Catholic Life

Pictures of the week

1 Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton was the chief celebrant at a Commemorative Mass for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor at Our Lady of Snows Chapel at Prior Park College in Bath.

2 John Kenny with Mike Prior, who gave an after-dinner speech on China to members of the Norwich Circle of the Catenian Association in the refectory of the Great Hospital.

3 Joseph Xiberras, a 14-year-old pupil at St Ambrose College in Hale Barns, Greater Manchester, has come second in the national indoor climbing championships.

4 The Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Stephen Mann, presents a certificate to Souharda Chanda, a pupil at St Thomas More Catholic School in Wood Green, north London, after the Haringey Regional Finals of Jack Petchey’s “Speak Out” Challenge.

5 Elderly parishioners of Christ Church, Heald Green in Greater Manchester enjoy their annual meal together on January 27, prepared and served by other parishioners.

6 Religious attend an ecumenical service at the Cenacle in Jerusalem during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (photo: Mazur/

7 Author Corinna Turner takes part in the Manchester Rough Runner race, raising more than £800, split between Aid to the Church in Need and the Good Counsel Network.

8 Louise Cooke has presented a plaque to Saint John Houghton Catholic Voluntary Academy in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, marking its relationship with Sharewear, a charity providing clothing to people in crisis.

9 Oliver Pilling, Zachary Petre-Azeem and William Bidwell, students at New Hall School in Chelmsford, Essex, have progressed to the next round of the English Speaking Union public speaking competition.

10 Students of Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester, perform in the musical Back to the 80s.

11 Mair Bull, head of drama at St Ambrose College, Adrian Armstrong, chief executive of Access Creative College, and would-be games designer Anashe Chikara take a closer look at virtual reality games design during the college’s annual creative arts festival.

Please email Catholic Life photographs (larger than 1MB) with captions to [email protected]