Established in 1997
CatholicDirectory.org was set up not only to help people find their local Church and Mass Times but also to create a foundation for communication in the Catholic Church in England and Wales. It now includes information from other parts of the world and forms the foundation of many websites and IT systems used by Catholic Organisations, Dioceses, Publishers and Parishes.
CatholicDirectory.org developed into CathCom in 2004 and then CathCom became a limited company in 2007. In 2011 Catholic South West Ltd became part of CathCom and in 2013 Bellcourt Ltd was bought by CathCom forming the CathCom Group. As such the CathCom Group publishes papers, designs websites, manages directory information, builds IT systems, provides distribution systems and continues to provide this online Catholic Directory
The directory was originally started on a voluntary basis and although it has turned into a group of companies it still remains something we offer for the same reason we started with. Although we are not a charity, we decided to make CathCom a business rather than a charity because we wanted our evangelising projects to be self-sustainable and so they do not use the churches money or resources.