Diocesan Mission Statement

A Celebrating Church – Expressing what we believe in our worship, engaging with the gift of liturgy, and allowing ourselves to be renewed in it.

A Caring Church – Seeking to understand the sufferings of those around us, reaching out and being Christ to one another, and serving the world.

A Learning Church – Deepening our understanding of our faith, humbling ourselves to learn from Our Lord and each other, and discovering our true nature as the Body of Christ.

A Living Church – Empowering all around us with the presence and joy of the Holy Spirit, proclaiming Christ to the world, and being faithful to our mission.

“The Spirit of the Lord has been given to me, for he has anointed me.

He has sent me to bring good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives and to the blind new sight, to set the downtrodden free, to proclaim the Lord’s year of favour”

Luke 4: 8-19

The appointment of our new bishop has been made by the Holy Father. He is Monsignor Mark O’Toole, a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster, rector of Allen Hall seminary in London and formally priest secretary to Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor. He was ordained in our cathedral on January 28th 2014.

Diocese of Plymouth

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