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Good Friday Holy Land collection moved to September due to coronavirus

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Cardinal Bo speaks out on China’s moral culpability for the global pandemic

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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

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Archbishop advises cellphones cannot be used to administer sacraments

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Vatican authorizes special Masses and Good Friday prayers for coronavirus pandemic

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Covid-19: Australian Church increases response to pandemic

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Commentary: Sacraments’ Validity Amid Coronavirus

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COVID-19: Bishop welcomes release of pregnant women and new mothers from prison

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India Church focuses on marginalized, migrants during coronavirus lockdown

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COVID-19 Diocesan Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Decree issued by Bishop Paul on 26.03.2020

UPDATED COVID-19 ADVICE (based on C.B.C.E.W. advice) 26th March 2020

Liturgical Decree for the Diocese of Lancaster issued by Bishop Paul Swarbrick

Prayers supplied by the Liturgy Office of the CBCEW used during COVID-19

Perfect Contrition and Spiritual Communion 

Diocesan Lead/Coordinator for the Coronavirus: Canon Paul Embery phone 01229 582205 or 07842660891


Mass and services available on line in the diocese of Lancaster at:

• Our Lady & St Michael, Workington, has a live feed at (enter Workington in the search button)

• Our Lady of Furness, Barrow