News and Events

Church Opening: From Sunday 8th November, the church will be open daily between 1:00 and 2:00pm for private prayer for the duration of the lockdown restrictions.

4th Nov. 2020: IMPORTANT. Due to the new national lockdown in England, as from Thursday 5th November 2020, we are not permitted to celebrate Mass at St Walstan’s for the period of the restrictions.

Statement from the President and the Vice-President of the Conference

The Catholic Church in England and Wales has welcomed the report, published today, from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, relating to the institutional response of the Church in its duty of care to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation.  Read more

Doicesan Newspaper: For the first time since lockdown in March, the diocesan newspaper is being produced again.  Copies will be available for you to take as you leave Mass, and will be given to you by the stewards as you leave.  If you know of someone living near to you who is unable to attend Mass at the moment please ask for a copy for them, too.  The newspaper is also available online and you may prefer to read your copy that way rather than take a paper copy.  If so, the link to follow is:

Mass Online: In addition to the details already given about Mass from Walsingham and the Cathedral , you will also find a huge number of Masses from around the world available online by visiting

Wednesday Word: While the church is closed you will be able to access this useful leaflet via the website