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Archbishop Malcolm's Pentecost Message 



The Archdiocese has now produced a very detailed guide to volunteering through established groups eg. SVP, Nugent etc. for full details please use this link to access the full document: Click here

Or you can still contact the city councils dedicated volunteer line is  0151 233 3068

or visit

The city councils number for those who need help or any kind is  0151 233 3066.

Please pass on these details to anyone you know is struggling especially if they have no internet access.


In addition to the diocese donating £20k to the NHS for PPE equipment the Archbishop has announced that grants of £5,000 have been made to Feeding Liverpool (an ecumenical pilot project that has played a key role in the procurement and distribution of food supplies to support vulnerable households across Liverpool) and SWAP ( the Support Wigan Arrivals Project – looks after over 1000 asylum seekers in Wigan) to help their much needed work to continue.
The Archdiocese have reviewed the volunteer advice they gave earlier in the pandemic and have produced a tool kit click here to read it. This is the document Fr Tim referred to in his video message of 28th May


Funeral arrangements for Bishop Vincent Malone RIP

The funeral arrangements for the late Bishop Vincent Malone are given below. Due to social distancing measures both services will be private  

Monday 1st June at 4.00 p.m.

Archbishop Malcolm will celebrate Mass for Bishop Vincent at the Metropolitan Cathedral. This Mass will be live-streamed to allow those who wish to participate in the celebration. Access to the live-streaming will be via the Cathedral website 

Tuesday 2nd June at 11.30 a.m.

The funeral service for Bishop Vincent will take place at Allerton Cemetery, Liverpool, where his body will be buried in a family grave. The service, which will be recorded, will be conducted by Bishop Tom.

Archbishop Malcolm's message for the Ascension




This year, on Sunday 24 May, we are celebrating World Communications Day for the 54th time. Every year the Holy Father sends a message about it, and this year’s is all about the power of stories. Pope Francis also asks us to be discerning, and to avoid harmful stories in favour of good ones – stories that are wholesome and have a life-giving message. But why accept a second-hand version of the message? Why not read it for yourself? This year’s message is entitled ‘”That you may tell your children and grandchildren” (Exodus 10,2). Life becomes history’.

To read the Pope's Message for Communications Sunday click here



For those who do not have the internet Mass, the Diocese of Middlesbrough, have developedthe Dial-a-Mass service so fellow Catholics can phone and listen to the Mass.

For the cost of a local call, you can hear Mass, the Mass will last under an hour.

The Number to call is 01642 130 120

With thanks to the Knights of St Columba who are part funding this initiative.



We would like to share what individuals/parishes/families/schools/groups have been doing in this time of lockdown.

So much good work has been done over the last few weeks, but it can be easy to not know what is happening even in the next door parish.

To help us spread the good news that is happening in the Diocese, and maybe even give you some ideas, we would like either short videos or short sections of text with photos.

You can email videos or text directly to Fr Simon Gore ()

Videos should aim to be no more than 30 seconds. They can be very simple ‘selfie’ style clips of someone talking about what they have been doing.

Text should be around 250 words with photos, if possible.

Videos or photos of anyone under 18 must be accompanied by written permission from parents/guardians that the material can be used in Diocesan communications.

Bishop Vincent Malone RIP

(a message from the Archdiocesan Chancellor)

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Vincent Malone, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, who died earlier this morning at the Royal Liverpool Hospital aged 88 years. Fr Stephen Lee, the hospital chaplain, was able to administer the sacraments to him during the night.

Bishop Vincent trained for the priesthood at St Joseph's College, Upholland, and was ordained priest at St Oswald's Church, Old Swan, Liverpool on 18th September 1955. After a number of years spent in the teaching profession, mainly at Cardinal Allen Grammar School, Liverpool, he became chaplain to the University of Liverpool (1971) and then Administrator of the Metropolitan Cathedral (1979).

On 13th May 1989 he was named as Titular Bishop of Abora and Auxiliary Bishop of Liverpool, and received episcopal consecration the following 3rd July. His resignation as Auxiliary Bishop was accepted on 26th October 2006, shortly after his 75th birthday, but he continued in his role as Vicar General and Canon of the Cathedral Chapter long after that.

A fuller obituary and funeral details will follow in due course.
For many years Bishop Vincent commended to our prayers the souls of deceased priests and faithful in our archdiocese. May we now pray for him, bidding the choirs of angels to lead him into paradise


The fuller obituary is now available click here to read it.

For the tributes of Archbishop Malcolm and Cardinal Nichols click here


Message from Pope Francis

Archbishop Malcolm has received the following message from Pope Francis on the death of Bishop Vincent Malone:

‘His Holiness Pope Francis was saddened to learn of the death of Bishop Vincent Malone, and he sends prayerful condolences to you and to the clergy, religious and lay faithful of the Archdiocese.  United with you in offering thanks to God for the late Bishop’s many years of priestly and episcopal ministry, especially his service to the education of young people, His Holiness commends his soul to the merciful love of our heavenly Father.  To all who mourn Bishop Malone’s passing in the sure hope of the resurrection, the Holy Father cordially imparts his Apostolic Blessing as a pledge of peace and consolation in the Risen Lord.’

Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State