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Benedictines (Olivetan)

Religious Order

Benedictines (Subiaco Cassinese) - Farnborough
Organisation in the Diocese of Portsmouth

Religious Order > Male > Religious House

Benedictines Congregation - Reading
Douai Abbey`s pastoral Programme offer retreats, lectures, talks and workshops on a variety of scriptural, liturgical and theological subjects. The Community has care of the Woolhampton parish. A Monk is available for Confessions in Douai Abbey Church, weekdays 7-7:30 am and 6:30-7pm. Otherwise by request at the churches.

Religious Order > Male > Religious House

Benjamin Court Hospital - Cromer, UK
Hospital in Cromer (Diocese of East Anglia)


Bethany Family Institute - Wolverhampton, UK
Support network for family life, family ministry & family spirituality


Bethlehemites - Ordo Fratrum Bethlemitarum

Religious Order

Bexhill Hospital - Bexhill-on-Sea
Organisation in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton

Chaplaincy > Hospital

Bible Study Group - Wincanton
Organisation in the Diocese of Clifton


Cluster of Parishes in the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle.


Bishop Challoner - London, UK
All Girls Secondary School


Bishop Douglass Catholic High - Finchley, UK


Bishop`s House - Ingatestone, UK
A warm and welcoming Chaplaincy in the Brentwood Diocese.


Bishop`s House - Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
A warm and welcoming Chaplaincy in the Hexham & Newcastle Diocese.


Bishop`s House - Northampton, UK
A warm and welcoming Chaplaincy in the Northampton Diocese.


Bishop`s House - Nottingham, UK
A warm and welcoming Chaplaincy in the Nottingham 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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