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Aid to the Church in Need - Liverpool
Directly under the Holy See, Aid to the Church in Need supports the faithful wherever they are persecuted, oppressed or in pastoral need. ACN is a Catholic charity helping to bring Christ to the world through information, prayer and action. Founded in 1947, the organisation is now at work in around 140 countries throughout the world. Registered charity no 1097984
Organisation > Diocesan
Ainbhthin Naofa - Rosscahill N S
Catholic Primary School
Aine Naofa N S - Scoil Aine Naofa
Catholic Primary School
Aintree Village - Old Roan
Church in the Archdiocese of Liverpool
Al Anon Meeting - Aylesbury
St Joseph`s Parish Hall||Sun 7-9pm
Aldeburgh & District Community Hospital - Aldeburgh, UK
Hospital in Aldeburgh (Diocese of East Anglia)
Alder Hey Hospital - Liverpool
Organisation in the Archdiocese of Liverpool
Chaplaincy > Hospital
Alderley Edge School for Girls - Alderley Edge, UK
A mixed Maintained Secondary School in Alderley Edge, Cheshire (Diocese of Shrewsbury)
School > Independent > Primary & Secondary > All Girls
Aldershot Head Teachers Cluster Group
Head Teachers Cluster Group
Diocese > Department > Education/Schools > Heads Cluster Group
Alexandra - Airdrie, Scotland
Catholic Primary School in Scotland
School > Maintained > Primary > Mixed
Alice Ingham RCPS - a Voluntary Academy - Rochdale, UK
A mixed Maintained Primary School in Rochdale, Greater Manchester (Diocese of Salford)
School > Voluntary Academy > Primary > Mixed
All Hallows - Macclesfield, UK
A mixed Maintained Secondary School in Macclesfield, Cheshire (Diocese of Shrewsbury)
School > Maintained > Secondary > Mixed
All Hallows - Pontyclun, UK
Parish of All Hallows in Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taff (Archdiocese of Cardiff)
All Hallows - Miskin, UK
A warm and welcoming Parish in the Cardiff (Caerdydd) Diocese.
All Hallows - Cranmore, UK
Mixed Independent Preparatory School (Ages 3-13) in Cranmore, Somerset
School > Independent > Primary > Mixed
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).
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. If the title of archbishop is granted on personal grounds to a diocesan bishop, his diocese does not thereby become an archdiocese (Wikipedia).
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).
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
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