Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales

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 and the Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands.

Holy Father

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... Read more


The Bishops

In this section, you will find profiles of our diocesan bishops and retired bishops as well as the Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain - the Holy Father's repr... Read more


The Church

The Catholic Church is the largest Christian denomination in the world. It has more than one billion members worldwide – roughly one in every six people is a... Read more



Benchmark is the online home for features and news relating to the official statements and documents of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. Read more

support us


We greatly appreciate the donations we receive from our supporters. There are a number of ways you can give to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England an... Read more



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 issu... Read more



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

co-operative purchasing


Churchmarketplace is an initiative developed by the Catholic Church in response to a need expressed nationally by Dioceses and their Bishops for a co-operati... Read more