This weeks Cathedral Newsletter

Please see link below to the Bishops Conference official document for further information regarding Catholic Church Services across England and Wales such as Masses, Weddings, Funerals, Baptisms, First Holy Communion and Confirmation during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Our hope is that we can continue in faith and support each other in this critical and uncertain time and wherever possible we hope to provide the pastoral support needed. 

From Father Mark, Father Nathaniel and the Parish team at the Cathedral & St Aidan’s be assured that you are in our thoughts & prayers, we wish you well and please stay safe.

All Masses at the Cathedral will now be streamed live on both our website and the diocesan website. Please see Mass times for further details.

Please note the Cathedral will be live streaming online at ALL times and can be viewed on the Cathedral and the Diocesan websites.

You can now donate via a standing order form more regularly if this is something you are interested in please contact Philly at who can then send this onto you electronically.


Please pray for the following who’s Funerals will be conducted by either Father Mark or Father Nathaniel over the coming weeks:

John Midson RIP
Desmond Lev RIP
Pamela Boshell RIP

We pray that they may rest in peace and please remember their family and friends in your prayers.


We remember all those working on the frontline and we remember our wonderful Doctors, Nurses, care professionals and key workers who are helping tackle the coronavirus.

Like Fr Mark & Fr Nathaniel I am sure you are joining in with the #clapforcarers to show our appreciation for all key workers. So listen out for the Cathedral bell at 8pm on a Thursday.


Please be aware the RICA, Holy Communion & Confirmation programs have all been postponed until further notice.

Spiritual Communion Prayer of St Alphonsus 
My Jesus, I believe that you are present in this Holy Sacrament of the altar.
I love you above all things and I passionately desire to receive you into my soul.
Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, come spiritually into my soul so that I may unite myself wholly to you now and forever. Amen.

The Parish Office will now work remotely and our on site offices will be closed but you can still contact Philly on 01604 714556 and email addresse below:

Philly –

The Parish Office opening hours are:
Monday – Friday 9.30
am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm.

We have exciting news. The Development Campaign can now be found on TheGivingMachine, a fundraising site that lets you donate to the Campaign whenever you shop online. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us) a penny. TheGivingMachine is a fundraising charity which helps other charitable causes raise money online. By signing up and shopping online via TheGivingMachine you will generate a free cash donation for us.With over 2.200 retailers including Amazon, Ebay, M&S, NEXT, Tui, Sainsbury, John Lewis& Partners and Waitrose & Partners you are bound to find what you want and generate a donation.  To start raising free donations go to enter the sign up code 265642 and join—it’s  that easy.

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