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Rt Rev Marcus Stock

The Right Reverend Marcus Stock is the Bishop of Leeds. Born in London on 27 August 1961, Bishop-elect Stock was ordained to the priesthood on 13 July 1988 for the Archdiocese of Birmingham. 

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Rt Rev Patrick McKinney

Rt Rev Patrick Joseph McKinney is the Bishop of Nottingham. Born on 30 April 1954, Bishop McKinney was brought up in Birmingham and was ordained to the priesthood on 29 July 1978 in St Mary’s Church, Buncrana, Co Donegal, Ireland. 

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14/07/2017 4:00 pm

Papal honour for John Gibbs

John Gibbs was presented with the Knight Commander’s cross of the Order of St. Gregory the Great on Thursday 6 July; he was made a Knight Commander of the Order in March this year by Pope Francis.

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11/07/2017 4:20 pm

Closure of Heritage Lottery Fund’s Grants for Places of Worship Programme

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) Grants for Places of Worship scheme (GPOW) is to be closed in September 2017. This will mean that churches will have to compete for funding against all other heritage bodies and apply to the HLF under their general grant schemes. In effect, parishes will be in competition for funds with major heritage attractions and museums in order to secure funds for repairs - a truly David and Goliath scenario.

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03/07/2017 6:35 pm

Cardinal Nichols: Statement on the extension of the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme

His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, has issued the following statement in response to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s announcement that the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) will be extended with immediate effect to include non-Syrians fleeing the conflict area.

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02/07/2017 9:38 am

National Office for Vocation launches Compass programme 2017-2018

The National Office for Vocation has launched the new season for vocation discernment to the Religious life. Young people considering a vocation to be a nun, monk, sister, priest or brother can join a “Compass” group in October and work through the programme which runs over five residential weekends and the Easter Triduum, ending in May 2018.

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28/06/2017 12:00 pm

Baby Charlie Gard: Final Ruling

A spokesperson from the Catholic Church on the latest and final ruling on the case of the life-saving treatment of baby Charlie Gard.

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26/06/2017 12:00 pm

Cardinal Nichols addresses Lithuanian Parliament on combatting human trafficking and modern slavery

Cardinal Nichols has addressed the Lithuanian Parliament - Seimas - encouraging its commitment to combat human trafficking and modern slavery. 

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24/06/2017 11:00 pm

Bishops’ Conference welcomes General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) new guidance on religion, personal values and beliefs

The General Pharmaceutical Council - the independent regulator for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in Great Britain – has recently published new guidance on religion, personal values and beliefs, welcomed by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

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21/06/2017 12:00 pm

Bishop Paul Hendricks reflects on the Finsbury Park Mosque attack

Bishop Paul Hendricks, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark and co-chair of the UK’s Christian-Muslim Forum spoke to Vatican Radio's Philippa Hitchen about why it’s more important than ever for people of all faiths and none to stand together in the face of the London Bridge, Manchester and Finsbury Park Mosque attacks.

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