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Organisation > Diocesan - Bullet Point Association of the Ladies of Charity - Salford Diocese, UK
The Association was founded by St Vincent de Paul In 1617. The aims of the Association are to visit the elderly, the sick and the lonely in their homes and also in hospitals or nursing homes giving them spiritual and practical help or simply keeping them company. There are seven active branches in the diocese working in close conjunction with members of parish SVP societies.
Organisation > Diocesan

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

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

 - Bullet Point ATD Fourth World NGO, UK

 - Bullet Point ATR Pirbright - Pirbright, UK
A warm and welcoming Forces Chaplaincy in the Forces Diocese.

Parish > Parish Division - Bullet Point Attleborough Methodist Church - Attleborough, UK
Parish of Attleborough Methodist Church in Attleborough, Norfolk (Diocese of East Anglia)
Parish > Parish Division

Religious Order - Bullet Point Augustinian Canonesses of the Mercy of Jesus
Religious Order

Religious Order - Bullet Point Augustinian Friars - Ordo Fratrum Sancti Augustini
Religious Order

Religious Order - Bullet Point Augustinian Recollects - Ordo Augustinianorum Recollectorum
Religious Order

Deanery > Pastoral Area - Bullet Point Avon Stour Pastoral Area
The Pastoral Area of Avon Stour in the Portsmouth Diocese.
Deanery > Pastoral Area

Deanery - Bullet Point Aylesbury
St John Fisher

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

Parish Redirection - Bullet Point Bagshot - Bagshot, UK
Parish Redirection

Deanery > Pastoral Area - Bullet Point Bailiwick of Guernsey Pastoral Area
The Pastoral Area of Bailiwick of Guernsey in the Portsmouth Diocese.
Deanery > Pastoral Area

Chaplaincy > Military - Bullet Point Baker Barracks, Thorney Island
Organisation in the Diocese of Portsmouth
Chaplaincy > Military

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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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