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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


Bishop’s Blog: The Rededication of England as the Dowry of Mary. 29th March 2020

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Covid-19: Holy Land preparing for a new kind of Holy Week

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CBCEW: Resources for reflection and prayer during Coronavirus

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Northern Ireland bishops lament beginning of ‘one of the most liberal abortion regimes’

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Vatican issues major document on water

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Holy See in mourning for Italy and for the world

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Church in Mexico calls for national day of penance

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Bishops shocked that UK to allow abortion pills at home during pandemic

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