The Cardinal is assisted in his responsibility for promoting good liturgical formation and celebration within the Diocese by the Liturgy Commission.

Fr Allen Morris is Chair of this Commission and helps to coordinate particular projects to advance the aims of the Cardinal.

The Bishop is to be considered as the high priest of his flock, from whom the life in Christ of his faithful is in some way derived and dependent.

Therefore all should hold in great esteem the liturgical life of the diocese centered around the Bishop. The pre-eminent manifestation of the Church consists in the full active participation of all God's holy people in these liturgical celebrations, especially in the same Eucharist, in a single prayer, at one altar, at which there presides the bishop surrounded by his college of priests and by his ministers.

Zeal for the promotion and restoration of the liturgy is rightly held to be a sign of the providential dispositions of God in our time, as a movement of the Holy Spirit in His Church. It is today a distinguishing mark of the Church's life, indeed of the whole tenor of contemporary religious thought and action.

cf. Sacrosanctum Concilium 41 - 43

Contact details for Fr Allen Morris

Telephone: 0121 354 1763
Related links:

The Liturgy Office - England and Wales