Agencies

The Agencies of the Bishops' Conference were established by the Bishops of England and Wales to serve the Catholic community and wider society.

Our agencies work in the fields of overseas mission, aid and development, education, racial justice and maritime welfare. Each agency has a bishop as President, Chairman or Episcopal Liaison.

The Bishops' Conference undertakes, whenever practical, to enter into formal consultation with these bodies on matters of particular concern to them.

Apostleship of the Sea

The Apostleship of the Sea (Great Britain) is a Bishops' Conference agency supporting seafarers from across the world meeting their needs by offering help, support and advice.

CAFOD

CAFOD is the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN)

CSAN is the official agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for domestic social action. It is a family of social action charities collectively known as the Caritas network which is supported by the CSAN team.

Catholic Education Service

The Catholic Education Service for England and Wales (CESEW) is the Bishops’ national agency for education.

The Catholic Youth Ministry Federation (CYMFed)

CYMFed seeks to help shape and support Catholic Youth Ministry in England and Wales.

National Justice and Peace Network

The National Justice and Peace Network in England and Wales currently has its main focus on 'Poverty and Inequality in the UK'.

Missio

Missio is the Catholic Church’s official support organisation for overseas mission. It raises awareness and fosters prayer and cooperation in the whole Church.