The Catholic Bishops of England and Wales met for their Easter plenary meeting at Hinsley Hall in the Diocese of Leeds from 11 – 14 April 2016. Here you can read/download the statements and resolutions.

April 2016 Plenary - Short Resolutions

Here you can read or download the more concise resolutions from the Bishops' Plenary Meeting held at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, from 11 - 14 April 2016.

The EU Referendum

Reflecting on the forthcoming vote, the Bishops said: "We recognise the historic nature of this referendum and its implications for future generations. The outcome will have consequences for the future not only of the United Kingdom, but for Europe and for the world."

Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday

The Bishops’ Conference establishes that, at all Sunday Masses on 11-12 June 2016, each parish prays for Her Majesty the Queen to mark her 90th birthday by including such an intention in the Bidding Prayers and by reciting at the end of Mass (after the Prayer after Communion and before the Final Blessing) the Prayer for the Queen.

Resolution on the Apostolic Exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia'

The Bishops of England and Wales welcome the Pope's Exhortation 'Amoris Laetitia'. Following the two synods on the family, the Exhortation is intended to aid reflection, dialogue, and pastoral practice on love and family. It offers great help and encouragement to families in their daily commitments and challenges. We are inspired by the Pope’s portrayal of God's love present in the daily and often messy realities of family life.