The Catholic Diocese of Wrexham serves Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Wrexham & the District of Montgomery in the County of Powys
It is with great pleasure I welcome you to the website of the Diocese of Wrexham. It is a window on Catholic life in North Wales into which you can see something of the life of the Church here, and from which we are able to look out to the local and global communities whom we seek to serve and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the living of our faith.
You will find reliable information about the Diocese and its parishes as well as events, informative, articles and links to other organisations with whom we work or partner in the mission of worship, charity and evangelisation. Whether you visit this site as a member of the Church or the Diocese; as someone seeking practical or spiritual information; as a dedicated enquirer or a casual surfer I hope the information and message you receive is clear and helpful. In every way I hope you find our story a straight forward proclamation of the reality of God’s love for all peoples in the gift of Jesus Christ his Son and how you might share that gift.
Mae'n bleser mawr gennyf eich croesawu chi i wefan Esgobaeth Wrecsam. Mae'n ffenest ar fywyd Catholig yng Ngogledd Cymru lle gallwch weld rhywbeth am fywyd yr Eglwys yma, ac o'r fan honno rydym yn gallu edrych allan i'r cymunedau lleol a byd-eang yr ydym yn ceisio gwasanaethu a chyhoeddi efengyl Iesu Grist yn byw ein Ffydd.
Byddwch yn dod o hyd i wybodaeth ddibynadwy am yr Esgobaeth a'i phlwyfi yn ogystal â digwyddiadau, gwybodaeth, erthyglau a dolenni i sefydliadau eraill yr ydym yn gweithio gyda hwy neu'n bartneriaid ynddynt wrth genhadaeth addoliad, elusen ac efengylu. A ydych yn ymweld â'r safle hwn fel aelod o'r Eglwys neu'r Esgobaeth; fel rhywun sy'n ceisio gwybodaeth ymarferol neu ysbrydol; fel ymholydd ymroddedig neu syrffwyr achlysurol Rwy'n gobeithio y bydd y wybodaeth a'r neges rydych yn eu derbyn yn glir ac yn ddefnyddiol. Ym mhob ffordd Rwy'n gobeithio y byddwch yn dod o hyd i'n stori Proclamasiwn syth o realiti cariad Duw at yr holl bobloedd yn rhodd Iesu Grist ei fab a sut y gallech rannu'r rhodd hwnnw.
+ Peter Brignall
Bishop of Wrexham
Some Churches in our Diocese will be opening for private prayer over the coming days and weeks.
You will find information on the opening times of these Churches here.
If you have any questions regarding the opening times at your parish, please contact your parish priest
Cathedral Church of Our Lady Of Sorrows, Wrexham Please click HERE for details
Abergele & Towyn Please click HERE for details
Bangor - Church of Our Lady & St James Please click HERE for details
Buckley - Church of Our Lady of the Rosary Please click HERE for details
Colwyn Bay - Church of St Joseph Please click HERE for details
Connah's Quay - Church of the Blessed Sacrament Please click HERE for details
Dolgellau - Church of Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Please click HERE for details
Flint - Church of The Immaculate Conception, Please click HERE for details
Holywell - Church of St Winefride. Please click HERE for details
Llandudno - Church of Our Lady, Star of the sea Please click HERE for details
Prestatyn - Church of Ss Peter & Frances Please contact Parish Priest 01745 854304
Queensferry - Church of The Blessed Trinity Please click HERE for details
Rhyl - Church of Our Lady of the Assumption Please click HERE for details
Machynlleth & Tywyn Please click HERE for details
Wrexham - Church of St Anne Please click HERE for details
More Churches will be added shortly!
Donations to your Parish & the Diocese of Wrexham
If you would like to donate to Wrexham Diocese or to your parish in these testing times and while our churches are closed, please do so below.
In order for the Diocese to allocate your donation your chosen beneficiary, please indicate in the message box on the donation page your name, postcode and the beneficiary
(i.e. parish name or Diocese as applicable).
Update on Church Re-opening in the Diocese
The Diocese of Wrexham together with the Archdiocese of Cardiff and the Diocese of Menevia welcomes the announcement by the First Minister that churches may be opened for private prayer from Monday 22nd June 2020. In the interests of your continued safety, given the measures that will need to be put in place in the coming days, it seems that Saturday 28th June will be the likely date for those churches who fulfil the health and safety requirements to be opened for a specific time to be announced. With the re-opening of churches, certain responsibilities are laid on both the parish and the diocese to ensure the health and safety of those who come to pray. Amongst these are the following:
Each parish will need to decide the hours of opening and these times will be published on the diocesan website, once the Risk Assessment has been made and the Health and Safety certificate has been issued.
Everyone visiting the church will be required to follow the necessary guidelines and signage to ensure the safety of all.
Each parish will need to provide two or three volunteers to ensure the safe flow and placement of people – seating, distance, cleaning, signage, stewards etc.
a. That the obligation to attend Mass on Sunday remains dispensed.
b. That social distancing (currently two metres) must be observed – except for household groups.
c. Each person must sanitise their hands on entering and leaving the church.
d. Should a person feel unwell, or has been to an infected place in the past 14 days, he or she should not enter the Church.
e. That the numbers entering the church will be restricted – depending on the space available. One-way entry and exit paths will need to be established.
f. That churches must be cleaned every day prior to opening, and portions cleaned during the time it is opened. Special attention must be paid to pews and door handles. Where possible, windows should be open. Air circulation helps reduce infection.
g. Hymn books, prayer books, pamphlets and leaflets and other items may not be left around for people to handle.
i. That those who are “shielded” or self-isolating must remain at home and not come to the church for private prayer.
j. Some of our churches will be unable to fulfil these requirements through being too small, or not being able to recruit the necessary volunteer stewards or cleaners. Hopefully, a church in each deanery will be able to welcome visitors from elsewhere.
k. Face coverings may be worn, but are not strictly necessary. Their use is voluntary and not disrespectful to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament or the sacred space which is the church.
l. Parents and guardians bringing children to the church should be mindful to care for them particularly by ensuring they touch as few surfaces as possible for their own safety.
m. Parishioners from those churches which are unable to open may of course offer themselves to be stewards in churches that are (current local travel restrictions being respected)
“I rejoiced when I heard them say “Let us go to God’s house, and now our feet are standing within your gates O Jerusalem”. (Psalm 121:1-2)
The Rt. Reverend Peter M. Brignall
Bishop of Wrexham
20th June 2020 Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Due to current government guidelines, our Safeguarding officer is working remotely but remains contactable. If you wish to speak to the Diocesan Safeguarding officer, please call the office number: 01978 262726 and leave a clear message with your name and phone number and she will get back to you. Alternatively you can email email@example.com
If at any time during this period you are concerned about the welfare of a child or adult and believe them to be in any immediate danger, do not delay in contacting the police by calling 999.
It is the policy of the Catholic Church in England and Wales to report all allegations of abuse to statutory authorities, regardless of whether the abuse occurred recently or in the past, or whether the accused person is living or deceased.
If you are in any role within the Catholic Church in England and Wales, you must refer allegations directly to the safeguarding office of your diocese, religious congregation, or directly to the Police.
Since the UK-wide COVID-19 lockdown began on 23 March, there has been a 49% increase in calls and online requests for help relating to domestic abuse.
For further information please visit the link below.
The God Who Speaks
Young Peoples Zoom Seminar
Knights of St Columba
St Matthews Gospel Day by Day
ACN - Child's Bible Project
CAFOD Covid -19 Emergency Appeal
Gysegrfa Ffynon Gwenfrewi
As of today (23/03/20), St Winefride's Shrine and Well is closed to pilgrims and the general public until further notice.
Please see St Winefrides Well website for further information and future updates.