Cardinal Nichols (Westminster) Sun: Celebrates Mass at St Michael’s, Ashford, Clarendon Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 2QD, 9.15am. Mass to celebrate 160 Years of the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, 12.00pm. Mon: 70th Anniversary of Marriage Care, Attlee Room, House of Lords, 6.30pm. Tue: Rev Dr Russell Barr – Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Archbishop’s House, 1 Ambrosden Avenue, Westminster, London, SW1P 1QQ, 4.00pm. Mass for Deceased Clergy, Westminster Cathedral, London, SW1P 1QE, 5.30pm. Wed: Meeting with Bishops’ Conference Staff, Eccleston Square, London, 11.00am. Plater Trust Meeting, 39 Eccleston Square, London, 12.00pm. Blessing of St Vincent’s Centre, St Vincent’s Centre, Carlisle Place, London, SW1P 1NL, 3.30pm. Global History of Catholicism Launch, Archbishop’s House, Ambrosden Avenue, London, SW1P, 6.30pm. Thu: Human Trafficking Fundraising Initiative Meeting, BC Centre, 81 Newgate Street, London, EC1A 7AJ, 10.30am. Mass in celebration to mark the 50th Anniversary of St Thomas More Primary School, Greenway, Berkhamsted, Herts, HP4 3LF, 2.00pm. Academy Policy Launch Evening, Church House, Great Smith Street, London, SW1P 3NZ, 7.00pm. Fri: Archbishop’s Council Meeting, SW1P 1QJ, 9.30am. Religion, Identity and Conflict Conference at St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham, TW1 4SX, 5.00pm.

Archbishop Longley (Birmingham) Sun: Parish Visitation, Our Lady of Lourdes, Kingswinford and St Mary’s, Brierley Hill. Mon: Mass for Deceased Clergy, St Mary’s College, Oscott, 11.30am. Tue: Meeting of West Midlands Bishops, 10.30am. Confirmations, St Wulstan, Wolstanton, 7.00pm. Wed: Meeting of Plater Trustees, London, 12.00 noon. 150th Anniversary of Queen Victoria’s Visit to Wolverhampton, St Peter’s, Wolverhampton, 5.00pm. Thu: Maryvale Graduation Ceremony, St Chad’s Cathedral, Birmingham, 2.00pm. Fri-Sat: URC-RC Dialogue Meeting, Westminster College, London.

Archbishop McMahon (Liverpool) Sun: Visitation Mass, Our Lady Immaculate, Bryn, 9.30am. Visitation Mass, St Wilfrid, Ashton-in-Makerfied, 11.00am. Tue: Celebrates Mass, St Wilfrid, Liverpool, 9.30am. Metropolitan Cathedral Chapter Meeting, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, 11.15am. Metropolitan Cathedral Chapter Mass and Installation of Canons, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool, 12.15pm. CCRS Presentation Evening, Liverpool Archdiocesan Centre for Evangelisation, 7.00pm. Wed: Bishops’ Meeting, London, 12.00 noon. Thu: Meets with Liverpool City representatives, 10.00am. Visits CAFOD, Liverpool, 11.30am.

Archbishop Smith (Southwark) Sun: Mass with Cardinal Cormac, Arundel Cathedral, 4.00pm. Tue: Meeting, Eccleston Square, 5.00pm. Wed: Meeting of Bishops and Seminary Staff, St John’s, Wonersh, 3.00pm. Fri: Meeting, Archbishop’s House, 11.00am.

Bishop Arnold (Salford) Sun: Celebration of Mass, St Mary’s Church, Bamber Bridge, 11.00am. Benediction with Union of Catholic Mothers, Cathedral Church of St John, 3.00pm. Mon: Council of Deans, Wardley Hall, 11.00am. Celebration of Mass with Anointing, Nazareth House Care Home, Prestwich, 4.00pm. Tue: Attends OCCEB meeting, Cambridge, 3.30pm. Wed: Delivers the John Redford Lecture, Maryvale Institute, Birmingham, 7.00pm. Thu: Private engagements, Wardley Hall. Fri: Visits St Kentigern’s Primary School, Fallowfield with Blessing of new Foundation Unit, 9.30am. Attends THOMAS graduation ceremony, Blackburn Council Chambers, 2.00pm. Sat: Celebration of Mass with Youth Group, Ss Peter & Paul, Pendleton, 10.00am. Attends Advent Service for Refugees, Spiritan Centre, Salford, 2.00pm.

Bishop Byrne (Birmingham) Sun: Advent Mass, St Gregory’s, Cheltenham, 11.15am. Mon: Deceased Clergy Mass, Oscott College, Birmingham, 11.30am. Tue: Midland Joint Bishops’ Meeting, Archbishop’s House, Birmingham, 10.30am. Wed: Presentation Evening, Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, Worcester, 6.00pm. Thu: Confirmations, Holy Family, Small Heath, Birmingham, 7.00pm. Sat: Parish Visitation and Confirmations, Our Lady of Lourdes, Yardley Wood.

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