Pastoral letters

The New translation of the Roman Missal

Joint pastoral letter from the Bishops of England and Wales.


All are welcome

Bishop Crispian’s pastoral letter for the Sunday before Lent


Happy are those who trust in the Lord

Bishop Crispian’s Pastoral Letter for Lent, 2010


Stay awake to stand with confidence before the Lord

Bishop Crispian’s pastoral letter for Advent 2009


An attitude of gratitude

Bishop Crispian’s pastoral letter for Lent 2009


Family at its best

Bishop Crispian’s pastoral letter for the Feast of the Holy Family, 2008


Pastoral letter from Bishop Crispian, Advent 2008

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, As part of my celebration of this year of St Paul, I have been spending some extra time re-reading and studying the pastoral letters he wrote to the communities to whom he had preached the Gospel. It is striking that he almost always begins his letters with words of […]