On Saturday 28 May,six men in formation at Allen Hall Seminary were admitted as Candidates for Holy by Archbishop George Stack, Archbishop of Cardiff, at a Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary Queen and Mother of Mercy.
The men admitted to Candidacy...Read more
By Canon Stuart Wilson
The phone call from the Cardinal usually comes in the afternoon. In the last two years I have had two of them. Each time Cardinal Vincent has asked me to come and see him so he can talk about something.
The first time wa...Read more
On Sunday 8 May pilgrims from across the diocese gathered at the Shrine of Our Lady of Willesden for the annual May street procession. Starting from the Shrine Church, they prayed the Rosary and sang Marian hymns as they made their way through the...Read more
Both during his lifetime and since, Thomas Merton (1915-68) has always evoked a mixed response. Merton was educated at Oakham School, Clare College, Cambridge, and Columbia University whence, after a brief period as a university teacher, he entere...Read more
In a joint initiative with the Church of England and the Catholic Church of England and Wales, the Embassy of Hungary will bring a relic of St Thomas Becket, which has been kept in Esztergom, Hungary for centuries, to the United Kingdom for a week...Read more
It is my great hope that, during the course of this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, all the baptized may experience the joy of belonging to the Church and rediscover that the Christian vocation, just like every particular vocation, is born...Read more
God our Father,
You give us the Sacraments as signs and instruments of your love and mercy.
Draw from amongst your disciples in the Diocese of Westminster men who are willing to generously serve your Church as priests, to minister to your people...Read more
On Saturday 5 March, six seminarians were instituted to the Office of Lector at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Alan Hopes at Allen Hall. Julio Albornoz, Daniel Herrero, David Knight and Carlos Quito, who are in formation for priesthood for the dioces...Read more
The start of March will see the golden anniversary for Fr Michael Lambert of the Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew Church in Hitchin as he celebrates his 50th year as an ordained priest.
Parishioners will be gathering for a weekend of celebrations...Read more
As we reach the end of the Year of Consecrated Life on
2 February, the World Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life, Fr Richard Nesbitt met with Fr Christopher Jamison, Director of the National Office of Vocation, to ask him for his reflections on th...Read more
The two mosaics on either side of the High Altar in the Cathedral show clearly the elements of the deacon’s life. The mosaic on the left is of St Stephen, the first deacon and the first martyr. He was chosen by Peter to assist with the distribut...Read more
In 1866 Cardinal Herbert Vaughan, the third Archbishop of Westminster purchased a beautiful 18th century house in the quiet village of Mill Hill in North London. He took up residence there with one student and in effect, the Mill Hill Missionaries...Read more
On Saturday 21 November Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth visited Allen Hall seminary to ordain two candidates to the Diaconate. John Scott was ordained for service here in Westminster, and alongside him was Ross Bullock, who will serve in Bishop P...Read more