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A day of grace and



The Metropolitan Cathedral welcomed over 1,000 people on 3 September for the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Tom Neylon.

Welcome Father Joseph


On Thursday 27 May, Fr Joseph Kiganda CSSp was formally inducted as the Parish Priest of St Mary and St Columba, Castletown and Port Erin, Isle of Man

Local Catholic schoolboy exhibits at the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Show  


Talented young artist Nathan Holmes, a parishioner of St Leo's in Whiston, Merseyside, has had a wonderful colour pencil drawing selected

Synod 2020 Update


After all the Synod votes were counted and considered the next step was a meeting with the Archbishop, his Council and the Pastoral Plan Group

Ordination of Deacons


On Sunday 18 July Archbishop Malcolm ordained four men to the Permanent Diaconate in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, to serve in the Isle of Man, Penwortham, St Helens and West Derby

Bags of hope from Huyton to Mary’s Meals


Parishioners from churches in Huyton have donated backpacks, filled with school items, for children receiving Mary’s Meals more than 7,000 miles away

Obituary of Father Joseph (Joe) Duggan SJ


Father Joe, as he was usually known, was a Joseph both by name and by nature.  A quiet man, who preferred to be in the background

Lifelong human rights campaigner Lord Alton receives Westminster Award


Human rights campaigner and Member of the House of Lords, David Alton, has received the 2021 Westminster Award

Annual Civic Mass


Archbishop Malcolm McMahon celebrated the Annual Civic Mass at 11.00 am on Sunday 23 February in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King

Papal Mandate for the appointment of Bishop Thomas Neylon


FRANCIS, BISHOP, SERVANT OF THE SERVANTS OF GOD, to our beloved son Thomas Joseph Neylon

Protest Fast at SFX church, Liverpool


‘I am so angry at the Government’ said Jesuit Parish Priest, Denis Blackledge, of Saint Francis Xavier in Everton, near Liverpool City Centre

Clergy Appointments


The Clergy appointments for 2021

Canon Aidan Prescott – Vicar General

Rev Philip Inch – Episcopal Vicar for Pastoral Development

Rev Matthew Nunes – Moderator of the Curia

Obituary of Deacon John Keeley


John Keeley was born on 6 November 1939 and followed in his father’s footsteps as a craftsman, mastering a whole range of skills

Father Lennon and the Heather Priests


Rumours of Father Lennon’s wealth circulated around the parish of Weld Bank, Chorley, following his death in 1897.

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