Pentecost will be celebrated on Sunday 31 May, 50 days after Easter Sunday.

It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ.

Events at St Chad's Cathedral


Pentecost Vigil - Saturday 30 May - 6pm

Mass on Pentecost Sunday - Sunday 31 May - 11am - celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley



Pentecost Project


Church leaders from across Birmingham - including Archbishop Bernard Longley - have come together for reading and prayer. #Pentecost

National Rosary Relay Rally


Take part in the Rosary Rally on Sunday 31 May. All those in the Archdiocese are invited to say your Rosary at 10am - Archbishop Bernard will be taking part, live streamed from St Chad's Cathedral, followed by Mass at 11am.


The God Who Speaks - scripture initiative for 2020 continues 


Ascension and Pentecost through Art - Fleur Dorrell takes us on a visual journey from Ascension to Pentecost using four paintings for individual and group reflection.

Make a Dove from Above - Colour in a beautiful dove, cut it out and hang it in your home or in your window next to your NHS rainbow.

Pentecost Novena - Join us for nine days of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost; brought to you from Wrexham Diocese with Bishop Peter Brignall.


Pentecost Novena

This novena offers nine days of intercessory prayer for evangelisation and renewal of the Church in the days from Ascension to Pentecost.


Reflection for Pentecost Sunday with Mgr Daniel McHugh: The Burning Bush


Online Pentecost Retreat

Centre for Applied Carmelite Spirituality, Boars Hill, Oxford
Empowered by the Spirit's Breath - An online Pentecost Retreat - 23-31 May 2020

After Easter the Lord Jesus said to the disciples: “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven. (Luke 24:29)”.

How do we wait? Who can help us to prepare to receive this precious gift that empowers us to live each day with peace and joy and freedom that nothing in the world can give us? And when we have received the Father’s gift, how do we allow it to transform us into a gift for others?

This nine-day retreat will prepare you for Pentecost and help you understand how to cultivate the gifts of the spirit in you so that your life will be a living expression of the fruitfulness of the Spirit and in turn the Father’s gift to the world.



Thy Kingdom Come


The sixth 'Thy Kingdom Come' prayer season runs from Ascension Day to Pentecost Sunday.

Lots of resources available for use including a prayer journal, dedicated prayers and an app (full of daily videos, Bible readings, reflections and podcasts), plus activities for children.


WATCH: Thy Kingdom Come - West Midlands Ecumenical Launch 2020

With contributions from religious leaders including Archbishop Bernard Longley.

On the programme, conversations around the Lord's Prayer have been supplemented by worship songs, Bible readings and intercession.




Friends of the Holy Land - Pentecost Challenge


Can you help Friends of the Holy Land with their latest campaign to ensure the charity continues its activities and provides resources for immediate relief to vulnerable brothers and sisters devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic?


St Paul in Acts  

During the Easter period we have been hearing excerpts from the Acts of the Apostles at the Liturgy of the Word at Mass.

It is from Scriptures such as these, which point to the priorities of Christian faith lived in the world, that we can reinvigorate our faith as we go forward from Pentecost to face new problems for the world and for the Church.

Fr Adrian Graffy, Scripture scholar and parish priest of Gidea Park, has prepared a new talk ‘Paul in Acts’.

Images by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay