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. Catholic churches that can comply with government guidelines are now able to allow collective acts of worship.

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.