Church promulgates new decrees for Causes of Saints

With the approval of Pope Francis, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints publishes decrees advancing the causes of various holy men and women, including Venerable Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus; Blessed Charles de Foucauld, a French hermit who was martyred in North Africa; and Venerable Pauline-Marie Jaricot, a French laywoman who founded the Society of the Propagation of the Faith and the Living Rosary Association.


World Communications Day 2020 falls on 24 May as much of the world remains in lockdown as we attempt to recover from the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The way we communicate in situations of self-isolation and separation has shifted from hand shaking, hugging and close contact to encounters though phone, tablet and computer screens. The virtual has replaced the physical.




Link to St Anne's Primary school newsletter

St Anne's Primary newsletter


29th April 2020

  • Pope's message for World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Pope Francis sends a message to mark the 57th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, celebrated on 3 May.

  • This week's update from Catholic Bishops Conference of E&W

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  • A message from Bishop Mark Davies to the people of Shrewsbury Diocese

Message from Bishop Mark Davies

14th April 2020

  • Holy week updates from the Catholic Bishops Conference including Pope's Easter Sunday Urbi et Orbi blessing and Easter message from Cardinal Vincent Nichols

Catholic Bishops Conference Holy Week

7th April 2020

  • You can access over 600 editions of Diocesan newspapers on line at the following site this includes Archdiocese of Liverpool, UCM(Union of Catholic Mothers) and Reach (Catholic Schools Paper)


  • Vatican Museum

Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.

1st April 2020

Letter from Bishop Mark - Deacon Peter Bravey RIP - dated 31 March 

I write with the sad news of the death over-night of Deacon Peter Bravey who served for many years at Saint Mary's, Crewe. May he rest in peace.

Please remember Peter in your prayers and Masses together with his wife Margaret and his son Ian and all of his family.  I will offer Requiem Mass for his eternal repose at the Cathedral on Thursday morning at 10.00 am.  The Mass will be livestreamed.

With every good wish


The Bishop of Shrewsbury

1st April 2020

Bishops Conference of England and Wales

Regular updates during COVID19 Social Distancing and Isolation

29th March 2020

  • Pope at Urbi et orbi: Full text of his meditation


  • Re-Dedication of England   Walsingham Shrine acitivies

           The Rededication

25th March 2020

  • Following the instructions from the Government on 23rd March we will not be opening the church for private prayer.  Our Mass and prayer resources page is kept up to date with the latest links to masses and prayers from Shrewsbury, Bishops Conference of E&W and from the Vatican.  I hope you find it useful and a comfort in these unprecedented times.
  • Please continue to let us have your prayer intentions via E mail  Fr Tony Grace will be saying a private Mass on a daily basis and will include your intentions.
  • As it is currently impossible to make donations via your regular offertory envelopes to support the upkeep of the church you can find our bank details on the How do I? page of our website.

18th March 2020

The Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, having consulted the Ordinaries of the Dioceses, has agreed that the cessation of public liturgies should begin from Friday evening 20th March 2020. Because of the situation the Church finds herself in, the obligation for the faithful to attend Holy Mass on a Sunday or Holy day of Obligation is removed, until further notice. 

Letter from the Catholic Bishops Conference about Masses

 Links to masses being live-streamed are now available on Mass and Worship times page 

Behold 2020 Rededication of England