The Church

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales is the permanent assembly of Catholic Bishops and Personal Ordinaries in the two member countries. The membership of the Conference comprises the Archbishops, Bishops and Auxiliary Bishops of the 22 Catholic Dioceses of England and Wales. The other members are: The Bishop of the Forces (Military Ordinariate), the Apostolic Eparch of the Ukrainian Church in Great Britain, the Apostolic Eparch for Syro-Malabar Catholics in Great Britain, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, The Bishop of Gibraltar, and the Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands.

In this section we also have information about the Pope, the Holy See, the Apostolic Nuncio to the UK as well as the governance structure of the Bishops’ Conference.

Donate

Support the work of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

Catholic Trust (CaTEW)

The Catholic Trust for England and Wales (CaTEW) is the legal entity for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW).

The Pope

The Roman Pontiff, as the successor of Peter, is the perpetual and visible principle and foundation of unity of both the bishops and of the faithful - Lumen Gentium, 23.

Recruitment

The work undertaken at the Secretariat of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and its Agencies and Offices encompasses a wide range of issues and touches on many aspects of the life of the Church and of society.

Fundraising

There are a number of ways you can give to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.

Rev. Christopher Thomas

The Reverend Christopher Thomas is the current General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. 

The Vatican

The Holy See, or the Vatican as it is sometimes known, is the 'seat of government' of the universal Catholic Church.

Churchmarketplace

Churchmarketplace is an initiative developed by the Catholic Church in response to a need expressed nationally by Dioceses and their Bishops.

Ecclesial Movements

The Bishops’ Conference liaises with representatives of ecclesial movements and new communities. The information that follows includes contact details for some of those working in England and Wales.