On Friday 18th July, Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying (Suicide) Bill goes to the House of Lords. There will be a debate, and perhaps a vote.

Bishop Philip has asked all clergy to open churches on the evening before (Thursday 17th July) for an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. He encourages every parish to unite together in prayer for the protection of life, particularly in its end stages. Even if you are unable to make it to a Holy Hour that evening, you are invited to spend some time in prayer.

To this end there will be a Holy Hour, with hymns and meditations, in the Nave of St Thomas More on Thursday 17th July from 18.30-19.30 hrs (6.30-7.30pm).