Events

Here you can learn more about the events, projects and initiatives supported by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.

Events, projects and initiatives take place at all levels in the Catholic Church – parish, diocesan, national and international.

Here you’ll find events, projects and initiatives that relate directly to the work of the Bishops’ Conference, its departments, offices and agencies.

For more localised events, see the websites of the Dioceses of England and Wales.

Day for Life

Day for Life is the day in the Church’s year dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage and in every condition.

General Election 2024

The Prime Minister has called a general election for Thursday, 4 July. In this section you will find information and guidance on key issues of importance to us, as Catholics, to help inform how we vote.

A new edition of the Lectionary, the book which contains the readings which are proclaimed at Mass, will come into use in England and Wales on the First Sunday of Advent 2024.

Celebrating the Gift of People with Disabilities

An all-day event at Aylesford Priory to value and celebrate creative people who experience disability, taking the theme 'Be a Prophet - Go tell everyone!'

Lifting the 50% Cap on Catholic School Admissions

We welcome the decision by the Education Secretary to lift the 50% cap on admissions for new free schools in England, and to allow Catholic special academies. The decision is subject to a consultation which closes on 20 June. It is important that there is a strong response to the consultation.

Sea Sunday

Every year churches around the world celebrate Sea Sunday, 14 July 2024. It is a day for people to come together to pray for seafarers and fishers, and thank them for the vital role they play in all of our lives.

For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission

A three-year 'synodal' process is taking place in the Catholic Church that culminates in two Synodal gatherings in Rome in October 2023 and a year later in 2024. The overall theme is "For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, Mission".

Adoremus at Oscott

The Catholic Church in England and Wales - bishops, priests and people from all dioceses - will gather at St Mary’s College, Oscott, for a day to renew and deepen our devotion to the Eucharist.

World Communications Day

The theme for this year's World Day of Social Communications, chosen by Pope Francis, is 'Artificial Intelligence and the Wisdom of the Heart: Towards a Fully Human Communication'. Full message, prayers, resources and more here.

The Year of Jubilee 2025 

The Holy Father has decided that 2025 will be a year of Jubilee, something which happens every 25 years. The theme is “Pilgrims of Hope”.

Ukraine Response

As we look on with concern at one of the greatest humanitarian crises to unfold in Europe since the end of the Second World War, you can pray for Ukraine and her people here. We also pray for all peace-loving Russians.

Do Justice

'Do Justice' is an initiative of the Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) encouraging Catholics to take meaningful action in response to the urgent needs within their communities.

The God Who Speaks

"We declare to you what was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the word of life." 1 John 1:1

Cost of Living Crisis

At the Bishops' Conference, we are acutely aware of the impact of the cost-of-living crisis up and down the country.

Previous Events

Past events, projects and initiatives supported by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.