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Christ the Good Shepherd - Workington
Catholic Parish of Christ the Good Shepherd covering Workington and Harrington incorporating the Churches of Our Lady Star of the Sea, St Mary`s and St Gregory in the Diocese of Lancaster


Christ the King - Thornaby, UK
Parish of Christ the King in Thornaby, (Diocese of Middlesbrough).


Christ The King - Leeds, UK
Parish of Christ The King in Bramley, Leeds (Diocese of Leeds).


Christ the King - Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Parish of Christ the King in Blackpool, Lancashire (Diocese of Lancaster).


Christ the King - Wimbledon Park, UK
Parish of Christ the King in London, SW19 8AJ (Archdiocese of Southwark).


Christ the King - Carlisle, Cumbria, UK
Parish of Christ the King in Carlisle, Cumbria (Diocese of Lancaster).


Christ the King - GLASGOW, UK
Catholic Parish of Christ the King in GLASGOW - part of the Diocese of Glasgow


Christ the King - BRORA, UK
Catholic Parish of Christ the King in BRORA - part of the Diocese of Aberdeen


Christ the King - New Stevenston, UK
Catholic Parish of Christ the King in New Stevenston - part of the Diocese of Motherwell


Christ the King - JOHNSTONE, UK
Catholic Parish of Christ the King in JOHNSTONE - part of the Diocese of Paisley


Christ The King - Chingford, UK
Parish of Christ The King in Chingford, London (Diocese of Brentwood)


Christ the King - Coundon, Coventry, UK
The Catholic Parish of Christ the King and St Augustine`s Church in Coventry, West Midlands where everyone is very welcome.


Christ The King - Llanishen, UK
Parish of Christ The King in Llanishen, Cardiff (Archdiocese of Cardiff)


Christ The King - Cockfosters, UK
Parish of Christ The King in Cockfosters, London (Diocese of Westminster)


Christ the King - Bromborough, UK
A warm and welcoming Parish in the Shrewsbury Diocese.


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Useful Definitions in the Catholic Church

What is a Catholic 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).

What is an 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).

What is a 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).

What is a 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

What is a 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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