Health and Social Care

The Church has, since earliest times, been committed to caring for those who are sick or in need. Indeed, institutions established by churches and religious orders laid the foundations of the modern health service.

The Church has, since earliest times, been committed to caring for those who are sick or in need. Indeed, institutions established by churches and religious orders laid the foundations of the modern health service.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, so many aspects of our lives must change. This includes the ways in which we express our faith.

More information in our Coronavirus (COVID-19) section.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a fast-evolving situation. From Tuesday, 5 January 2021, a new lockdown will be in force for England to curb the transmission of the virus. Catholic churches in England can remain open for communal worship such as the celebration of Mass providing the necessary steps are taken to keep people safe.

Catholics in Health and Social Care

The Healthcare Reference Group was created in 2003 following a new initiative of the Bishops to give pastoral support to those working in healthcare in England and Wales.

The Catholic Position on Vaccination

A paper providing clarity and assurances to Catholics about Church teaching and moral issues regarding vaccination.

Healthcare Downloads

A series of healthcare resources produced by the 'Catholics in Healthcare' project. We have guides available for download for clinicians, carers and patients.