The membership of the Conference comprises the Archbishops, Bishops and Auxiliary Bishops of the 22 Catholic Dioceses of England and Wales. The other members are: The Bishop of the Forces (Military Ordinariate), the Apostolic Eparch of the Ukrainian Church in Great Britain, the Apostolic Eparch for Syro-Malabar Catholics in Great Britain, the Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, The Bishop of Gibraltar, and the Apostolic Prefect of the Falkland Islands.
A two-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church that culminates in the final Synod Gathering of Bishops in Rome in October 2023. The overall theme is "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission".
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has six departments: Catholic Education and Formation, Christian Life and Worship, Social Justice, Dialogue and Unity, Evangelisation and Catechesis and International Affairs. The Office for Migration Policy (OMP) works within the Department of International Affairs.
The work undertaken at the Secretariat of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales and its Agencies and Offices encompasses a wide range of issues and touches on many aspects of the life of the Church and of society.
The Bishops' Conference offers the following criteria and commentary for the guidance to all organisations that wish to be considered for entry in the Catholic Directory of England and Wales.
The Bishops’ Conference liaises with representatives of ecclesial movements and new communities. The information that follows includes contact details for some of those working in England and Wales.