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Archdiocese of Westminster, Archbishop`s House, Westminster, London, SW1P 1QJ
Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, Westminster, London, SW1P1QN

Catholic Priests and People

Cardinal Vincent Nichols - Archbishop
Rt Rev John Sherrington - Auxiliary Bishop
Rt Rev Nicholas Hudson - Auxiliary Bishop
Mgr Martin Hayes - Vicar General
Mr Edmund Adamus - Marriage & Family Life Director
Ms Marie Saba - Communications Officer
Mr Paul Barber - Director of Schools
Sr Damian McGrath -
Mr Tim Livesey -
Mr Steven Noon -
Mr Anthony Mackersie - Director of Education
Ms Jo Siedlecka - Deputy Editor


Correspondence AddressVaughan House
46 Francis Street
Phone 020 7798 9000
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External Link to Archdiocese of Westminster`s Website:


Hammersmith and Fulham,
Kensington and Chelsea,
Lea Valley,
North Kensington,
St Albans,
Tower Hamlets,
Upper Thames,

Catholic Parishes

Metropolitan Cathedral of the Most Precious Blood, Westminster Cathedral
The Holy Name and Our Lady, BOW COMMON, Bow
St Joseph`s, Carpenders Park and South Oxhey
Our Lady and St Christopher, CRANFORD, Hounslow
Our Lady and St Joseph, Kingsland
St Anne, LAXTON PLACE, Longford Street
Our Lady Immaculate, LIMEHOUSE, 636 Commercial Road
St George`s Chapel, Heathrow (London Airport)
St John the Evangelist, Mill End & Maple Cross
St Edmund of Cant. + Eng Martyrs, Old Hall Grn, Ware
St Thomas of Canterbury, Puckeridge, Ware
St Anthony Bobola, POLISH CHURCH, Hammersmith
Our Lady of the Assumption, POTTERS BAR (W), Potters Bar
St Pius X, North Kensington
St Hilda, STEVENAGE, Stevenage
St Bede, Croxley Green, Rickmansworth
Our Lady of Walsingham + English Martyrs, ENFIELD, Enfield
Our Lady of Dolours, FULHAM ROAD, Kensington
St Mary and St Joseph, Hemel West
St Anne`s Church, Mile End
St Hilda, Stevenage Shephall
St Philip`s Priory, Chelmsford
St Saviour, Abbots Langley
Our Lady Of Lourdes, Acton
St Aidan of Lindisfarne, Acton East
The Holy Family, Acton West
St Michael`s , Ashford
Holy Trinity and St Augustine of Canterbury, Baldock
St Mary Of The Angels, Bayswater
Sacred Heart, Berkhamsted
Our Lady Of The Assumption, Bethnal Green
St Joseph and the English Martyrs, Bishop`s Stortford
St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Borehamwood
Ss John Fisher and Thomas More, Borehamwood North
Our Lady Refuge of Sinners and St Catherine Of Siena, Bow
The Holy Name and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Bow Common
St John the Evangelist, Brentford
Holy Trinity, Brook Green
St Joseph, Bunhill Row
St Richard of Chichester, Buntingford
The Annunciation, Burnt Oak
The Sacred Heart of Jesus and St John the Evangelist, Bushey and Oxhey
Our Lady Of Hal, Camden Town
St Joseph, Carpenders Park and South Oxhey
St Mary`s, Chelsea 1
Our Most Holy Redeemer and St Thomas More, Chelsea 2
Our Lady, Mother of the Saviour, Chipperfield
Our Lady of Grace and St Edward, Chiswick
St John Fisher, Chorleywood
St Scholastica, Clapton
St Jude, Clapton Park
St Peter and St Paul, Clerkenwell
Christ The King, Cockfosters
St Mary and St Michael, Commercial Road
The Blessed Sacrament, Copenhagen Street
Our Lady and St Christopher, Cranford
St Agnes, Cricklewood
St Martin de Porres, Cuffley
St Mary and St Andrew, Dollis Hill
Abbey Church of St Benedict, Ealing
St Thomas More, Eastcote
The Most Precious Blood and St Edmund, Edmonton
Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St George, Enfield
The Immaculate Conception, Farm Street
St Lawrence, Feltham
St Philip the Apostle, Finchley Church End
St Mary`s, Finchley East
St Alban, Finchley North
Notre Dame De France, French Church
St Thomas of Canterbury, Fulham 1
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Fulham 2
Our Lady of Dolours, Fulham Road
Our Lady and St Michael, Garston
St Margeret Clitherow, Grahame Park
Our Lady of the Visitation, Greenford
St Joseph, Grove Park
St John the Baptist, Hackney
St Mary, Hampstead
St Theodore of Canterbury, Hampton-on-Thames
Our Lady and St Joseph, Hanwell
St Paul, Harefield
Our Lady of Lourdes, Harpenden
St Augustine Of Canterbury, Harringay
St John Fisher, Harrow North
Our Lady of Lourdes and St Vincent de Paul, Harrow Road
Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury, Harrow-on-the-Hill
St Peter, Hatfield South
Our Lady of the Rosary and St Dominic, Haverstock Hill
The Immaculate Heart of Mary, Hayes
St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Headstone Lane
St Mary And St Joseph, Hemel Hempstead
Our Lady Queen of all Creation, Hemel Hempstead East
St Paul`s, Hemel Hempstead North
St Mark`s Church, Hemel West
Our Lady of Dolours, Hendon
St Patrick, Hendon West
The Immaculate Conception and St Joseph, Hertford
Our Lady Queen of The Apostles, Heston
St Joan of Arc, Highbury
St Joseph, Highgate
Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, Hitchin
Sacred Heart Of Jesus, Holloway
Immaculate Heart of Mary and St Dominic, Homerton
St Michael and St Martin, Hounslow
St Monica`s Priory, Hoxton
Our Lady of Sorrows and St Bridget of Sweden, Isleworth
St John the Evangelist, Islington
St Peter`s, Italian Church
Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Kensal New Town
Church of the Transfiguration, Kensal Rise
Our Lady of Victories, Kensington 1
Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Simon Stock, Kensington 2
Our Lady Help of Christians, Kentish Town
All Saints, Kenton
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Kilburn
St Sebastian and St Pancras, Kingsbury Green
Our Lady and St Joseph, Kingsland
St Thomas More, Knebworth
St Anne, Laxton Place
Our Lady Of Lebanon, Lebanese Church
St Hugh of Lincoln, Letchworth Garden City
Our Lady Immaculate and St Frederick, Limehouse
St Anselm and St Cecilia, Lincoln`s Inn Fields
St George`s Interdenominational, London Airport (heathrow)
Our Lady, St Mary of Walsingham, London Colney
Corpus Christi, Covent Garden (Maiden Lane)
St Thomas More, Manor House
Our Lady of the Rosary, Marylebone
The Guardian Angels, Mile End
St John The Evangelist, Mill End
Sacred Heart and Mary Immaculate, Mill Hill
St Mary Moorfields, Moorfields
Holy Cross, Bishop`s Stortford
Our Lady Of Muswell, Muswell Hill
St Patrick`s, Neasden
Mary Immaculate and St Peter, New Barnet
Our Lady of Lourdes, New Southgate
Ss Peter and Paul, Northfields
St Matthew, Northwood
Oratory, Brompton
St Vincent de Paul, Osterley
Our Lady of Sorrows, Paddington
St Monica, Palmers Green
Holy Cross, Parsons Green
St John Fisher, Perivale
Holy Apostles, Pimlico
St Luke, Pinner
St Andrew Bobola, Polish Church 2
Our Lady Mother Of The Church, Polish Church 3
Our Lady Of Czestochowa And St Casimir, Polish Church 1
Church of Mary, Mother of God, Ponders End
Ss Mary and Joseph, Poplar
Our Lady and St Vincent, Potters Bar
Our Lady, Queen of Heaven, Queensway
St John Fisher, Redbourn
Our Lady Help Of Christians, Rickmansworth
St Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs, Royston
Most Sacred Heart, Ruislip
St Gregory the Great, Ruislip South
Most Holy Redeemer, Bishop`s Stortford
The Good Shepherd, Shenley
The Holy Ghost and St Stephen, Shepherds Bush
St John Fisher, Shepperton
St Patrick, Soho Square
St Aloysius, Somers Town
St Anselm`s Church, Southall
St James, Spanish Place
St Alban and St Stephen, St Albans
St Pius X, St Charles Square
Our Lady, St John`s Wood
St Margaret of Scotland, St Margarets-on-Thames
Our Lady of the Rosary, Staines-upon-Thames
St Ignatius, Stamford Hill
St William of York, Stanmore
St Joseph, Stevenage Bedwell
St Hilda, Stevenage Shephall
Transfiguration, Stevenage Transfiguration
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Stoke Newington
The Five Precious Wounds, Stonebridge
St Peter-in-Chains, Stroud Green
St George, Sudbury
St Ignatius of Loyola, Sunbury-on-Thames
St Thomas More, Swiss Cottage
The Sacred Heart, Teddington
St Mellitus, Tollington Park
The English Martyrs, Tower Hill
Corpus Christi, Tring
St James, Twickenham
The Holy Family, Ukrainian Cathedral
St Anne, Underwood Road
Our Lady of Lourdes and St Michael, Uxbridge
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception & St Joseph, Waltham Cross
St Patrick, Wapping
Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph, Ware
Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory, Warwick Street
Holy Rood, Watford
Church of St Helen, Watford North
St Joseph, Wealdstone
Holy Family, Welwyn Garden City Digswell
Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, Welwyn Garden City East
St Joseph, Wembley 1
English Martyrs, Wembley 2
St John Vianney, West Green
St Thomas More, Wheathampstead
St Mary Magdalen, Whetstone
Our Lady Of Fatima, White City
Our Lady Of Willesden, Willesden
St Mary Magdalen, Willesden Green
St Paul the Apostle, Wood Green
St Raphael, Yeading
St Paul, Cheshunt

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Useful Definitions of the Structures 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." (

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 the difference between a Diocese and an Archdiocese?

Each diocese is within a Province - a group of Dioceses - the Archdiocese is the main Diocese within that Diocese. The bishop of that Archdiocese is therefore automatically an Archbishop. If a bishop has been made an Archbishop personally is referred to as an Archbishop but it does not make their Diocese an Archdiocese.

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

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