Bishops of England and Wales hold Plenary Meeting in Leeds

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The Bishops of England and Wales met at Hinsley Hall, Leeds, for their autumn plenary meeting from 10-13 November 2014.

It was fitting that the host diocese – the Diocese of Leeds – welcomed a new Bishop shortly after the conclusion of the meeting on Thursday 13 November with the Episcopal Ordination of the Rt Rev Marcus Stock in St Anne’s Cathedral.

More fitting still that Bishop Stock had just completed five years as General Secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales.


The bishops discussed many subjects and issued resolutions on:

Click on the links above to read fuller statements on the issues.

Press Conference

Cardinal Vincent Nichols held a press conference at the Secretariat of the Bishops’ Conference in London to discuss the bishops’ meeting. His Eminence was joined by the new General Secretary of the Bishops’ Conference Fr Chris Thomas.


You can listen to audio from the press conference by using the player and link to the right of this page.

Section for statements and resolutions on the Bishops’ November 2014 Plenary.