From Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.
NEW 22nd November 2020
NEW 10th November 2020
NEW 8th November 2020
NEW 4th November 2020
31st October 2020
Cardinal Nichols and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon, in their positions as President and Vice-President of CBCEW urge the Catholic Community to contact their MPs to request that the Government “publish the data that drives the decision to cease public worship under these restrictions.”
24th June 2020
23rd June 2020
Cardinal Vincent welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23rd June that collective acts of worship can resume, saying:
‘I welcome the statement by the Prime Minister earlier today, that places of worship are now able to resume collective acts of worship from 4th July.”
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15th June 2020
To mark this “moment of grace” where churches re-open for individual prayer, Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby prayed together in Westminster Cathedral and Abbey. More information is available here.
7th June 2020
The Cardinal welcomes the decision to re-open Churches for individual prayer .
31st May 2020
Cardinal Vincent Nichols: Now is the time…. The Cardinal questions why churches remain closed despite some indoor shops and businesses can reopen from 1st and 15th June. His homily for Pentecost Sunday 2020 explores this further.
22nd May 2020 Cardinal Vincent Nichols video message – In preparation for Pentecost.
21st May 2020 Cardinal Vincent Nichols’ video message on the 5th anniversary of Laudato Si’.
May 2020 A People who hope in Christ.
23rd March 2020 Pastoral Letter – Coronavirus
- Following the announcement from Prime Minister statement regarding closure of churches and places of worship our parish community needs to establish a very different way of being together in prayer, solidarity and hope.
20th March 2020: Cardinal’s video message On Covid 19.
- All public acts of worship are suspended
- “Please, don’t lose heart. Please, get deeper rooted. When a plant is deprived of some surface water, it has to put down deeper roots. We are going to have to put down deeper roots of the Spirit and we know that God will nurture us – the rhythm of prayer will continue’.”
Recorded messages and videos from the Cardinal and others in our diocese covering West, Central, East and North London and Hertfordshire can also be found on the Vimeo platform accessed via the link: https://vimeo.com/catholic.
The Diocesan website – Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster – has updates on news and activities throughout the diocese.