.
Westminster Cathedral was the setting for a Taizé style vigil attended by around 800 people
A copy of 'The Church and ‘flu Keeping Well —Taking Care' has been sent to all parishes in the Diocese of Westminster.
Two new Permanent Deacons have been ordained and a further two will be ordained later this month.
A statement has been issued by the Chairman of Governors about an investigation into alleged administrative irregularities.
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.
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.
Over 1000 schoolchildren from Catholic schools around the Diocese of Westminster attended the annual ‘Good Shepherd’ Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 3rd June.
An open evening for a new Foundation Degree in Pastoral Mission will take place at Heythrop College on Tuesday 16th June at 6:30pm.
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.
Nearly 600 couples gathered to have their marriages and their families solemnly blessed by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at Westminster Cathedral.
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.
The Most Reverend Vincent Gerard Nichols will be installed as the Eleventh Archbishop of Westminster at Westminster Cathedral on Thursday 21 May 2009.
Small things can make a huge difference to make deaf and hard of hearing people feel included.
Bishop George Stack gave thanks for the witness of these extraordinary men at Charterhouse on Sunday 3 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.
Archbishop Nichols will be installed as the Eleventh Archbishop of Westminster on Thursday 21st May.
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.
Details of services taking place at Westminster Cathedral during the Easter Triduum 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.
Lord Brennan QC gave the Annual Thomas More Lecture at Allen Hall on Wednesday 18th March.
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.
The Sacrament of the Sick was administered during a special Mass for the Sick on Saturday 14th March at Westminster Cathedral.
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.
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.
People around the Diocese have been attending a series of Thanksgiving Masses for the minstry of Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor.
Congratulations to John Conneely, who has been named a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor.
In his World Youth Day message for 2009 Pope Benedict speaks of the theme 'We Have Set Our Hope on the Living God.'
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.
Congratulations to Jeremy Fairhead, who has been named a Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor.
The Sacrament of the Sick will be administered during a Mass for the Sick celebrated by Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor presided at the celebration held at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 February 2009.
The invitation was made during a meeting held in the Vatican on Thursday 19 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.
Several hundred religious sisters braved the snow to attend the Mass which was celebrated on the feast of Candlemas, Monday 2 February 2009.
Local priest Canon Seamus Cunningham to be next Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle
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.
Plenary Indulgences may be obtained at Westminster Cathedral for two weeks during the year of St Paul.
The relics of St Thérèse are to be present at Westminster Cathedral from Monday 12th to Wednesday 15th October 2009.
Choristers from Westminster Cathedral Choir School have sung carols for patients and staff at St Mary's hospital in Paddington.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Four students from Bishop Challoner Catholic Collegiate School presented the Cathedral Administrator with a cheque for £474.
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.
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.
Kevin Moule, a former Anglican clergyman, and David Reilly, a former teacher, were ordained as Priests on 22nd 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.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor helped to launch a new Safeguarding Handbook for volunteers in Westminster Cathedral Hall on Saturday 15th November.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor celebrated a Requiem Mass for Deceased Clergy on Thursday 13th November in Westminster Cathedral Hall.
On Friday 7th November Cardinal Wiseman School in Ealing was closed as a result of an incient that took place on Thursday night.
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.
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.
Bishop George Stack presented winners of a colouring competition organized by the Catholic Children’s Society with their prizes on Thursday 30th October.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference in Australia has issued a Pastoral Letter regarding Internet Safety.
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.
Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster Bernard Longley celebrated the annual Freshers’ Mass at Newman House Catholic Chaplaincy on 5th 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 .
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.
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.
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.
The Diocese of Westminster welcomes James Neal to the priesthood following his ordination in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 13th September.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor celebrated Mass to mark Canon Reginald C Fuller’s 100th birthday on Friday 12th September 2008 at Westminster Cathedral.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O' Connor has celebrated Mass at Allen Hall to mark the start of the new academic year.
A new mosaic of the Venerable John Henry Cardinal Newman was blessed at Westminster Cathedral on Wednesday 10th September.
A pioneering new website for children aims to form a new generation of confident, grass roots, faith-filled evangelisers.
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.
A London gun and knife crime prayer vigil has taken place at Westminster Cathedral.
Fr Christopher Bedford, a priest of the Diocese of Westminster since 1999, died on 30 June 2008.
Alfred Agius has retired as the Director of Westminster Interfaith.
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.
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.
Fr Christopher Tuckwell, the Administrator of Westminster Cathedral, has been appointed a Canon of the Cathedral .
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.
Priests and Deacons from the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in a special 'Day for Clergy' at the All Saints Conference Centre.
Mgr Mark Langham has been appointed to the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
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.
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.
Soprano Patricia Rozario OBE heads up a concert of classical song and music at St Mary Magdalen's, Willesden Green on 6th June 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.
Promoting inclusion for the Deaf, Deafblind or Hard of Hearing.
700 married couples with a combined total of over 43,000 years of marriage have celebrated their wedding anniversaries at Westminster Cathedral.
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.
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.
Thousands of Catholic migrant workers are expected to attend a special Mass for Migrants on Monday 5th May 2008.
Hundreds of new Catholics from across the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in a special Mass at Westminster Cathedral.
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?',
More pages, full colour and a new design are part of the new-look newspaper for the Diocese of Westminster.
Mgr Mark O’Toole has been appointed as the new Rector of Allen Hall, the seminary of the Diocese of Westminster.
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.
Tony Blair has delivered the first of 'The Cardinal’s Lectures’ on Thursday 3rd April, 2008 at Westminster Cathedral.
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.
Re-launch of a child psychotherapy service provided the Catholic Children's Society.
You can now get the latest news from the Diocese of Westminster on mobile phones.
Opportunities for evangelisation with a new BBC adaptation of the events of Holy Week.
St Joseph’s School in Chelsea is set for a major overhaul
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr Michael Campbell OSA coadjutor Bishop in the Diocese of Lancaster.
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.
The Mass combined a commemoration of 150 years since Our Lady appeared to St Bernadette in Lourdes with anointing of the sick.
653 adults in the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in the 2008 “Rite of Election” ceremonies.
Come to 'Mind the Gap' a series of Lenten talks aimed at young adults.
Bishop Alan Hopes will celebrate Ash Wednesday in Canary Wharf at 6.30pm
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.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor has launched a £3 million appeal for Westminster Cathedral
A special Mass for the sick of the Diocese of Westminster will take place on Saturday 16th February 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.
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.
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.
Lord Alton cites St Thomas More as an example of how Christians should act when dealing with the erosion of human rights and dignity.
Pope Benedict XVI released the second Encyclical Letter of his pontificate on 30 November.
East End parish celebrates 150 years of a rich, varied and often turbulent history.
The 56th edition of the Year Book includes more detailed information about Ethnic Chaplaincies and Healthcare Chaplains.
A beautiful new icon has been unveiled as parish celebrates its centenary.
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.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor and Baroness Julia Cumberlege have met with Child Protection representatives in the Diocese of Westminster.
Sir Ian Blair was amongst guests attending the Mass held in Westminster Cathedral, celebrated by Bishop John Arnold.
Winners of the Catholic Children's Society Drawing Competition have been presented with their prizes by Cardinal Cormac Murphy- O' Connor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't miss out on the chance to join the Diocese of Westminster's pilgrimage to Sydney, Australia.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy- O’Connor has celebrated Mass to mark the 150th anniversary of Nazareth House in Hammersmith.
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.
Bishop John Arnold has called for a speedy and peaceful resolution to the ' days of violence and fear' in Burma.
Bishop Alan Hopes has attended the beatification ceremony for the founder of the Marian Congregation.
The Diocese of Westminster has appointed a new Director of Youth Ministry.
Brother Daniel Faivre, founder of Westminster Interfaith, died on 10 September 2007 at Ealing Hospital.
Over 3,000 Catholics, many from ethnic communities in the Diocese of Westminster, have taken part in the Dowry of Mary Pilgrimage to Walsingham.
Bishop George Stack has commissioned all the features and comment articles for The Catholic Herald's August 17th, 2007 issue.
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.
CAFOD are holding a day for all volunteers, parish contacts and supporters on Saturday 15th September.
Ethnic Chaplains and Chaplaincy members are invited to join a pilgrimage to Walsingham on Sunday 9th September.
Bishop Bernard Longley has celebrated a special Mass in memory of Martin Dinnegan, who was killed in Islington on 26 June 2007.
The Bishops of England and Wales have welcomed the Apostolic letter Motu Proprio data from Pope Benedict XVI.
The Sacred Heart Language College has celebrated its one hundredth anniversary.
The Agency for Evangelisation has launched a new web-area to support small faith communities.
John Gibbs retired from the Diocese of Westminster on 29 June 2007.
Over 60 CAFOD Westminster supporters have taken part in a charity bike ride.
A new fund to support London churches' work with asylum seekers has been launched.
A major conference on the Catholic Church's response to emergencies has taken place in London.
Firm in our own beliefs, Westminster Cathedral must reflect the Church's concern to dialogue with those of other faiths.
The new building at Larmenier & Sacred Heart Primary School in Hammersmith has been officially opened.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has celebrated the graduation Mass for SPES.
Guests forced to evacuate their hotel after a nearby building collapsed were given a place to sleep in Holy Apostles parish, Pimlico.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor urges Catholics to grow in their understanding, their faith and their love of the Holy Eucharist.
A new report shows that Catholic schools are helping students to become active citizens.
Fr Bernard Boylan of Hampton celebrated his 40th anniversary of priesthood in a very unique way!.
The IV World Congress of Families has taken place in Warsaw.
Join CAFOD supporters on a bike ride to raise money for the poorest communities in Africa.
A special Mass to celebrate the canonisation of the first Maltese Saint is to take place in Westminster Cathedral.
A special online discussion area is now open where you can post your comments.
The Feltham Community Chaplaincy Trust has received an award for Best Faith Alliance.
World Communications Day will be celebrated on Sunday 20th May 2007.
The Department for Pastoral Affairs has arranged a conference for Deans and clergy to discuss planning for emergency situations.
Ann Winterton MP is to introduce a Parliamentary Bill to curb the present abortion law.
Canon Colin Davies and Canon Stuart Wilson have been installed as Canons of Westminster Cathedral.
A special Mass for Migrants has been celebrated at Westminster Cathedral, London.
The Apostleship of the Sea is looking for parish volunteers in Westminster.
Google's Custom Search Engine has been introduced to the Diocese of Westminster's website.
The funeral of Bishop James O'Brien has taken place in Westminster Cathedral.
Bishop James O'Brien, former Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster, died on Wednesday 11th April 2007.
Westminster Cathedral launches 2007 Grand Organ Festival.
Information about how to become a CAFOD volunteer.
Archbishop of Westminster: Remember those who died and whose freedom was extinguished by slavery”.
The Diocese of Westminster has produced a short web-film about its annual pilgrimage to Lourdes.
Fr Francis Wahle offers pastoral care to Catholics alienated from the Church.
Archbishop of Westminster backs ‘For Creed and Creation’ a new environmental guide to help London’s churches become greener.
Students from Finchley Catholic High School will be going to Brussels as winners of a Pax Christi peace contest.
All are welcome at the Nigerian Chaplaincy's Sunday Mass.
374 parishioners from all over the world have taken part in an 'international' photograph.
International evening at west London parish.
The Syrian Orthodox Church has celebrated Lenten Vespers at Westminster Cathedral.
612 people asking to be received into the Catholic Church welcomed at Westminster Cathedral.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has met with the Neocatechumenal communities of the Diocese of Westminster.
Migrants and their families a pastoral priority for London's Catholic Dioceses .
Bishop Alan Hopes has presided at a Mass celebrated at Westminster Cathedral for Healthcare Workers.
Bishop Alan Hopes has made a pastoral visit to Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institute in Feltham.
Founder of the Emmaus movement, Abbe Pierre, has died aged 94.
The Catholic Truth Society is launching a new DVD about Natural Fertility Awareness.
Bishop George Stack offered a series of six reflections as the BBC Radio 4 'Prayers for the Day' over the New Year period.
Take a look back over the year 2006 in the Diocese of Westminster by viewing our new photo gallery.
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.
Bishop Bernard Longley, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Westminster, celebrates the Silver Jubilee of his ordination as Priest on 12th December 2006.
Children from the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in Westminster Cathedral's 2006 Advent Carol service for schools.
Doctors, healthcare workers and students have put the ethics of modern healthcare under the spotlight.
A special forum is to examine some of the most pressing issues in modern healthcare from a Catholic perspective.
Cardinal Francis Arinze has celebrated a special Academic Mass for students and staff of London's Universities and Colleges.
The Catholic Church marks a Day of Prayer for Prisoners and Dependants on Sunday 19th November .
The Notre Dame Refugee Centre in London celebrates its tenth anniversary on Sunday 19th 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.
Mass of Thanksgiving at Westminster Cathedral to celebrate 175th Anniversary of the Sisters of Mercy.
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.
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.
The Diocese of Westminster’s Agency for Evangelisation has assumed responsibility for the diocese’s Catechetical Support Team.
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.
The Diocese of Westminster has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the year ending 31st December 2005.
A weekend of celebrations has marked the Jubilee anniversary of one of London’s most vibrant Catholic parish churches.
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.
Bishop George Stack has celebrated Mass at St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Kenton as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.
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.
The September issue of the Catechists' newsletter is now online.
The Nigerian Chaplaincy in London has held its first prayer convention.
A new section of the Diocese of Westminster's website has been set up for the Agency for Evangelisation.
Sr.Petronia Williams OSM has been appointed as the new Catechetical Coordinator for Travelling People for the Diocese of Westminster
Over 1,000 pilgrims from the Diocese of Westminster have taken part in the 17th Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes
The July issue of the Catechists' Newsletter is now online
The Roman Catholic Church of St William of York in Stanmore, Harrow, has been Grade II listed.
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 .
The Diocese of Westminster has criticised a decision by Hertfordshire County Council to approve a plan to end free transport to faith schools.
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.
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.
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
Mgr Ralph Brown, Judicial Vicar of Westminster since 1988 and one of Britain’s most experienced canon lawyers, has retired.
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.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, has ordained two new Priests and one new Deacon for the Diocese of Westminster.
Nine international students have celebrated their Graduation from St Patrick's Evangelisation School (SPES), based at the Church of St Patrick, Soho, London.
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.
Representatives of the Catholic, Anglican and Jewish communities in Hertfordshire have joined together to oppose a proposal to abolish free home to school transport.
Over 500 people with learning disabilities celebrated Eastertide at the evening Mass at Westminster Cathedral on Saturday 20th 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.
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor has officially consecrated the new Church of Our Lady and St Vincent in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.
Bishop Bernard Longley has expressed his support for ‘Faithful Cities', the report of an ecumenical and interfaith Commission examining the challenges of urban life..
A weekly Mass being held in Canary Wharf has proved so successful it has had to move to larger, purpose built premises.
The Diocese has welcomed the decision made in its favour about the Tower Hamlets ‘Learning Village’ project
Hannah Miller has been appointed as Independent Chairman of the Diocese of Westminster’s Child Protection Commission.
The Diocese of Westminster has announced Bishop’s responsibilities for Ecumenism, Interfaith and Justice & Peace.
Fr Bill McConalogue died in the early morning of Thursday, 4 June 2009, at the Isobel Hospice, Welwyn Garden City.
Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor emphasises the fundamental importance of the family to society.