Pastoral Letter for World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters,   Towards the end of last year, on the Friday before the Feast of Christ the King, there was a gathering of 500+ young people from all over the diocese at the Cathedral. It was a really good celebration. The title of the event was the... read more

Bishop Terry shares a message from the Pope

In his role as Bishop for Youth, Bishop Terry Drainey delivered a special message from Pope Francis to 8000 young people gathered for the Flame2 youth event at Wembley Arena last weekend: ‘His Holiness Pope Francis presents His special greetings to all those persons... read more

Pastoral Letter for the First Sunday of Lent 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers,   “Lord, tell me what you want me to do; show me the way I’m supposed to go; give me a bit of a clue as to the next move.” Surely we have all prayed like this on some occasions in our life? The psalmist in today’s readings obviously... read more

Bishop’s February Voice Article

If you don’t take advantage of the month of February then before you know where you are, you’re already half way through the year. That might sound a bit odd. But what I mean is that you can’t keep on thinking that you are still at the beginning of the year, and have... read more

Bishop Terry’s New Year Message

So we begin a new year. May it be a blessed and peaceful one for us all. We have many things to look forward to during the course of this year. Each of us will have our own personal wish-list and expectations. However, as a country we will be having a General Election... read more