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Aston University - Aston, UK
Aston University Catholic Chaplaincy in Aston, West Midlands where everyone is very welcome.

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Aston University Chaplaincy - Aston University, UK
A warm and welcoming Chaplaincy in the Birmingham Diocese.

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ATD Fourth World NGO, UK
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ATR Pirbright - Pirbright, UK
A warm and welcoming Forces Chaplaincy in the Forces Diocese.

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Attleborough Methodist Church - Attleborough, UK
Parish of Attleborough Methodist Church in Attleborough, Norfolk (Diocese of East Anglia)

Parish > Parish Division

Augustinian Friars - Ordo Fratrum Sancti Augustini
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Religious Order

Augustinian Recollects - Ordo Augustinianorum Recollectorum
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Religious Order

Avon Stour
The Pastoral Area of Avon Stour in the Portsmouth Diocese.

Pastoral Area

Aylesbury
St John Fisher

Deanery

Baden Powell House - HQ Catterick Garrison, UK
A warm and welcoming Forces Chaplaincy in the Forces Diocese.

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Bagshot - Bagshot, UK
see CAMBERLEY

Parish Redirection

Bailiwick of Guernsey
The Pastoral Area of Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Portsmouth Diocese.

Pastoral Area

Baladites - Ordo Libanensis Maronitarum
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Religious Order

Bangladesh Christian Online, UK
Bangladesh Catholic Web Directory

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Bangor University Chaplaincy - Menai Avenue, UK
A warm and welcoming Parish in the Wrexham Diocese.

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Useful Definitions of the Structures in the Catholic Church

Bishops' Conference

An episcopal conference, sometimes called a conference of bishops, is an official assembly of the bishops of the Catholic Church in a given territory. ... Individual bishops do not relinquish their immediate authority for the governance of their respective dioceses to the conference (Wikipedia).

Archdiocese

Dioceses ruled by an archbishop are commonly referred to as archdioceses; most are metropolitan sees, being placed at the head of an ecclesiastical province. A few are suffragans of a metropolitan see or are directly subject to the Holy See.

The term 'archdiocese' is not found in Canon Law, with the terms 'diocese' and 'episcopal see' being applicable to the area under the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of any bishop.[8] If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).

Diocese

The group of churches that a bishop supervises is known as a diocese. Typically, a diocese is divided into parishes that are each overseen by a priest.

The original dioceses, in ancient Rome, were political rather than religious. Rome was divided into dioceses, each of which was made up of many provinces. After Christianity became the Roman Empire's official religion in the 4th century, the term gradually came to refer to religious districts. The Catholic Church has almost 3,000 dioceses. The Greek root of diocese is dioikesis, 'government, administration, or province.' (Vocabulary.com).

As of April 2020, in the Catholic Church there are 2,898 regular dioceses: 1 papal see, 649 archdioceses (including 9 patriarchates, 4 major archdioceses, 560 metropolitan archdioceses, 76 single archdioceses) (Wikipedia).

Deanery

A subdivision of a diocese, consisting of a number parishes, over which presides a dean appointed by a bishop. The duty of the dean is to watch over the clergy of the deanery, to see that they fulfill the orders of the bishop, and observe the liturgical and canon laws. He summons the conference of the deanery and presides at it. Periodically he makes a report to the bishop on conditions in the deanery.www.catholicculture.org

Parish

In the Roman Catholic Church, a parish (Latin: parochia) is a stable community of the faithful within a particular church, whose pastoral care has been entrusted to a parish priest (Latin: parochus), under the authority of the diocesan bishop. It is the lowest ecclesiastical subdivision in the Catholic episcopal polity, and the primary constituent unit of a diocese. In the 1983 Code of Canon Law, parishes are constituted under cc. 515-552, entitled 'Parishes, Pastors, and Parochial Vicars.' Wikipedia

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