Pastoral Letter 18Mar2020Dear Father, Dear Deacon

As you may have heard, measures have been announced today – with effect from the evening of this coming Friday, 20 March 2020 – concerning the public celebration of the Liturgy and the Sacraments in the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Please find attached two important documents for our Archdiocese relating to this.

  1. A Letter to Clergy of the Archdiocese of Southwark
  2. A Pastoral Letter to the Archdiocese to be made available immediately

Please also find attached

  1. A copy of the Public Letter to the Catholic Church in England and Wales from the President and Vice President of the Bishops’ Conference
  2. A copy of the Liturgical Advice to Bishops – this has been adopted and made particular in the Archdiocese of Southwark and is contained in the Letter to Clergy.

Thank you for all you are doing at this challenging time. These changes are very important and must be followed in the Archdiocese. We will do everything we can to support you and your parish community as we move forward.

With the assurance of prayers

Yours sincerely in Christ

Bishop SIgnature

The Most Rev. John Wilson