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.

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.

Opposing the Decriminalisation of Abortion

The government's flagship Criminal Justice Bill has four important amendments that could fundamentally change our laws on abortion. Please take action and make your voice heard.

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.

Restoring Pugin Study Day

Join Nottingham DIocese for a day dedicated to exploring the legacy of Pugin, with a focus on Restoring Pugin Project discoveries at Nottingham Cathedral.

Pray for Peace in the Holy Land

Pope Francis, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, and church leaders the world over are encouraging Catholics to pray for peace for the suffering people of the Holy Land.

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 cap on new free schools in England. The decision is subject to a consultation on removing the cap, that closes on 20 June. We would encourage Catholics in England and Wales to respond positively to this consultation. 

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”.

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".

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.

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.