Evangelisation and Catechesis

The Department of Evangelisation and Catechesis assists the Bishops’ Conference to help Catholics know and share their faith. A particular focus of the Department’s work is to support the ‘New Evangelisation’; a term that was used by both Blessed Pope John Paul II and subsequently Pope Benedict XVI to encourage a new missionary impetus in the life of the Church. Areas of departmental work include: home mission, Bible study and promotion, adult faith formation and catechesis, youth ministry, communications, Catholic Faith enquiry accompaniment.

Home Mission

Home Mission

The Home Mission Desk sits within the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis and acts as a point of reference for evangelisation in dioceses, movements... Read more


Adult Formation

Every Catholic is invited to grow in their understanding of what the Church teaches and to expand their vocabulary to enable them to explain their faith and... Read more


Sacred Scripture

As Christians, we understand the Bible to be the written word of God. Read in the light of the Church’s living Tradition, the texts of Scripture speak to us... Read more


Ecclesial Movements

The Bishops’ Conference Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis liaises with representatives of ecclesial movements and new communities. The information...Read more

Crossing the Threshold

Non-Churchgoing Catholics

It's estimated that at least two-thirds of the baptised Catholic community in England and Wales are non-churchgoing - approximately four million people. This... Read more

Rural Issues

Rural Issues

As part of the Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis, the Bishops' Conference has a working group that focuses on rural issues. Sometimes the Church i... Read more


Newsletter Sign-up

You can sign up for our Home Mission newsletter brought to you from the Home Mission Desk of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. In this newsletter you'll find updates of news, events and work of the Bishops' Conference. You can subscribe here and opt-out at any time. Read more