Introduction

Catholic Dioceses of England and Wales

The Catholic Church in England and Wales is made up of 22 dioceses. A Diocese refers to a community of the Christian faithful in communion of faith and sacraments with their bishop ordained in apostolic succession. These particular Churches 'are constituted after the model of the universal Church; it is in these and formed out of them that the one and unique Catholic Church exists.' Catechism of the Catholic Church 833

Diocese

Arundel and Brighton

The Diocese of Arundel and Brighton serves the counties of Sussex and those parts of Surrey outside the Greater London Boroughs. It is one of the younger dio... Read more

Archdiocese

Birmingham

The Archdiocese of Birmingham is divided into the three Pastoral Areas of Birmingham, Kidderminster and Worcester. These areas in turn cover Birmingham, Berk... Read more

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Brentwood

The Diocese of Brentwood was created in 1917 and comprises the Administrative County of Essex, the unitary authorities of Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock, and t... Read more

Archdiocese

Cardiff

The Archdiocese of Cardiff has eight deaneries covering Cardiff, the Welsh valleys, Bridgend, Hereford, Newport, North Gwent and Pontypridd. The Archbishop i... Read more

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Clifton

The Diocese of Clifton covers the West of England and includes the City and County of Bristol, the counties of Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire, North So... Read more

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East Anglia

The Diocese of East Anglia spans the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and the Unitary Authority of Peterborough. It was formed by Papal decree on... Read more

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Hallam

Formed in May 1980 after the division of the Dioceses of Leeds and Nottingham, the Diocese of Hallam consists of the County of South Yorkshire, parts of the... Read more

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Hexham and Newcastle

The Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle covers a large part of the North East of England including the counties of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Durham and the... Read more

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Lancaster

The Diocese of Lancaster extends along the west of England from the Ribble River in the south of Preston to the Scottish border, comprising the counties of C... Read more

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Leeds

The Diocese of Leeds comprises the whole of West Yorkshire - with the exception of the parish of Todmorden - together with parishes in the East Riding, North... Read more

Archdiocese

Liverpool

The Archdiocese of Liverpool covers the city itself and the surrounding areas including Wigan, St Helens, Southport and the Isle of Man. The Archdiocese is c... Read more

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Menevia

The Diocese of Menevia covers Swansea, Carmarthen, Llandrindod wells, Haverfordwest and Port Talbot. The foundation of the diocese can be traced back to St D... Read more

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Middlesbrough

The Diocese of Middlesbrough consists of the boroughs of Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Stockton on Tees (south of the river), the cities of Kingston u... Read more

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Northampton

The Diocese of Northampton consists of the counties of Bedford, Buckingham and Northampton. Read more

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Nottingham

The Diocese of Nottingham was founded in 1850 and covers the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland, and Lincolnshire. Read more

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Plymouth

The Diocese of Plymouth, created in 1850, covers almost the whole of south-west England, serving Catholics in the counties of Devon, Dorset and Cornwall - in... Read more

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Portsmouth

The Diocese of Portsmouth covers Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, the Channel Isles and parts of Berkshire, Dorset and Oxfordshire. Read more

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Salford

The Diocese of Salford in the north-west of England centres on the city of Salford, a large industrial centre that neighbours Manchester. The two cities lie... Read more

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Shrewsbury

The Diocese of Salford in the north-west of England centres on the city of Salford, a large industrial centre that neighbours Manchester. The two cities lie... Read more

Archdiocese

Southwark

The Archdiocese of Southwark covers the London boroughs south of the Thames, the County of Kent and the Medway Unitary Authority. Read more

Archdiocese

Westminster

Home to Westminster Cathedral, the mother church for Catholics in England and Wales, and our 214 parishes cover West, Central and North London, the Borough o... Read more

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Wrexham

The Diocese of Wrexham covers North Wales - the areas surrounding Caernarfon, Colwyn Bay, Dolgellau, Flint, Rhyl and of course, Wrexham. Read more