The God Who Speaks

The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales have designated 2020 as the Year of the Word and invite each one of us to enter into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The year of the Word began on Sunday December 1 at 3pm with Vespers for Advent with Bishop Terry in our cathedral.

Some beautiful resources have been produced to help us get the most from the Year of the Word including an Advent Faith Sharing Course for use in our parishes. This and many other resources can be found at: other resources include:

The Bible for busy catholics:

Universalis, website & app for catholic liturgy (Readings for Mass & Prayer of the Church):

Lectio Divina Daily, Scripture readings and reflections from the Carmelite Order:

Centre for Action and Contemplation, daily emails for reflection:

Bishop Terry is inviting everyone in the diocese to join him at one of four Lectio Divina evenings during Lent. Details below:

NEW Resource for Ministers of the Word

We now have a short Powerpoint presentation for use on one’s own or as a group, to help Ministers of the Word grow in confidence with useful hints and tips on proclaiming the Word of God. Contact us at and request your free electronic copy

Opening the Scriptures – Setting our Hearts on Fire

Lent 2020 Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

A great resource for parish groups and focusses on the Year of the Word. Download your copy from: