Messages & Letters

Bishops' Christmas Messages and Pastoral Letters on the Family

19/12/2017 3:25 pm

A wooden carving of Mary, Joseph and Jesus on a donkey

Celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour, a number of the Bishops of England and Wales release their Christmas messages and, in some cases, Pastoral Letters for the Feast of the Holy Family.

The latter falls this year on Sunday 31 December.

The Bishops' pastoral letters, if issued, will be read out in the parishes of their respective dioceses on 30/31 December.

They are also usually uploaded to their diocesan websites. You can use the links at the foot of this article.

Local Links

Visit the official websites of the Dioceses of England and Wales over Christmas for messages, pastoral letters and the latest local news.

Arundel & Brighton Lancaster Portsmouth
Birmingham Leeds Salford
Brentwood Liverpool Shrewsbury
Cardiff Menevia Southwark
Clifton Middlesbrough Westminster
East Anglia Northampton Wrexham
Hallam Nottingham Forces
Hexham & Newcastle Plymouth