May Devotion to Our Lady 2014

Posted on the 19th Mar 2014 in the Category - News

The Act of Synod and the House of Bishops' Declaration

Posted on the 12th Feb 2014 in the Category - News

Bishop Glyn welcomes and endorses Forward in Faith’s recent statement:  The Act of Synod and the House of Bishops' Declaration.  He says, “I’m sure that we’re all delighted (but no one more than me) that the See of Beverley is going to remain, therefore we look forward to our See continuing to flourish under the House of Bishops’ Declaration, now and into eternity.” 

Christ our King - A Vision Glorious

Posted on the 26th Nov 2013 in the Category - News

On Saturday, Bishop Glyn was Principal Celebrant at The Vision Glorious Mass in Wakefield Cathedral.   He concelebrated with three brother bishops, about 70 priests and a congregation which was standing room only.  Later he reflected,

“It was wonderful to worship together in Wakefield in the newly restored Cathedral and I am thankful for the warmth of welcome received from all at the Cathedral.


Vision Glorious was first and foremost a glorious act of worship, with rousing singing and excellent liturgy.  Secondly, it was exhilarating to see not only the number of people taking part but also the makeup of the congregation.  It revealed the vitality and robustness of the Catholic movement in our province.


We are certainly living in uncertain times.  The legislative package currently working its way through the processes of the General Synod of the Church of England is not ideal, but it does offer a basis for our future within the Church of England. We must therefore respond to what Bishop Tony said in his sermon: we must give it a go.”


On a personal note Bishop Glyn said, “As Bishop of Beverley, I’m so proud of the clergy and the people of the parishes I’m privileged to serve.”


Report of Vision Glorious

Photographs of Vision Glorious

Sermon by Bishop Tony Robinson

Address by Dr Colin Podmore

Sermon by Bishop Tony Robinson


Sermon by Bishop Tony Robinson

Address by Dr Colin Podmore

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The Vision Glorious

Posted on the 16th Oct 2013 in the Category - News

A pastoral letter from the Bishop of Pontefract and the Bishop of Beverley

Dear Friends


We wrote to your priests earlier this year about “The Vision Glorious” a festival, sponsored by Forward in Faith and the Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda, to be held at Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday 23 November. We hope that this will be a great celebration of our Catholic heritage and an opportunity for all who value that heritage to come together in worship and mutual support.

In these difficult and uncertain days for Catholics in the Church of England events like “The Vision Glorious” are God-given moments for us to re-charge our batteries, give thanks for the faith we have received and to re-commit ourselves to live out that faith in the future.


We hope that every single person who shares the “Vision Glorious” will be at the newly refurbished Wakefield Cathedral on the 23 November to fill it to overflowing. It will be an inspiring and uplifting occasion which we hope will send us away filled with new hope. Can we also ask you to please pray for the success of this event and can we ask priests to offer a mass for the same intention?


Let nothing prevent you being there. Bring a coach from your Parish or Deanery, bring your banners, let’s celebrate and remind ourselves how much fun the catholic faith can be and how much we need to share it with everyone.


We look forward to being able to greet you all in Wakefield.


Every blessing


Bishop Tony and Bishop Glyn


Pastoral Letter, Information & Registration Form for The Vision Glorious

Children's Workshop Form for The Vision Glorious

A4 Poster for The Vision Glorious

Bishop Encourages Theological Students to be Passionate for Christ

Posted on the 10th Oct 2013 in the Category - News

Bishop Glyn was delighted to have been recently invited to preach at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield.  Whilst there he very much enjoyed the company of staff and students alike.  He was pleased to see the College in good heart at the beginning of this new academic year and to see that there are a good number of students studying at the College this year.  During his sermon at the Mass for the Feast of Saint Paulinus (first Archbishop of York and Apostle to the North) Bishop Glyn encouraged the students to be passionate in preaching for conversion and to be passionate in celebrating the sacraments faithfully.  He also urged them to pay close attention to their own spiritual lives.  Bishop Glyn said, “Be faithful servants of Christ in the 21st Century”.






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