News Archive

News Archive

Archbishop’s Pastoral Letter Sunday 26-27 December  link

The God Who Speaks  Weekly Meditations by Fr Dries Van den Akker S.J on the Paintings of St Matthews Gospel by Peter Clare. link 

Message to Clergy and Parishioners from Archbishop Bernard Longley 5th December 2020  link


    • Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate of Dominic Kerr, Dirk Hermans & John Garvey. St Chad’s, Sunday 1st November 2020. Photos link
    • Two New Auxiliary Bishops for the Diocese.  The Episcopal Ordination Mass for Bishops David Evans and Stephen Wright took place on Friday 8th October at noon in St Chad’s Cathedral, on the Feast of St John Henry Newman. This may well be the first time that two bishops have been ordained together in St Chad’s Cathedral. Full story at link. Photos link
    • Deacons Sean Gough and Benedict Skipper were ordained priests in the cathedral  on Sunday 20th September at 3.00pm. Photos link
    • Deacons Clive Dytor and Alex Taylor were ordained priests on Saturday 12th September in St Chad’s Cathedral. Photographs can be found at Photis link

25th April 2020 – Letter of his holiness Pope Francis to the Faithful for the Month of May 2020 link

2nd May 2020 – A Message from the Metropolitan Archbishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales  A People who Hope in Christ

3rd May 2020 -Pastoral Letter of the Most Reverend Bernard Longley Archbishop of Birmingham for the Fourth Sunday of Easter-I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full

A Digital Holy Week? Fr John Waters and

Sunday 8th July. St Peter’s. You are invited to attend the 3.00 pm Thanksgiving Mass to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr John and Fr Christopher. Mgr. John Moran will preach the sermon and we shall have a tea party afterwards. Fr Christopher’s Anniversary was Friday 29 June and Fr John’s is on Wednesday 4 July.

Stratford Churches together – Photos from Good Friday Walk of Witness link

Fatima Centenary NewsSunday 26th November marks the end of the Centenary Year  commemorating Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima in 1917. There will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament from 3pm to 4pm, ending with the rosary, at St. Peter, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AE, a pilgrimage church of our Archdiocese during the Fatima Centenary Year. There will be a light refreshment after the service. All welcome.

Fr Andrew Franklin Presentation at Christ the King 12 noon Mass 29th October link
Fr Andrew Franklin Induction as Parish Priest in St Joseph’s Whitnash 7pm Friday 3rd November link
Coventry Cathedral Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, 29th October. link

Deanery Mass for the Deceased Clergy of the Deanery. Every year the priests of the Warwick. Deanery assemble to celebrate Mass for all the priests of the Deanery who have died. This year it will be held on 14th November 11.30am at Our Lady and St Benedict’s.

Evensong at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in an ecumenical commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at Coventry Cathedral on Sunday October 29th at 4 pm. Our guest speakers will be Bishop William Kenney and Senior Pastor Albrecht Köstlin-Büürma. Music will be led and performed by the Choir of Beverley Minster.

The Friends of the Holy Land National Gathering Saturday 30th September at the Parish Centre, St Francis of Assisi Church Kenilworth CV8 1HL. Photos at link Website: link

Warwick Deanery Evangelisation Team Minutes from meetings: 8th May link, 6th March  link, 9th January  link

Saturday 14th October 2017. You are warmly invited to the 13th Birmingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Assembly Saturday 14th October 2017 10:30a.m. to 4:15p.m. at St Peter’s Catholic School, Whitefields Road, Solihull, B91 3NZ.  This years theme is “Peace Pope Francis and the call to active nonviolence.” Guest Speakers: Pat Gaffney – Pax Christi and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, James Trewby – Columbans – J&P Education. Assembly Poster 2017,  Workshops Summaries Sheet 2017,  Assembly 2017 Programme Registration Form. For more information contact Janet Vaughan Administrator, Birmingham J&P Commission email:

Fatima News. St Peter’s, Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, CV32 5AE is a pilgrimage church for the Birmingham archdiocese during the Fatima Centenary Year and a special indulgence is available on the 13th of each month if you visit us on these days. On Sunday 13th August there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, confessions and Fatima prayers from 3pm to 4pm. Please see the pilgrim leaflet by the Fatima display area opposite the piety shop for details of the indulgence and other resources. For other information contact Peter Dimambro 01926 428399

Fatima Centenary 1917/2017 – Celebration Event
Link to photographs from Fatima Centenary celebration Saturday 13th May 2017 link

Congratulations to Canon Edward Stewart who celebrated his Diamond Jubilee (60th Anniversary) of his Ordination to the priesthood on Friday 6th April at 7pm in St Charles Borromeo. For many years the Dean of Warwick and long-serving Parish Priest at St Mary Immaculate in Warwick, Canon Stewart continues to work as a Parish Priest (St Charles Borromeo, Hampton-on-the-Hill). Photograph’s link

Guidance on Leaving a Lasting Gift to your Church

The Diocese has made a new leaflet available to all 227 parishes to assist people who may want to consider leaving a legacy to the Church. At the back of your church you should find copies of the new leaflet. Please do take one and consider whether you, or someone you know may wish to support the Church in this way. Thank you and God bless.” The Importance of Legacy Giving link,  pdf copy of leaflet link