CARDINAL Basil Hume of Westminster, Archbishop Michael Bowen of Southwark, and Archhishop Maurice Couve de Murville of Birmingham are among those bishops attending the consecration of Brentwood cathedral on Friday (see above).
This week also sees the celebration of several centenaries and anniversaries. On Monday, Bishop Joseph Gray of Shrewsbury will be present at a concelebrated mass of thanksgiving on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of St Alban's, Macclesfield.
On Friday, Bishop John Brewer of Lancaster presides at a mass in thanksgiving for the centenary of St Mary's, Middlewich. And on Saturday, Bishop Cormac Murphy O'Connor of Arundel and Brighton celebrates mass on the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Women'. League, Weybridge.
Archbishop Derek Worlock of Liverpool attends a Churches Together in England enabling group on Sunday.
The Salford diocesan pilgrimage to Walsingham, with Bishop Patrick Kelly of Salford in attendance, takes place on Sunday. Bishop Daniel Mullins of Menevia is with the Welsh national pilgrimage to Lourdes all week, returning on June 1.
On Friday, Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth presides at the ordination to the priesthood of Robin Ellwood at Our Lady and St Edmund's Abingdon. Bishop Mervyn Alexander of Clifton inducts Fr Michael House CC as parish priest of St Thomas More's, Marlborough.
Bishop David Konstant of Leeds attends a council meeting at Leeds University on Thursday. On Saturday, Bishop Leo McCartie of Northampton visits Our Lady of Ransom, Kempston.