Opening of Churches

As you will be aware approval has been given to open churches for
private prayer from 15 June 2020 providing it is safe to do so, and in line with the Principles established by Government. These Principles have been incorporated into Guidance from the Diocese and can be found by clicking the link [https://www.cbcew.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2020/06/Guidance-ReopeningCatholic-Churches-Indiv-Prayer-100620-1633.pdf].

An open letter to those waiting to receive the Sacraments

Bishop David is very conscious that there are a considerable number of people around the Diocese who were due to be baptised or received into full communion with the Church, to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation and to receive their First Holy Communion. All these celebrations are currently delayed through the coronavirus crisis. Aware of the pain that this will cause, Bishop David has written three letters offering words of encouragement and hope to strengthen our brothers and sisters on their journeys of faith during this time. Please use this link to the Diocesan website and letters:

To those waiting to receive the sacraments