Agencies of the Bishops' Conference

The Agencies of the Bishops' Conference were established by the Bishops of England and Wales. Each agency has a bishop as President, Chairman or Episcopal Liaison. They were set up to serve the Catholic community and wider society in areas such as overseas mission, aid and development, education, racial justice and maritime welfare.


Apostleship of the Sea

The Apostleship of the Sea (Great Britain) is an agency of the Catholic Bishops' Conferences of England and Wales and Scotland, and is linked to the Departme... Read more

Aid and Development


CAFOD is the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales. CAFOD works in some of the poorest communities in more than 40 countries, stan... Read more

Domestic Social Action

Caritas (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 co... Read more


Catholic Education

The Catholic Education Service for England and Wales (CESEW) is the Bishops’ national agency for education. Chaired by Bishop Malcolm McMahon of Nottingham,... Read more

Youth Ministry


CYMFed seeks to help shape and support Catholic Youth Ministry in England & Wales. It does this by giving youth ministry a strong voice in the Church and wid... Read more

Justice and Peace

Justice and Peace

The National Justice and Peace Network in England and Wales currently has its main focus on 'Poverty and Inequality in the UK', and are partners in the 'Clos... Read more

Overseas Mission


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

Consultative Bodies

Consultative Bodies

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