The 10th World Meeting of Families (WMOF) is being held in Rome from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2022.   There are many events and seminars being live streamed during the week and Pope Francis will be celebrating Mass from St Peter’s on 25 June 2022 at 16:30UK time.
Whilst in previous years many have travelled to join the global event, this time the format will be local & linked with Rome i.e. not solely in Rome but in our dioceses too.   So we are calling the week Rome@Home, with a specific focus on celebrating family love for this week in our parishes and schools.   There are opportunities for parishes and families to join in with the events planned via the live stream.   Please refer to the website
Sam Canning, chair of our diocesan marriage and family life commission said
“We look forward to a wonderful week celebrating “Family Love” in our schools and parishes across the Diocese”
Our Diocesan celebration will be a “Thanksgiving Service for Families” on Sunday 26th June 2022, hosted by Bishop David at the Cathedral from 2pm.  This will be followed by light refreshments and activities for young people in the Cathedral Centre and grounds.  The Thanksgiving Service will be live streamed and all are welcome to come along in person.   To register using Eventbrite:
Please do get in touch if you would like more information or how to get involved to organise a family event from your parish.   Please email Sam at