Bishop Alan's Pastoral Letters

May 23, 2021

Pastoral Letter on the Environment for Pentecost

A Pastoral Letter on the environment, prepared by the Bishops of England and Wales, for use in churches on May 23, Pentecost Sunday. The Solemnity of […]
February 22, 2021

Bishop reflects on Jesus’ preparation for His mission

In his pastoral letter for the First Sunday of Lent (February 20-21), Bishop Alan Hopes reflects on Jesus’ time of fasting and prayer in the desert […]
March 14, 2020

Bishop Alan joins call for rededication of our country

In his pastoral letter for the third Sunday in Lent, Bishop Alan Hopes writes about Mary as the church’s spiritual mother and the opportunity to rededicate […]
December 28, 2019

Why marriage and family life are so important

In his pastoral letter for the Feast of the Holy Family (December 28-29), Bishop Alan reflects on why the Church believes that marriage and family life […]
November 16, 2019

Bishop Alan’s call to action on annual Day for the Poor

This Sunday has been set aside by Pope Francis as the annual ‘Day for the Poor’ and in his pastoral letter Bishop Alan says it is […]