PARISH visits are a central feature of the bishops' diaries for the coming week.
On Sunday, Bishop Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, of Arundel and Brighton, visits St Michael's in Worthing. On Monday Bishop Howard Tripp, auxiliary in Southwark, will be in Mortlake meeting parishioners and clergy.
Bishop John Crowley, auxiliary in Westminster, celebrates mass in Kingsway parish on Tuesday where he will also commission eucharistic ministers.
Bishop Patrick Kelly of Salford presides at a parish meeting at St Teresa's, Irlam on Wednesday. The meeting will look at the topic of evangelisation.
On the senile day Cardinal Basil Hume of Westminster will open the new London offices of the Irish chaplaincy in the morning, while later he consecrates the chapel at the Poor Clare convent in Arkley.
Bishop John Rawsthorne, auxiliary in Liverpool, celebrates mass at St Mary's, Chorley, on Friday.
Bishop John Jukes, auxiliary in Southwark, visits Strood parish on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday Archbishop Michael Bowen of Southwark consecrates St Teresa's church in Ashford.
On Sunday Bishop Augustine Harris of Middlesbrough celebrates his episcopal silver jubilee with a thanksgiving mass at the cathedral in Coulby Newham at 3pm.