Letters from the Archdiocese

11th February 2024 – Archbishop John’s Pastoral Letter in preparation for Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent

31st December 2023 – Archbishop John’s Pastoral Letter for the Solemnity of the Holy Family

11th March 2023 – Pastoral Letter from Archbishop John on the launch of CARITAS Southwark which will work with our parishes and schools to support them in serving those in need

30th December 2022 – Pastoral Letter from Archbishop John for the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

9th September 2022. Archbishop John’s statement on the death of HM The Queen

11th June 2022.  Archbishop Wilson as invited all Catholics in the Archdiocese to join him and play our part “in reaching out to fellow Catholics who no longer come to Mass – maybe family, friends, neighbours, colleagues.”  An invitation letter from the Archbishop will be given out to all at Mass this weekend inviting you to hand a card to anyone you know who has not returned to Mass

20th November 2021 – Honouring Sunday letter from the Bishops of England & Wales as we prepare for the Sunday obligation to return next weekend

16th October 2021.  Pastoral Letter from Archbishop John for the Opening of the Synod

23rd May 2021.  Pastoral Letter from The Bishop’s Conference for England and Wales for Pentecost Sunday

13th February 2021.  Details of the Lenten Retreat with online resources

1st November 2020.   Message from Archbishop John regarding the second national lockdown and what we can do to help

26th June 2020.  The Archbishop’s of England have issued a Pastoral Letter outlining the basis on which we may celebrate public Mass again from 4th July.  That is accompanied by a document Guidance for the Celebration of Mass which each parish must follow

17th June 2020 – Archbishop John’s letter to young people on the subject of racism

27th May 2020.  Archbishop John’s letter to the Prime Minster setting out his desire to re-open church buildings.

18th March 2020.  Archbishop John has produced a Pastoral Letter setting out his message as public Mass is stopped for the time being