Christmas and New Year

This is our Christmas and New Year section. Here you'll find a full section on Christmas Outreach, links to the bishops' websites for the Dioceses of England and Wales and a map of links that will help you find a Catholic place of worship near you. We also have a streaming player with live coverage of liturgical events, celebrations and messages from the Holy See and Pope Francis.

From all of us here at the Bishops' Conference we hope you have a holy, peaceful and blessed Christmas and New Year. Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.


LIVE: Vatican Player

Watch Pope Francis celebrate Christmas and the New Year here. The Holy See broadcasts its live events on Vatican Player. If you're having trouble viewing, we... Read more


Seasonal Outreach

Materials have been made available to Catholic parishes across England and Wales to support outreach to non-churchgoing Catholics during Advent and Christmas. Read more


Catholic Churches

There are 22 Catholic Dioceses in England and Wales. In this section you will find a map of links pointing at the Bishops' sites where you will find further... Read more


BBC broadcasts Midnight Mass from St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham

BBD Radio 4 is broadcasting Midnight Mass this year live from The Metropolitan Cathedral and Basilica of St Chad in Birmingham. The Most Rev Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, celebrates the First Mass of Christmas and gives the homily.

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